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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.
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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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.
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.
Get a dose of Australian architecture and design history alongside your Proud Mary coffee and sophisticated breakfast and lunch options.
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Mop your brow in solidarity with the hardworking coffee machine and get strength from the 'train smash' breakfast or the multicultural wrap for lunch.
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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.
Just try to stop at one of Sugardough's sweet tarts, rustic loaves of bread or to-die-for hot chocolates from your perch at the centre communal table.
Give in to the temptation to spend the whole day at Orange, a relaxed European-style bistro by day that transforms into a late-night wine bar.
From the striking interiors and designer packaging to the carefully crafted bread, everything about Baker D. Chirico shouts, 'I Love What I Do'.
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.
Lift your jaw off the floor after entering Brunetti's sparkling marble and brass emporium for everything from coffee, cake, gelati, pizza or dinner.
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.
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.
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'.
Hit the wall that's been a southside institution for a decade, serving morning coffee and eggs to bleary commuters and vino on a Friday arvo.
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.
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.
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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Bring along the kids, the dog and enough time to enjoy the old-school milk bar's family menu and the adjoining park that's fun for kids of all ages.
Bust the myth that good things only come to those who wait by zooming in and out of Bon A Manger for fast, healthy and yummy soups, salads and sangas.
With a decadent collection of desserts, Bibelot brings you a slice of the famous French patisserie right in Melbourne.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Nestled in a quaint corner, Dr. Morse Bar & Eatery is a 19th century heaven boasting a scrummy menu - perfect break from the city bustle.
Prolong the Le Traiteur experience by sitting in for coffee and pastries and then taking home French classics like terrine or a good beef bourguinon.
Meet old mates and make new friends over early coffees, later wines and the scrumptious organic and regional produce at this bright Richmond café.
Live life largely outdoors, feasting on fresh local produce and seeking inspiration from the accidental gallery, in which all is not as it seems.
Challenge your tastebuds to decide between post-Press Club Greek delights, with breakfast the standout along with the changing mural out the front.
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.
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.
Out the front of Spring Street Grocer, propped up against City Wine Shop, Gelateria Primavera is making waves in ice cream and coffee.
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.
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.
Discover this jewel for coffee lovers, located in South Melbourne Market. Stop by for a memorable specialty coffee using locally roasted beans.
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.
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.
Sip tea or manually extracted coffee and daintily munch pastries while you browse gleaming jewels at this gallery-cafe-bar. How very, very 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.
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.
Get in line to praise Manchester Press, the huge lucent space softened with old timbers and quirky junkyard installations where coffee reigns supreme.
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.
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.
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.
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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