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Cafes

Melbourne is the coffee capital of Australia. In the CBD, the cobblestoned laneways are filled with the aroma of espresso coming from a myriad of cafes. Further afield, Richmond, St Kilda, Fitzroy, South Melbourne and Prahran also offer great cafe strips, with a more laid-back feel.

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Krimper, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Krimper

Melbourne

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

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Cafe Vue, Bulleen, Victoria, Australia

Cafe Vue

Bulleen

Marvel at how Shannon Bennett's modern café blends into Heide's idyllic grounds, then dig into lunch or grab a picnic hamper to eat beneath the trees.

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Fandango, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fandango

North Melbourne

Take a book, or better, a friend to Fandango, a home-away-from-home where the blankets are snug, the service welcoming, and the coffee cockle-warming.

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The Pound, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

The Pound

South Yarra

Mop your brow in solidarity with the hardworking coffee machine and get strength from the 'train smash' breakfast or the multicultural wrap for lunch.

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Las Chicas, Balaclava, Victoria, Australia

Las Chicas

Balaclava

Find a spot alongside locals and gourmet tourists in the sunny Las Chicas courtyard for all-day breakfasts so tempting you might just have a second.

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Captains of Industry, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Captains of Industry

Melbourne

Get a haircut and have a coffee all while getting measured for a bespoke suit. This is a one-stop shop for real gentleman. Grandfather would approve.

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Chez Dré, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chez Dré

South Melbourne

You're spoilt for choice at this South Melbourne patisserie-bakery-café. Grab a table and order up brunch, but save room for dessert.

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Proud Mary, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Proud Mary

Collingwood

Put your faith in Proud Mary and the fancy equipment for a smooth cup o' Joe and a breakfast or lunch that will get you rolling, rolling, rolling.

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Feedback Cafe, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

Feedback Cafe

Yarraville

Bust in for breakfast boom-time in the little Yarraville lounge that's doing big things with a mainly vegetarian menu, and be sure to leave feedback.

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Three Bags Full, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia

Three Bags Full

Abbotsford

You'll be ordering one for the master and one for the dame as well after sampling Three Bags Full's sacred coffee and menu of familiar favourites.

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Little King Cafe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Little King

Melbourne

Hide away from bustling Flinders Street and Federation Square in the Lilliputian haven that is Little King and tuck into home-baked goodies 'n coffee.

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Clement, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Clement

South Melbourne

Discover this jewel for coffee lovers, located in South Melbourne Market. Stop by for a memorable specialty coffee using locally roasted beans.

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Residential Kitchen, Carlton North, Victoria, Australia

Residential Kitchen

Carlton North

Have your faith in fine Italian coffee restored at Residential Kitchen, after being seduced by pillowy pizzas and social half-litre carafes of wine.

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Freestyle Espresso, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Freestyle Espresso

South Melbourne

Detour off the beaten track from South Melbourne Market to find sophisticated Freestyle, going it along to serve homemade food and understated coffee.

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Tomboy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tomboy Cafe

Collingwood

Savour sustainable, seasonal and local breakfasts, brunches and lunches that are topped off perfectly with a coffee and an in-house baked delight.

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19 Squares, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Nineteen Squares

St Kilda

Order the 'world-famous' chicken sandwich or choose the one-pot wonders and pass time by browsing the antique spoons and eclectic seating options.

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Lux Bite, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

LuxBite

South Yarra

Conjure your own descriptions of the macarons being created by the artisan chefs on-site at LuxBite, and return often to sample the changing flavours.

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Coffee Darling, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Coffee Darling

South Yarra

Pronounce your darling with a drawl and you'll fit right in at this South Yarra institution, where the coffee and brunch are as glam as the regulars.

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Rowena Parade Corner Store, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Rowena Parade Corner Store

Richmond

Take a trip to the Mediterranean via Rowena Parade's huge Santorini feature wall, Turkish toast and giant Greek beans, and old-school café atmosphere.

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Gas Eatery and Supplies, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

GAS Eatery and Supplies

South Melbourne

Make GAS your local favourite, whether it's the vegie breakfast options, the Med-menu, great coffee or take-home catering that tickles your fancy.

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Traveller Cafe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Traveller

Melbourne

Stand and savour a coffee and dream about places you've been and those you're yet to discover at Traveller, Seven Seeds' Crossley Street outpost.

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A Little Bird Told Me, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A Little Bird Told Me

Melbourne

Perch at the window, take in the Scandinavian aesthetic, and enjoy speciality coffee, cakes and fine hospitality from seasoned barista Caleb Heaney.

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Mario's, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Marios

Fitzroy

Mix it up with an all day breakfast - for dinner - at Marios, where strictly straight up coffee and great people watching are all the go.

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Crafternoon Cafe, Carlton North, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Crafternoon Cafe

Carlton North

This cafe-and-craft-corner has a menu of creative options including collage, and puppet and badge making, along with breakfast, lunch and sweet treats.

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Self Preservation, Melbourne, Victoria, Ausralia

Self Preservation

Melbourne

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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Globe, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Globe

Prahran

Resolve your arguments about what cuisine to eat at Chapel Street's Globe, which takes inspiration and ingredients from across the seven continents.

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Twenty & Six Espresso, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Twenty & Six Espresso

North Melbourne

You'll feel just a little bit prettier in Twenty & Six's sweet interior, but you won't seem shallow thanks to the cafe's commitment to sustainability.

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Amsterdam Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Amsterdam Street Cafe

Richmond

Dart in between the motor body repair shops to the café with the red façade for a knock-out cup o' joe, brekky burrito and Richmond backstreet charm.

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Mart 130, Middle Park, Victoria, Australia

Mart 130

Middle Park

Just try making up your mind from a breakfast menu boasting all the well-made favourites, served up in the station master's building at tram stop 130.

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Crue Coffee Lounge, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Crue Coffee Lounge

South Yarra

Be spoiled by the committed crew at Crue, who are as fussy about their single origin beans as they are about the runny yolks in their eggs benedict.

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Seven Seeds, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Seven Seeds

Carlton

Peep at the mini coffee bean plantation to get greater pleasure from a flat white, extracted to high standards by a crack-team of coffee connoisseurs.

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Halyard Coffee, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Halyard Coffee

Docklands

Lower your sails, Docklanders. Halyard Coffee and its crew of bean and brew experts have dropped anchor to deliver espresso and sweets in your hood.

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Waffle On, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Waffle On

Melbourne

Emerge from the Degraves Street subway to the aromas of freshly waffled waffles being churned out to the salivating hordes kerbside at Waffle On.

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Babka Bakery, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Babka Bakery Cafe

Fitzroy

Bless bustling Babka for being a bastion of Brunswick Street and continually serving up borscht, blintzes and rustic, freshly baked bread and buns.

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Miss Jackson, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Miss Jackson

St Kilda

Soak up the St Kilda sun with a caffeine hit in Miss Jackson's courtyard and indulge in the bayside suburb's tradition of a languorous all-day brunch.

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DOC Espresso, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

D.O.C Espresso

Carlton

Don't have time to fight the crowds at DOC Carlton? Head round the corner to its sister cafe and settle in for premium antipasti and pasta specials.

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Sonido, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Sonido

Fitzroy

Give your weekend mornings a South American glow and groove along to foot-tapping musica as you munch crispy arepas and sip Columbian hot chocolate.

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Hopetoun Tea Rooms, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hopetoun Tea Rooms

Melbourne

Raise a pinky to founder Lady Hopetoun and enjoy three-tiered old-fashioned elegance for breakfast, lunch and high tea at these charming tea rooms.

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Windsor Deli, Windsor, Victoria, Australia

Windsor Deli

Windsor

Hunker down in this snug nook off Chapel Street with old-fashioned comfort food, like boiled eggs with soldiers, sausage rolls and Nana's preserves.

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Batch Espresso, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Batch Espresso

St Kilda

Go just a little bit Kiwi over superb coffee, all-day brunches and drink, chocolate and booze that all hail from the 'land of the long white cloud'.

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Monsieur Truffe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Monsieur Truffe

Collingwood

Monsieur Truffe has earned its reputation with cocoa slabs, delicious truffles and delectable drinking chocolate from exotic places.

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De Clieu, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

De Clieu

Fitzroy

Allow plenty of time for just soaking up the atmosphere at De Clieu, made better by the thoughtful food options and of course, house roasted coffee.

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St Ali, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

St Ali

South Melbourne

Anoint St Ali of South Melbourne your patron saint and savour in his name the carefully crafted espressos and the excellent breakfast and lunch.

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Hungry Birds, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hungry Birds

Brunswick

Join Brunswick locals embracing the very niche NBN enabled WiFi cafecito for Italian and Mexican breakfast and lunch, like delicious huevos rancheros.

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Young Bloods Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Young Bloods Diner

Fitzroy

Take a break from browsing designer everything at Rose Street Artist Market with breakfast, coffee or a cocktail at this cafe with great rooftop views.

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Birdman Eating, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Birdman Eating

Fitzroy

Kick your day off with a breakfast Bloody Mary and regroup sufficiently to enjoy Gertrude Street people watching and grown-up dishes like duck confit.

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My Sister Says, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

My Sister Says

Port Melbourne

Catch some sun on the communal outside table, tuck into a hearty breakfast at the bar, or fight for a spot among the cluster of cosy inside seats.

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Heartattack and Vine, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Heartattack and Vine

Carlton

Choose tasty morsels from the chalkboard cicchetti menu and tipples from the Italian-leaning wine list at this compact Lygon Street wine bar and cafe.

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Degraves Espresso Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Degraves Espresso Bar

Melbourne

Never tire of the prototypical 'Melbourne cafe', with its laneway location, old-world charm and uncompromising coffee for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Stagger Lees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stagger Lee's

Fitzroy

Follow the edgy attitude on its way back to Brunswick Street and settle in at Stagger Lee's for the kind of breakfast that gets you through to dinner.

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Did you know?

On average, Melbourne imports 30 tonnes of coffee beans each day – enough to make 3 million daily cuppas.


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