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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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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.
Your two-wheeler might be single speed, but thanks to the killer coffee and homestyle cooking at The Little Mule, you'll be running on all cylinders.
Eschew the frantic takeaway coffee for the relaxed sip-in experience at Code Black Coffee, with its slick fit-out and and mouth-watering cafe menu.
Get in line to praise Manchester Press, the huge lucent space softened with old timbers and quirky junkyard installations where coffee reigns supreme.
Go underground for coffee so smooth you'll never want to get it at street level again, made even better with the addition of morning pastries.
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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.
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.
Mop your brow in solidarity with the hardworking coffee machine and get strength from the 'train smash' breakfast or the multicultural wrap for lunch.
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.
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.
You're spoilt for choice at this South Melbourne patisserie-bakery-café. Grab a table and order up brunch, but save room for dessert.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover this jewel for coffee lovers, located in South Melbourne Market. Stop by for a memorable specialty coffee using locally roasted beans.
Have your faith in fine Italian coffee restored at Residential Kitchen, after being seduced by pillowy pizzas and social half-litre carafes of wine.
Detour off the beaten track from South Melbourne Market to find sophisticated Freestyle, going it along to serve homemade food and understated coffee.
Savour sustainable, seasonal and local breakfasts, brunches and lunches that are topped off perfectly with a coffee and an in-house baked delight.
Order the 'world-famous' chicken sandwich or choose the one-pot wonders and pass time by browsing the antique spoons and eclectic seating options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perch at the window, take in the Scandinavian aesthetic, and enjoy speciality coffee, cakes and fine hospitality from seasoned barista Caleb Heaney.
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.
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.
Sip tea or manually extracted coffee and daintily munch pastries while you browse gleaming jewels at this gallery-cafe-bar. How very, very Melbourne.
Resolve your arguments about what cuisine to eat at Chapel Street's Globe, which takes inspiration and ingredients from across the seven continents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emerge from the Degraves Street subway to the aromas of freshly waffled waffles being churned out to the salivating hordes kerbside at Waffle On.
Bless bustling Babka for being a bastion of Brunswick Street and continually serving up borscht, blintzes and rustic, freshly baked bread and buns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
Monsieur Truffe has earned its reputation with cocoa slabs, delicious truffles and delectable drinking chocolate from exotic places.
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.
Anoint St Ali of South Melbourne your patron saint and savour in his name the carefully crafted espressos and the excellent breakfast and lunch.
Join Brunswick locals embracing the very niche NBN enabled WiFi cafecito for Italian and Mexican breakfast and lunch, like delicious huevos rancheros.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Never tire of the prototypical 'Melbourne cafe', with its laneway location, old-world charm and uncompromising coffee for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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.
Whether it's for weekday wheeling and dealing or a weekend crossword marathon, Melbourne's CBD has a breakfast venue to meet your morning needs.
Make getting out of bed worthwhile: rise and shine with connoisseur coffee and mouthwatering meals at Melbourne's favourite breakfast spots.
These city cafes will take your brew as seriously as you do.
Give your coffee fix a scientific twist in the David Jones ground floor laboratory, where the baristas wear white coats and the coffee is no joke.
Have your caffeine and drink it too in a café named after a legendary coffee smuggler, where chairs hang high and the beans are roasted with pedigree.
On average, Melbourne imports 30 tonnes of coffee beans each day – enough to make 3 million daily cuppas.
Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures, a fact reflected in its restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Feast on a dizzying spread of the world's great cuisines.
Treat your palate to an array of flavours at one of many food and wine events held in Melbourne, taste gourmet delights and fresh local produce.
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