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Breakfast in the CBD

Whether it's for weekday wheeling and dealing or a weekend crossword marathon, Melbourne's CBD has a breakfast venue to meet your caffeine and sustenance needs.

Get your critically acclaimed culinary fix with the early birds at Cumulus Inc., and rub shoulders with the movers and shakers at city stalwarts Hardware Societe and The European. Find sophisticated architecture and breakfast options at Guildford Lane's Krimper, and all-American fare at Trunk Diner and Bowery to Williamsburg.

Bookish types, make your way to Journal, adjoining the City Library. Shoppers, browse jewels and pastries at Self Preservation. 

If your breakfast is more bean than bread, get your specialty brew at Manchester Press, and if fructose is your heart starter, try the cold-pressed juices at Neapoli (perfect for a Bloody Mary).  For sustainable, rustic fare, find your way to the Grain Store, or to sate your inner Francophile, spend a little time at La Petite Creperie.

Make the most of the most important meal of the day at some of the city favourites below, open weekdays and weekends. 

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Trunk Diner

The first bite of Trunk Diner's cheeseburger-and-apple-pie goodness brings back memories of diners from across the USA, right here in Melbourne.

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The European

Scramble for an adjective to describe Melbourne's stalwart wine bar and you'll end up settling on 'European', before you settle on one more glass.

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La Petite Creperie

Ease into a day of shopping with a long breakfast or pop in for a decadent lunchtime treat of salted caramel crepes with Five Senses Coffee.

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Grain Store

A Flinders Lane eatery with plenty of sustainable, rustic goodness in store for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, including baked-on-demand cookies.

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Krimper

Get a dose of Australian architecture and design history alongside your Proud Mary coffee and sophisticated breakfast and lunch options.

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Journal

Enjoy an 'intellectual' date of highbrow chat and down-home cooking amid the bookish atmosphere at Journal, where it's ok to eat, drink, and talk.

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Hardware Societe

Go Euro with traditional pastries, petit tapas and tantalizing sweet treats at this compact French–Spanish city eatery at the end of Hardware Lane.

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Neapoli

Boasting an international menu, killer wine list and sleek design, Neapoli is equal parts all-day breakfast cafe, wine shop and Rat Pack club house.

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Bowery to Williamsburg

Get your all-American hit on Oliver Lane, with bumper sandwiches, sides, pickles and pretzels backed up by some true-blue Melbourne-made Padre coffee.

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Self Preservation

Sip tea or manually extracted coffee and daintily munch pastries while you browse gleaming jewels at this gallery-cafe-bar. How very, very Melbourne.

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Manchester Press

Get in line to praise Manchester Press, the huge lucent space softened with old timbers and quirky junkyard installations where coffee reigns supreme.

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Cumulus Inc.

This loft-inspired restaurant, hatted by The Age Good Food Guide boasts a drinking bar, an eating bar and regular tables for serious eating.

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