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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.
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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Purveyor of specialty coffee from Code Black Coffee Roasters, open daily for breakfast, lunch and everything in between, Operator 25 answers your call.
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 your all-American hit on Oliver Lane, with bumper sandwiches, sides, pickles and pretzels backed up by some true-blue Melbourne-made Padre coffee.
Fan of single origin but tired of the attitude? Dust off the morning cobwebs with a caffeine fix from the fine folk at The League of Honest Coffee.
Stand around with a serious but simple brew. The coffee here, from Seven Seeds, Proud Mary and Market Lane, comes three ways: black, white and filter.
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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.
Offering a true bean-to-cup chocolate experience, the team roast small-batches of cacao out the back using custom-built equipment.
Designed by Martin Heide and Megg Evans, this three tiered cafe makes use of every inch of space above, below and around the central staircase.
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.
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.
Wrangle your way into the warmly welcome-to-everyone Newtown Social Club for great coffee, warming soups and eggs, and a good deal of mini succulents.
Venture inside St Kilda's iconic Big Mouth to discover a restored Art deco interior that mixes modern European food with vintage 'bagman' charm.
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.
Join Brunswick locals embracing the very niche NBN enabled WiFi cafecito for Italian and Mexican breakfast and lunch, like delicious huevos rancheros.
Have your faith in fine Italian coffee restored at Residential Kitchen, after being seduced by pillowy pizzas and social half-litre carafes of wine.
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.
The secret's in the blend at this pop-up cafe - Kris Wood (Clement) on coffee, modern-Brit chef Andrew Gale on food and sweet treats by Matt Forbes.
Give thanks to the local producers who have helped Top Paddock deliver their vision from the paddock to your plate, which will surely be licked clean.
Feel the warmth of Il Fornaio's grass-roots quality before you even try the oven-fresh bread or plethora of sweet and sophisticated bakery treats.
Pope Joan's is the neighbourhood joint with more; a cosy cafe, bar, casual restaurant showcasing top local ingredients, and a produce store to boot.
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.
Monsieur Truffe has earned its reputation with cocoa slabs, delicious truffles and delectable drinking chocolate from exotic places.
Perch at the window, take in the Scandinavian aesthetic, and enjoy speciality coffee, cakes and fine hospitality from seasoned barista Caleb Heaney.
Take a man with a passion for coffee, a woman with a love of pastry; add some South Yarra style and some live piano and you have a recipe for success.
Snuggle under a crocheted blanket at a table outside Grigons & Orr, nursing your coffee in a Nana cup and yearning for milk bars of yesteryear.
Squeeze into the storage cupboard (or rather the shop window across the hall) and experience Switchboard's unique charm as well as fabulous coffee.
Have your own 'aha' moment when you note this cosy café's situation at the corner of New and York streets, from whence it serves reliably good brunch.
Order the 'world-famous' chicken sandwich or choose the one-pot wonders and pass time by browsing the antique spoons and eclectic seating options.
Pop into this cute, converted milk bar in the heart of the Western Suburbs that has captured the hearts of young lovers, hipsters and families alike.
Go Euro with traditional pastries, petit tapas and tantalizing sweet treats at this compact French–Spanish city eatery at the end of Hardware Lane.
Settle down on a wooden crate and pick the East Brunswick locals from the cross-town tourists as you savour your morning coffee and hearty brunch.
Do your bit to ensure Pellegrini's gets to its centenary as it's a known fact Melbourne would be poorer without its charm and comforting Italian food.
Bless bustling Babka for being a bastion of Brunswick Street and continually serving up borscht, blintzes and rustic, freshly baked bread and buns.
Palomino Cafe, the no-frills brekkie bar in Northcote, pays homage to the all-American Breakfast. Sunny day? Settle into the cute courtyard out back.
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.
Hum your own wild west soundtrack, as things never get more dangerous in this lively South Melbourne café than chasing a pour-over with a flat white.
Anoint St Ali of South Melbourne your patron saint and savour in his name the carefully crafted espressos and the excellent breakfast and lunch.
Jostle the locals for a table or bar stool at this long-time Brunswick favourite serving up flavours from all over Southeast Asia and a great tipple.
Pick up a box of dainty French treats from La Belle Miette, purveyor of specialty macarons presented in boxes as tempting as the delicacies inside.
Put yourself in a minor place for a majorly good breakfast and velvety coffee or a satisfying lunch and even a cheeky glass of wine in the sunshine.
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.
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.
Ditch conventional din-dins for Pierre Roelofs' unique three-dessert dinner, or just coffee and lunch at the tiny Fitzroy café that's hugely popular.
Sandwiches, soups and salads. It sounds so simple, but so well done at 5 Points Deli by the people who bought you Le Bon Ton and Chingon.
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.
You can't bid on the furniture, but the warmly industrial setting, coffee buzz and full stomach will make you feel like you made the winning bid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emerge from the Degraves Street subway to the aromas of freshly waffled waffles being churned out to the salivating hordes kerbside at Waffle On.
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.
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.
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.
Raise a toast to regional producers and savour a meal and a glass of wine at delicious food festival events, including the World's Longest Lunch.
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