Self Preservation, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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 Operator 25, and if fructose is your heart starter, cut a path to Jungle Juice and try the cold-pressed juices at Neapoli (perfect for a Bloody Mary).  Finally, if sleeping in is what matters most, make a leisurely start at 1000£ Bend or Creperie Le Triskel, both open at a respectable 10am.  

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

Krimper, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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

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1000 Bend, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

1000 £ Bend

Buy some art, sip a coffee, write your blog or rent a bike at the hipster heaven of 1000 £ Bend, and be guaranteed that something new will happen.

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Jungle Juice, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jungle Juice

Squeezing into Jungle Juice might not be easy, but it's worth it for a filling bagel or bowl of soup, a fancy coffee, and naturally, a fresh juice.

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Trunk Diner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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Self Preservation, Melbourne, Victoria, Ausralia

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, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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Hardware Societe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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The European, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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Cumulus Inc, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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Journal, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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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Creperie Le Triskel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Creperie Le Triskel

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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Bowery To Williamsburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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Neapoli, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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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These city cafes will take your brew as seriously as you do.

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