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Breakfast in the CBD

Whether it's weekday wheeling and dealing or a weekend crossword on your agenda, 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 or Higher Ground, 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? Make your way to Journal, adjoining the City Library. Shopper? Browse jewels and pastries at Self Preservation.

If your breakfast is more bean than bread, get your specialty brew at Manchester Press. If fructose is your heart starter try cold-pressed juices at Neapoli. For sustainable, rustic fare, find your way to the Grain Store, or for a sweet time head straight to La Petite Creperie.



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Breakfast in the CBD

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Higher Ground

Flee to Higher Ground for breakfast, lunch or dinner and taste for yourself what happens when the Top Paddock crew takes it to a whole new level.


Cumulus Inc.

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


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.


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.


Hardware Societe

Prepare to queue for seriously Instagrammable breakfasts, traditional pastries and tantalising sweet treats at this ever-busy Parisian-style cafe.


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.



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.


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.


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.



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


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.



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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