Do you remember when you were younger and your parents would get fish and chips somewhere local? The flake always seemed to be bigger and thicker, especially considering these days everywhere serves slithers of fish in tempura batter for double the price.
At Carlisle Seafood, a piece of flake is under $7, and it's one of the best you can get in Melbourne. For a few dollars more you can get it with chips or even grilled with a side salad for the health conscious.
Carlisle St is full of amazing restaurants and bars, a tram runs along the street and Balaclava train station is right across the road.