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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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Di Bella Roasting Warehouse, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Di Bella Roasting Warehouse

North Melbourne

Sign up as a bona fide espressophile and learn everything from bean appreciation to getting the most out of home coffee machines. Plus a good brew.

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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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Manchester Press, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Manchester Press

Melbourne

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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Mörk Chocolate, Melbourne, Australia

Mörk

North Melbourne

Offering a true bean-to-cup chocolate experience, the team roast small-batches of cacao out the back using custom-built equipment.

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Flipboard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Flipboard

Melbourne

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.

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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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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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Big Mouth, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Big Mouth

St Kilda

Venture inside St Kilda's iconic Big Mouth to discover a restored Art deco interior that mixes modern European food with vintage 'bagman' charm.

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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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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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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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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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Tom Thumb, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tom Thumb

Melbourne

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.

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Top Paddock, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Top Paddock

Richmond

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.

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Il Fornaio, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Il Fornaio

St Kilda

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.

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Pope Joan, East Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Pope Joan

East Brunswick

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.

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Sensory Lab, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sensory Lab

Melbourne

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.

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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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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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The Final Step, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Final Step

South Yarra

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.

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Grigons & Orr, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grigons & Orr

North Melbourne

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.

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Switchboard Cafe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Switch Board Cafe

Melbourne

Squeeze into the storage cupboard (or rather the shop window across the hall) and experience Switchboard's unique charm as well as fabulous coffee.

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New York Tomato, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

New York Tomato

Richmond

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.

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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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The Pint of Milk, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Pint of Milk

Newport

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.

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Hardware Societe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hardware Societe

Melbourne

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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Small Block, East Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Small Block

Brunswick East

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.

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Pellegrini's, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pellegrini's

Melbourne

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.

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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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Palomino, Northcote, Victoria, Australia

Palomino Cafe

Northcote

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.

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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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Dead Man Espresso, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dead Man Espresso

South Melbourne

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.

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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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Tom Phat, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tom Phat

Brunswick

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.

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Le Belle Miette, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

La Belle Miette

Melbourne

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.

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A Minor Place, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

A Minor Place

Brunswick

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.

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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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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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Cafe Rosamond, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Cafe Rosamond

Collingwood

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.

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5 Points Deli, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

5 Points Deli

Carlton

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.

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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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Auction Rooms, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Auction Rooms

North Melbourne

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.

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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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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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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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Operator 25, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Operator 25

Melbourne

Purveyor of specialty coffee from Code Black Coffee Roasters, open daily for breakfast, lunch and everything in between, Operator 25 answers your call.

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Journal, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Journal

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.

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Code Black Coffee, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Code Black Coffee

Brunswick

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.

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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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