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Looking for the best Cafes in Melbourne? Our guide gives you get some of the best venue listing instantly. If you are looking for that perfect breakfast, hidden laneway, Cool CBD cafe or cafes along the banks of the Yarra in Southbank our we get you connected instantly.

  

Many of our venues offer breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as being child friendly, dog friendly, have free wifi internet connection or are near the Botanical Gardens. If you are looking to experience Melbourne's Cafe Culture or maybe just having a coffee with friends in one of the many coffee shops our cafe guide links you instantly.

10 of the Best Melbourne Cafes view map

  • QPO Cafe and Restaurant Cafes Melbourne, Cool Breakfast Lunch Dinner and Coffee Places - 10 of the Best Guide
    QPO Cafe and Restaurant

    Ideally located just up from the Kew Junction, and only 15 minutes from the CBD. This restaurant offers friendly service and great modern meals including breakfast daily until 5pm. QPO is noted for its function facilities, offering 2 great rooms for that special celebration, corporate launch or training session. If you prefer al fresco dining, it is available outside the main entrance of QPO.

    Kew, Victoria
  • Oscar Cooper  Cafes Melbourne, Cool Breakfast Lunch Dinner and Coffee Places - 10 of the Best Guide
    Oscar Cooper

    We love Victoria and feel no need to stray to far away to find some of the finest and freshest produce available. We strive to support local producers and farmers! We keep things uncomplicated on the plate in expressing all their hard work through our food. Oscar Cooper is the perfect place to host a private party, corporate celebration or engagement party in one of Melbourne’s most beautiful bars and function spaces.

    Prahran, Victoria
  • Le Traiteur  Cafes Melbourne, Cool Breakfast Lunch Dinner and Coffee Places - 10 of the Best Guide
    Le Traiteur

    Le Traiteur is French for 'The Caterer' and we specialise in fabulously French food. Come and see us for deliciously light pastries, our signature filled baguettes as well as French Bistro classics. Watch our daily specials board to see what delights we have on offer. How about crayfish and champagne crepe or a melt in your mouth "boeuf bourguignon". A "coq au vin" or cassoulet" perhaps? Our new Autumn menu includes constantly changing dishes…expect something new each day.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Cafe Italia Cafes Melbourne, Cool Breakfast Lunch Dinner and Coffee Places - 10 of the Best Guide
    Cafe Italia

    Cafe Italia has been established for over 25 years here in the heart of Melbourne’s Italian restaurant district, Lygon Street, Carlton. We are a sophisticated, contemporary, yet relaxed restaurant located only minutes from the Melbourne CBD that is perfect for functions, private dining, weddings, engagements, christenings or any special occasion or event.

    Carlton, Victoria
  • ZA-ZA's Cucina Italiana Cafes Melbourne, Cool Breakfast Lunch Dinner and Coffee Places - 10 of the Best Guide
    ZA-ZA's Cucina Italiana

    ZaZa’s Cucina Italiana is a casual, energetic, affordable neighbourhood eatery in Richmond serving soul-satisfying riffs on Italian cooking. It’s airy, bustling, and easy-going: a comfortable, light-flooded place open from early morning to late night; the food and service are as relaxed, as easygoing and as well-conceived as the space. Claim a spot in the cafe for a great cappuccino and one of our irresistible pastries, or order up a serious breakfast or brunch feast; relax over lunch at a sunny table by the window; meet friends for a spritz or a specialty Italian beer; or settle into the banquets and kick back with a leisurely dinner, perhaps with a bottle of wine from our reasonably priced, wide-ranging list. Our pizzas are made with love by our master pizzaioli from Italy who use as few toppings as possible, allowing the best locally sourced produce speak for itself on top of their beautifully cooked base. Our pizza bianca base is made using ‘Mulino Sul Clitunno’ 00 flour and our pizza rossa base made using ‘5 stagioni’ flour from Veneto. We are highly dedicated to the use of local ingredients, and everything that we use in our restaurants is sourced domestically. We operate in a way that is respectful of the past, exciting for the present, and sustainable for the future.

    Richmond, Victoria
  • Lucky Penny Cafes Melbourne, Cool Breakfast Lunch Dinner and Coffee Places - 10 of the Best Guide
    Lucky Penny

    Successful entrepreneurs Justin Re and Matt ‘Lanis’ Lanigan have partnered up with Vanessa Nitsos and Jason Chan owners of the award winning Lady Bower, Reservoir. They are set on celebrating the fine local produce at hand and providing Melbournians with what we know and love best - good food and coffee. Opening in May 2014 Lucky Penny serves up quality coffee, all- day breakfast and brunch, and a menu full of flavour and variety. The Lucky Penny menu focuses on using seasonal fresh and locally- sourced goods, and features some 'must haves' of 2014: the Smoothie Bowl, green juices and quinoa salad. But bacon fans need not fret – the menu is not all green and granola (ours features carrot slice). If you fancy an indulgence, Lucky Penny offers the likes of an authentic champagne breakfast, black pudding with spiced plum jam, poached egg, chicken liver and brioche, or waffles with salted chocolate and ice cream. Breakfast can be hearty, healthy or both, and is available all day. Lunch includes meatballs in flat bread with smokey sauce, and egg and bacon rolls. You can also tuck into some tasty salads featuring whipped feta, mushrooms, cos lettuce, lentils and rosemary, or dine on seafood. Calamari Skate in brown butter with brussel sprouts, lemon and wild fennel perhaps? While you are at it, you may as well throw in a Five Senses espresso martini. Yolo! The support for locals doesn’t stop at produce either – the aprons are designed by successful Melbourne label Bul, nominated for the 2014 Australian Designer of the year award. More ‘local’ love is given to the baking of bread, with the team working in conjunction with Ed's Bread to develop their own unique style of bread exclusive to Lucky Penny. Whether you are brunching post-Pilates or post-party, Lucky Penny has something for everyone. Take away coffee tarts and gluten-free bliss balls will be at the ready for drop ins. Lucky Penny pays homage to vintage modernism, opting for a rustic Scandinavian vibe. Using Biasol Design Studio to fit out the venue, the space is coated in fresh white brick walls, warmed up with furnishings of pale wood, tanned leather and soft lighting. The cafe bar is made using beautiful reclaimed wood and accompanied by shelf space and a fridge display. Now to the all-important talk…coffee. You will be pleased to know Lucky Penny uses 5 Senses coffee seasonal blend and baristas are experienced with rock star training from the Australian Barista Academy.

    South Yarra, Victoria
  • Vyve Cafe Cafes Melbourne, Cool Breakfast Lunch Dinner and Coffee Places - 10 of the Best Guide
    Vyve Cafe

    Vyve has been renowned to offer Heidelberg locals a place with a point of difference! Come in and try us out today……but just remember not to leave without one of Mum’s famous homemade vanilla slices!!!

    Heidelberg, Victoria
  • Tony Le Pony Cafes Melbourne, Cool Breakfast Lunch Dinner and Coffee Places - 10 of the Best Guide
    Tony Le Pony

    Tony le Pony conveniently located at 428 Burwood Rd directly opposite Swinburne university is proud to offer its customers fresh, wholesome food specialising in ‘create your own all day breakfasts Monday to Saturday and its laid back Friday night frenzy where people come together to celebrate the end of a working week . With our outdoor courtyard area featuring a large screen TV and our private upstairs function room which comfortably seats 45 people off site catering also available.

    Hawthorn, Victoria

Melbourne Cafe of the Month

Pope Joan
77-79 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Pope Joan serves breakfast & lunch 7 days a week from 7.30am to 4pm. There’s a staple menu & daily specials from noon.

Recently, the Pope was blessed by The Age Good Cafe Guide 2012 with an award for Melbourne’s Best Food Cafe as well as Three Cup status. The papal team is chuffed – what matters most to them is how YOU experience the Pope but it’s nice to think that it’s a reflection of good work.

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