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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.

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The Pound, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

The Pound

South Yarra

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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Hopetoun Tea Rooms, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hopetoun Tea Rooms

Melbourne

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.

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Sugardough, East Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Sugardough

East Brunswick

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.

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Orange, Windsor, Victoria, Australia

Orange

Windsor

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.

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Baker D. Chirico, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Baker D. Chirico

Carlton

From the striking interiors and designer packaging to the carefully crafted bread, everything about Baker D. Chirico shouts, 'I Love What I Do'.

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Traveller Cafe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Traveller

Melbourne

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.

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Brunetti's, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Brunetti

Carlton

Lift your jaw off the floor after entering Brunetti's sparkling marble and brass emporium for everything from coffee, cake, gelati, pizza or dinner.

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Fandango, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fandango

North Melbourne

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.

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Seven Seeds, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Seven Seeds

Carlton

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.

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Patricia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Patricia

Melbourne

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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Batch Espresso, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Batch Espresso

St Kilda

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'.

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Wall Two 80, Balaclava, Victoria, Australia

Wall Two 80

Balaclava

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.

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Cup of Truth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cup of Truth

Melbourne

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.

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Sonido, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Sonido

Fitzroy

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.

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Krimper, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Krimper

Melbourne

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

Melbourne

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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Yellow Bird, Windsor, Victoria, Australia

Yellow Bird

Windsor

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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Cowderoys Dairy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cowderoy's Dairy

St Kilda West

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.

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Bon a Manger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bon a Manger

Melbourne

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.

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Bibelot, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Tom Ross, Brilliant Creek Photography

Bibelot

South Melbourne

With a decadent collection of desserts, Bibelot brings you a slice of the famous French patisserie right in Melbourne.

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Jungle Juice, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jungle Juice

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.

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Amsterdam Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Amsterdam Street Cafe

Richmond

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.

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Truman Cafe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Truman Cafe

Albert Park

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.

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Crue Coffee Lounge, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Crue Coffee Lounge

South Yarra

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.

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Brother Baba Budan, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

Brother Baba Budan

Melbourne

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.

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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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Dr Morse, Abbottsford, Victoria, Australia

Dr. Morse Bar & Eatery

Abbotsford

Nestled in a quaint corner, Dr. Morse Bar & Eatery is a 19th century heaven boasting a scrummy menu - perfect break from the city bustle.

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Le Traiteur, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Le Traiteur

Melbourne

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.

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Friends of Mine, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Friends of Mine

Richmond

Meet old mates and make new friends over early coffees, later wines and the scrumptious organic and regional produce at this bright Richmond café.

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Tyranny of Distance, Windsor, Victoria, Australia

Tyranny of Distance

Windsor

Live life largely outdoors, feasting on fresh local produce and seeking inspiration from the accidental gallery, in which all is not as it seems.

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Dimitris Feast, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Demitri's Feast

Richmond

Challenge your tastebuds to decide between post-Press Club Greek delights, with breakfast the standout along with the changing mural out the front.

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Cafe Segovia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cafe Segovia

Melbourne

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.

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Mario's, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Marios

Fitzroy

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.

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Gelateria Primavera, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gelateria Primavera

Melbourne

Out the front of Spring Street Grocer, propped up against City Wine Shop, Gelateria Primavera is making waves in ice cream and coffee.

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Rowena Parade Corner Store, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Rowena Parade Corner Store

Richmond

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.

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Earl Canteen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Earl Canteen

Melbourne

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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Clement, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Clement

South Melbourne

Discover this jewel for coffee lovers, located in South Melbourne Market. Stop by for a memorable specialty coffee using locally roasted beans.

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Little Mule, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Little Mule

Melbourne

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.

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Feedback Cafe, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

Feedback Cafe

Yarraville

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.

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Self Preservation, Melbourne, Victoria, Ausralia

Self Preservation

Melbourne

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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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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Heartattack and Vine, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Heartattack and Vine

Carlton

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.

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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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Did you know?

On average, Melbourne imports 30 tonnes of coffee beans each day – enough to make 3 million daily cuppas.


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