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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.
Say goodbye to sacrificing quality for speed at Earl, where the sandwiches are restaurant quality, the coffee is fine and the service is super fast.
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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.
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.
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.
Get a dose of Australian architecture and design history alongside your Proud Mary coffee and sophisticated breakfast and lunch options.
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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Bop to the beat of the rock 'n' roll soundtrack at Chapel Street's indie-est hangout, featuring terrific coffee, beaut burgers, and vintage couches.
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Sit down for a coffee and seasonal cuisine and help save the world at this social enterprise that distributes its profits to development projects.
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.
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.
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.
Pop into Truman Café at any time of day for breakfast or lunch that manages to be family friendly without sacrificing quality. Pram parking is handy.
Join Brunswick locals embracing the very niche NBN enabled WiFi cafecito for Italian and Mexican breakfast and lunch, like delicious huevos rancheros.
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.
Feel the satisfaction of tucking into a packed lunch like Mum used to make, only insurmountably better since it comes from the Vue de Monde stable.
Pull up a pew and put away a pourover at Monk Bodhi Dharma, or try tea with the changing menu of vegetarian delights for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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.
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.
Work up a thirst before you head to Industry Beans as there's a bumper menu of house-roasted coffee, teas and fresh juices to wet your whistle.
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.
Let Segovia's lasting reputation do the talking as you get on with the business of eating fine modern food with European styling down an edgy laneway.
A lounge-room-style cafe by day, this cosy bar gets crowded with DJs and drinkers at night. Its beer garden is seriously coveted real estate.
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.
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.
Detour off the beaten track from South Melbourne Market to find sophisticated Freestyle, going it along to serve homemade food and understated coffee.
Offering a true bean-to-cup chocolate experience, the team roast small-batches of cacao out the back using custom-built equipment.
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.
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.
From the striking interiors and designer packaging to the carefully crafted bread, everything about Baker D. Chirico shouts, 'I Love What I Do'.
The seasonal menu here adds an international twist to breakfast classics; lunch brings salads, tarts, terrines and curries to the table.
Challenge your tastebuds to decide between post-Press Club Greek delights, with breakfast the standout along with the changing mural out the front.
Hold court at the Postal Hall in the old Australia Post HQ, franking nothing but superlative coffee and crunchy fresh baguettes, panini and focaccia.
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.
Have your faith in fine Italian coffee restored at Residential Kitchen, after being seduced by pillowy pizzas and social half-litre carafes of wine.
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'.
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.
Nestled in a quaint corner, Dr. Morse Bar & Eatery is a 19th century heaven boasting a scrummy menu - perfect break from the city bustle.
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.
Pay your respects to Ray's, the tiny café that was at the vanguard of Melbourne's coffee movement, where the coffee remains as reliable as ever.
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.
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.
Go Euro with traditional pastries, petit tapas and tantalizing sweet treats at this compact French–Spanish city eatery at the end of Hardware Lane.
Head to the shed behind the roller door to find an oasis serving ethical coffee and biodynamic sangas. You can even grab your weekly box of groceries.
Stocked with the finest Italian artisanal produce, this is the perfect place to find that elusive mozzarella di buffalo or San Danielle prosciutto.
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.
You're spoilt for choice at this South Melbourne patisserie-bakery-café. Grab a table and order up brunch, but save room for dessert.
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.
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.
Tick off at least one of the seven deadly sins in the courtyard at Seddon, and you may get to cancel out a few more following drinks in the Good Room.
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.
Discover this jewel for coffee lovers, located in South Melbourne Market. Stop by for a memorable specialty coffee using locally roasted beans.
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.
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.
Make getting out of bed worthwhile: rise and shine with connoisseur coffee and mouthwatering meals at Melbourne's favourite breakfast spots.
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.
These city cafes will take your brew as seriously as you do.
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.
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.
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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