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6° & RAINY ON FRIDAY 21 JUNE IN MELBOURNE
By Lauren Vadnjal
October 30, 2018
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Melbourne Breakfast Spots to Try

Rise and shine, Melbourne — these are breakfasts worth getting up early for.
By Lauren Vadnjal
October 30, 2018
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  • Food & Drink

    Home.Two

    An all-vegan and mostly gluten-free cafe fighting youth homelessness with jaffles and coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Common

    A pint-sized coffee pitstop, slinging A Plus Coffee beans, bagels and sandwiches right near Footscray Station.

  • Food & Drink

    Pelikan Societe

    One of the best spots on the Mornington Peninsula for brunch or lunch with a view.

  • Food & Drink

    Merchant & Maker

    This beachfront McCrae cafe is worth the drive along the Mornington Peninsula.

  • Food & Drink

    Georgie Bass Cafe & Cookery

    Take a road trip down the Peninsula for a cooking class and a long lunch.

  • Food & Drink

    Store Fifteen

    Mornington's go-to spot for coffee, smoothies and wholefood brekkies.

  • Food & Drink

    Happy Pants 1549

    A sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula that doubles as a healthy cafe and yoga studio.

  • Food & Drink

    Wombat Cafe & Store

    The Mornington Peninsula's all-vegan cafe where you pay for delicious plant-based fare and help fund an animal sanctuary at the same time.

  • Food & Drink

    Commonfolk Coffee Company

    Korean fried chicken and coffee for a cause in the Mornington Peninsula.

  • Food & Drink

    Nordie Cafe

    A Scandinavian cafe and design store in the Mornington Peninsula.

  • Food & Drink

    Liminal

    An all-day CBD dining hub from the team behind Top Paddock and Higher Ground.

  • Food & Drink

    Stalactites Restaurant

    A Melbourne institution with 24-hour gyros.

  • Mister Munro

    An all-day dining room and bar in Melbourne's historic old 'dry hotel'.

  • Food & Drink

    Tennyson Elwood

    This cafe serves up African and Indigenous Australian flavours, plus an after-dark offering on Thursdays through Sundays.

  • Food & Drink

    279

    Hand-strained miso soup, Tokyo coffee and traditional Japanese fare in West Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Drip Cafe

    A colourful Cheltenham corner cafe serving up locally roasted coffee and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes.

  • Food & Drink

    Goldie Asian Canteen + Brews

    A mod-Asian tuck shop with bubble tea cocktails in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Flovie Florist Cafe

    Carlton's colourful florist and cafe, with fluffy soufflé hotcakes, by the co-owner of White Mojo.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Creatures Geelong Brewery

    This Fremantle-born brewery's east coast home features three bars and lots of booze.

  • Food & Drink

    Peddler Espresso

    A specialty coffee spot just a short stroll from Southern Cross Station.

  • Food & Drink

    Hardware Societe

    A sprawling new cafe that marks the second CBD venue for the Melbourne institution.

  • Food & Drink

    That's Amore Cheese

    This deli and producer in Melbourne's north has an enviable fromage cabinet, house-made gelato and a cheese-laden brunch menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Pretty Boy Italian Steakhouse

    A steak and pasta joint inspired by the steakhouses of New York.

  • Food & Drink

    Eat Cannoli

    A Coeliac Australia-accredited cafe and bakery serving up gluten-free cannoli and piadini to Preston.

  • Food & Drink

    King & Godfree

    The 135-year-old institution has been reborn as a three-level Italian food mecca.

  • Food & Drink

    Sibling Cafe

    The Kinfolk team's volunteer-run cafe in Carlton North.

  • Food & Drink

    Melvin Coffee + Kitchen

    Collingwood's newest addition features revamped cafe classics and an all-weather courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    Prince Dining Room

    An all-day St Kilda restaurant in the former Circa space.

  • Food & Drink

    Grand Lafayette

    An all-day eatery serving up $33 all-you-can-eat Japanese feasts and vibrant Asian-inspired brunches.

  • Food & Drink

    Lenny 3206

    This corner cafe in a heritage-listed building has Aperol spritzes and cookies 'n' cream hotcakes.

  • Food & Drink

    Arepa Days

    The sister cafe to Fitzroy's Sonido boasts an arepa lab out back.

  • Food & Drink

    Duke of Kerr

    Located on a quiet corner in Fitzroy, this neighbourhood cafe is serving up all-day breakfast and booze, seven days a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Rustica Highpoint

    A croissant and coffee refuge with an ex-Chin Chin chef.

  • Food & Drink

    Parkstone Cafe

    A plant-filled creative cafe, with plenty of vegan options, in the northern suburbs.

  • Food & Drink

    Ima Project Cafe

    An environmentally conscious Carlton cafe serving up Japanese takes on Aussie breakfasts.

  • Food & Drink

    Shade

    A plant-filled cafe with OTT brunch dishes on Glenferrie Road.

  • Food & Drink

    Lune Croissanterie CBD

    Some of the best croissants in the world are now being baked in the CBD every weekday.

  • Food & Drink

    Laikon Deli

    Richmond's much-loved European deli and cafe.

  • Food & Drink

    Babajan Eatery

    The Carlton North favourite now does dinner two nights a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Mary Eats Cake Montrose

    Decadent high tea served up on two sides of Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Project281

    Brunswick's greenery-filled cafe and coffee roastery.

  • Food & Drink

    Parco

    A tiny cafe in the middle of the street near Carlton's Argyle Square

  • Food & Drink

    Willow Wine Cafe

    Here, you can drop-in before work for a Five Senses coffee, then after for a glass of Victorian wine.

  • Food & Drink

    Pierrick Boyer Cafe Patisserie

    Acclaimed pastry chef Pierrick Boyer's Prahran cafe and patisserie.

  • Food & Drink

    Common Man

    There's nothing common about this pub, from an ice-skating rink to raging fire pit, it's full of surprises.

  • Food & Drink

    Trei Cafe

    Healthy and hearty cafe fare in Glen Waverley.

  • Food & Drink

    Naxi Folk

    An all-day eatery in Hawthorn serving up authentic Yunnan fare.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr Tucci

    This sibling-owned Glen Iris cafe feels like a conservatory and serves up cakes baked by 'Mum'.

  • Food & Drink

    Republica

    A sprawling bar right on St Kilda Beach.

  • Food & Drink

    Staple Providore & Cafe

    A sunny St Kilda spot with street-side seating suitable for dogs.

  • Food & Drink

    Bentwood

    This Fitzroy cafe's plating up stunning brunch fare to match its warm, designer fitout.

  • Food & Drink

    Mitchelton

    A sleek and minimalist winery and designer hotel on the Goulburn River.

  • Food & Drink

    Lobby Coffee & Wine

    A 35-seat cafe and wine bar on the site of what was Seven Nightclub.

  • Food & Drink

    Green Light Diner

    A 1920s-style late-night diner in that bar at Flinders Street Station.

  • Food & Drink

    Good Times Milk Bar

    A modern diner with old-school shakes, all-day breakfast, burgers and a dog-friendly courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    Riddik

    Templestowe's bold new all-day offering will leave you spoilt for choice.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunetti

    A Melbourne cafe institution has a modern makeover on Flinders Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    Butchers Diner

    This 24-hour CBD diner serves up burgers, steak and sticky date pudding at all hours of the day.

  • Food & Drink

    Natural History Public Bar

    The Collins Street eatery has relaunched with a more laidback vibe, a gastropub menu and a weekday happy hour.

  • Food & Drink

    Bad Love Club

    Cafe by day, bar by night, sugar coma by choice.

  • Food & Drink

    Project Forty Nine

    It’s a little slice of Beechworth in the suburbs.

  • Food & Drink

    Park Street Dining

    The Nicholson Street favourite has undergone a refresh, gaining a new open kitchen, and serving up a range of a cicchetti and handmade pastas.

  • Food & Drink

    Methodist Coffee

    A beautiful cafe and roastery in one of Hawthorn's heritage buildings.

  • Food & Drink

    Lello Pasta Bar

    Serving up Italian breakfasts, early morning cocktails and eight types of regional pastas on Flinders Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    Poke the Bear

    This Northcote cafe is heavy on the breakfast puns and poke bowls.

  • Food & Drink

    The Cliveden Bar & Dining

    Featuring five buffet menus and a 116-seat designer lounge area.

  • Food & Drink

    Light Years

    A beautiful Camberwell Road cafe from the team behind now-closed Fitzroy favourite Hammer & Tong.

  • Food & Drink

    Vacation

    Take a temporary holiday at this pastel pink coffee paradise.

  • Food & Drink

    Proud Sprout

    Nepalese brunch on Collingwood's Smith Street.

  • Food & Drink

    House of Lulu White

    South Yarra's home of breakfast ramen and boozy porridge.

  • Food & Drink

    All Are Welcome

    A Northcote bakery pairing specialty coffee with Czech honey cakes and Spanish spiral pastries.

  • Food & Drink

    Abacus

    This Chapel Street eatery serves everything from breakfast and coffee through to pizza and cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Frankie's Top Shop

    A St Kilda West corner store perfect for sit-in brunches and take-home dinners.

  • Food & Drink

    Terror Twilight

    Bedford St's fried chicken has been replaced with nutritious bowls and 'upgraded' coffee from the Wide Open Road team.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr & Mrs Anderson

    A chef with a fine dining background takes this Hawthorn East cafe's brunch fare to the next level.

  • Food & Drink

    Lukumades

    A Peel Street eatery dedicated to Greek doughnuts.

  • Food & Drink

    Au79

    This Abbotsford cafe, bakery and roastery hybrid gets a gold star.

  • Food & Drink

    Grange Road Egg Shop

    Toorak's Tudor-style ode to the egg on toast.

  • Food & Drink

    Wilson & Market

    A takeaway tuck shop at Prahran Market.

  • Food & Drink

    The Alley

    An all vegan cafe with wines and vegan maple bacon burgers on the menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Bang Bang at the Rifle Club

    An all-day Asian fusion eatery at the old Caulfield Rifle Club.

  • Food & Drink

    Sensory Lab Collins Street

    A machine-like specialty coffee shop in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Napier Quarter

    A small all-day cafe and wine bar winning locals over in the backstreets of Fitzroy.

  • Food & Drink

    Roxborough

    A beautifully balanced all-day Acland Street eatery from the owners of Fitzrovia.

  • Food & Drink

    Good Heavens

    A CBD Palm Springs-inspired rooftop bar above Fancy Hank's.

  • Food & Drink

    Gilson

    An all-day European-style eatery across from the Botanic Gardens.

  • Food & Drink

    Market on Malvern

    A Prahran cafe for people with allergies and digestive issues.

  • Food & Drink

    Moby 3143

    A three-level Armadale cafe with an outdoor deck.

  • Food & Drink

    Small Axe Kitchen

    Breakfast pasta, espresso martinis and fried cheese sammies.

  • Food & Drink

    Juno and May

    A mishmash of cuisines in a cosy Camberwell setting.

  • Food & Drink

    Leroys

    A Newport cafe doing the city's staples with soul.

  • Food & Drink

    Jethro Canteen

    A Richmond cafe that serves camel's milk and cricket salad.

  • Food & Drink

    The Baths Middle Brighton

    Fantastic fine dining paired with floor-to-ceiling views over the bay.

  • Food & Drink

    Uncle Drew

    A classicly Melbourne cafe with enough originality to make it memorable.

  • Food & Drink

    Pickett's Deli and Rotisserie

    Scott Pickett's new rotisserie eatery at the Queen Vic Market.

  • Food & Drink

    Cromwell STREAT

    The social enterprise has opened a permanent cafe, bakery and roastery in Collingwood.

  • Food & Drink

    Cote Terra

    We revisit an Oakleigh favourite doing classic Melbourne brunch in a suburb that needs it most.

  • Food & Drink

    Noom Duck

    An ex-Chin Chin chef is cooking Asian fusion and seafood by the water in Port Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Happy Place

    Lola Berry teams up with St Ali's Salvatore Malatesta to create a haven of all things healthy.

  • Food & Drink

    Fried and Tasty

    KFC, upgraded.

  • Food & Drink

    Gontran Cherrier

    Cherrier brings a unique style of French artisan baked goods to the streets of Collingwood.

  • Food & Drink

    Meletos

    Dine on premium Modern European dishes with panoramic views of Victoria’s wine region.

  • Food & Drink

    Astroluxe

    Breakfast luxury arrives in Bentleigh East.

  • Food & Drink

    Toasta & Co.

    Melbourne's fave toastie truck has a permanent store.

  • Food & Drink

    Plug Nickel

    The idea is to have you in and out within three minutes flat.

  • Food & Drink

    Lankan Tucker

    This Brunswick West cafe proves there’s much more to Sri Lankan food than just rice and curry.

  • Food & Drink

    White Mojo Balwyn

    The second carnation of the CBD cafe brings croissant burgers to the suburbs.

  • Food & Drink

    Grub Food Van

    Laid-back backyard in summer, cosy comfort cafe in winter.

  • Food & Drink

    Higher Ground

    The Kettle Black team have opened a mammoth new CBD cafe — and it's a beauty.

  • Food & Drink

    The Crux & Co.

    Expect decadent cakes alongside squid ink garlic toast and killer coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    Holla

    An all-day dining option on Victoria Street (that's not Vietnamese food).

  • Food & Drink

    Sagra

    A Malvern restaurant with all-day Italian dining, a rooftop bar and even a gallery.

  • Food & Drink

    George Jones

    A polished all-day eatery not previously seen in the Pascoe Vale area.

  • Food & Drink

    Workshop Brothers Speciality Coffee

    The brewing brothers bring quality coffee to Queen Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Fourth Chapter

    Turn the page on this brand new cafe in Prahran.

  • Food & Drink

    Left Field

    From the team behind Tall Timber, Touchwood and other great daytime diners.

  • Food & Drink

    Hobba

    A tyre factory transformed into one of Prahran’s prime cafes.

  • Food & Drink

    Cecconi's

    Top-notch Italian food. Essential Melbourne dining.

  • Food & Drink

    Street Talk Espresso

    This Armadale cafe is serious about service, real food and roasting their own coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    Frankie Says

    The Hoy Pinoy team have a permanent venue along the Yarra.

  • Food & Drink

    Second Home

    A cafe-goers home among the gumtrees.

  • Food & Drink

    White Mojo

    Crab croissant burgers and cauliflower pannacotta.

  • Food & Drink

    A25 CBD

    This corner coffee bar and restaurant serves up pizza, pasta and sweet things all day, every day.

  • Food & Drink

    Matcha Mylkbar

    This ode to green tea powder comes with beetroot lattes, coconut bacon, vegan 'eggs' and lots of matcha.

  • Food & Drink

    Sartoria

    Housed in a former dressmaking workshop, this Preston café now showcases a more edible kind of handiwork.

  • Food & Drink

    Short Straw

    The epitome of a great neighbourhood cafe.

  • Food & Drink

    The Craft & Co.

    A Fitzroy cafe that's also a brewery, a roastery and a deli.

  • Food & Drink

    Street Organics

    These guys do great, healthy cafe fare and a killer raw vegan high tea.

  • Food & Drink

    Kitty Burns

    This Abbotsford cafe boasts riverside charm, ample outdoor seating and a vast selection of beverages and brilliant food.

  • Food & Drink

    Mile End Bagels

    Mile End is a bagel heavy district in Montreal; it's also the name of the newest bagel joint in town.

  • Food & Drink

    Kines

    This Brunswick espresso bar is serving up more than just great coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    Santoni

    The Hawthorn pizza bar now does breakfast — and with panoramic views to boot.

  • Food & Drink

    Il Melograno

    The best scoop this side of Sicily.

  • Food & Drink

    Sorellina

    An Italian-inspired cafe on the Mornington Peninsula.

  • Food & Drink

    The Boathouse

    Follow the river out west for all-day outdoor dining.

  • Food & Drink

    The Journal Cafe

    A reliable Flinders Lane cafe that's open late each night.

  • Food & Drink

    Migo's

    Brunch like an Italian on Flinders Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    Schmucks Bagels

    Don't be a fool — try these bagels.

  • Food & Drink

    Ichi Ichi Ku Izakaya

    Quality Japanese food, without the monstrous bill.

  • Food & Drink

    Entrecote

    Dine like a Parisian — late, simple, with fries.

  • Food & Drink

    Sun Moth Canteen & Bar

    Coffee, wine and wi-fi in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    District Brewer

    A brunch spot in the inconspicuous backstreets of Bentleigh.

  • Food & Drink

    Smith + Singleton

    A new all-day eatery sure to cure what ails you.

  • Food & Drink

    Caffe La Via

    One of Malvern’s oldest cafes has had a facelift.

  • Food & Drink

    Ascot Food Store

    A chemistry lesson worth its weight in foodie gold.

  • Food & Drink

    Hunters' Roots

    Clean eating has never tasted better. 

  • Food & Drink

    Kirk's Wine Bar

    A quaint city wine bar sans pretension.

  • Food & Drink

    Sister of Soul

    St Kilda's most soulful vego eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Millstone

    Meet Malvern's Parisian pastry paradise. 

  • Food & Drink

    T by LuxBite

    Tarts, tarts and more tarts.

  • Food & Drink

    The Foreigner

    There’s a cheeky foreigner hiding in Melbourne’s northeast.

  • Food & Drink

    Mammoth

    Melbourne's latest brunch darling takes the concept of cafe food to new heights.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Sunflower Cafe

    Nourish and refresh at Elwood’s newest health food hotspot.

  • Food & Drink

    Son of Tucci

    For the first time in a long while, Mount Waverley has a new son. 

  • Food & Drink

    Lentil as Anything

    Make friends with salad — and pay what you feel.

  • Food & Drink

    Pavlov's Duck

    Brunch with Sri Lankan flair.

  • Food & Drink

    Mavis the Grocer

    Delicious, ethical food with old world neighbourhood charm.

  • Food & Drink

    Long Street Coffee

    A socially responsible Richmond cafe giving refugees a fair go.

  • Food & Drink

    The Beatt

    If this is what balanced living looks like, we want more of it.

  • Food & Drink

    Hash Specialty Coffee

    Hashtag delicious.

  • Food & Drink

    Chato

    Bite-sized tapas and sip-sized wine, paired in perfect harmony.

  • Food & Drink

    Proud Mary

    A Collingwood coffee institution.

  • Food & Drink

    Next of Kin

    A suave culinary cafe built for food and design obsessives.

  • Food & Drink

    Denis the Menace

    A Cremorne cafe with cheek and eco-cred.

  • Food & Drink

    Bibelot

    A dessert lover's dream.

  • Food & Drink

    Tom Dick & Harry

    This small South Yarra cafe is great for quick weekday lunching and lazy weekend brunching.

  • Food & Drink

    Wolf and Hound

    The perfect cafe for you and your pooch.

  • Food & Drink

    Serotonin Eatery

    Good food to put you in a good mood.

  • Food & Drink

    Reunion & Co

    Another new local for Richmond regulars.

  • Food & Drink

    Heartattack and Vine

    The new Italian kid on the Carlton block is cool, comfy and serves chicchetti all night.

  • Food & Drink

    Glovers Station

    Not just a station for coffee, this Elsternwick cafe has a menu worth stopping for.

  • Food & Drink

    Fifty Acres

    Bridge Road's coffee oasis.

  • Food & Drink

    Archie's All Day

    From your morning coffee to your midnight nightcap, Archie's has you covered.

  • Food & Drink

    Raw Trader

    All the raw treats.

  • Food & Drink

    Home Juice

    A healthy home for city slickers.

  • Food & Drink

    The Piggery Cafe at Burnham Beeches

    The drive to Sherbrooke is a rewarding one.

  • Food & Drink

    Doc Martin's

    Swill spirits on the sidewalk with the Doctor.

  • Food & Drink

    Chez Dre

    A French-inspired cafe serving cakes, brunch and a killer chocolate croissant.

  • Food & Drink

    Brother Nancy

    A welcoming French-inspired cafe in the west.

  • Food & Drink

    Rudimentary

    Never has disused been more useful.

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Bar & Eatery

    With great views and even better food, this is one platform you won't mind getting delayed on. 

  • Food & Drink

    Sir Charles

    A cafe by day and restaurant by night, Sir Charles puts an Asian twist on old-school Fitzroy.

  • Food & Drink

    The Vertue of the Coffee Drink

    This Carlton micro roaster and cafe is showcasing the Vertue of a cup of coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    Magic Mountain Saloon

    An eatery and bar spawned from one of Melbourne's best hospo pedigrees.

  • Food & Drink

    Code Black Howard Street

    Code Black starts a spin-off on Howard Street, and it's not just the same shtick.

  • Food & Drink

    Xuan Banh Cuon

    Traditional Northern Vietnamese food worth the train trip out west.

  • Food & Drink

    Union St Brewers

    Brunswick's newest cafe is baking their own bagels and pouring their own brew on Union Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Jardin Tan

    A bit of Vietnamese exoticism in the middle of the Botanic Gardens.

  • Food & Drink

    C.H. James

    Find yourself in Fairfield’s newest cafe and you won’t find the same old fare.

  • Food & Drink

    Hard Pressed

    Cuban sandwiches and urban comfort at East Melbourne's newest cafe.

  • Food & Drink

    Naughty Boy

    It doesn’t matter if you’re naughty or nice when brunch is this good.

  • Food & Drink

    Borsch, Vodka and Tears

    There's no doubt that Borsch is a stalwart, and a damn fine one at that.

  • Food & Drink

    Galleon Cafe

    This St Kilda cafe's been doing this thing the longest.

  • Food & Drink

    Mina-no-ie

    The most aesthetically beautiful Japanese cafe in the city.

  • Food & Drink

    Combi

    Elwood's beacon of healthy smoothies, slices and snacks.

  • Food & Drink

    Shokuiku

    You know a venue is serious when they are entirely raw.

  • Food & Drink

    Bowery to Williamsburg

    A taste of the USA with bagels, cronuts and some killer sandwiches.

  • Food & Drink

    Trunk Diner

    An outdoor American-style diner smack bang in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    5 Lire

    The quintessential modern Italian neighbourhood cafe North Melbourne never knew it needed.

  • Food & Drink

    Heal.Thy Self Co.

    All the superfood smoothies and organic snacks to heal thy self for good.

  • Food & Drink

    The Queensberry Pour House

    Bottomless cups of coffee, wi-fi and coffee-soaked lamb pies.

  • Food & Drink

    Addict Food and Coffee

    Your coffee addiction won't be judged here.

  • Food & Drink

    The Botanical

    A new breakfast offering adds new life to this all-day South Yarra institution.

  • Food & Drink

    The Kettle Black

    The humble cafe takes on a whole new form with the new one from the Top Paddock team.

  • Food & Drink

    Frank and Ginger

    A reason to venture to Caulfield, as well as a reason for locals to stay.

  • Food & Drink

    Foxtrot Charlie

    F is for Foxtrot, C is for Charlie and G is for downright good.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lilydale General

    An outer eastern suburban cafe gem amongst the lush greenery of Lilydale.

  • Food & Drink

    Harvest Foodstore & Cafe

    Fairfield's favourite foodstore and cafe that feels as friendly a friend's kitchen.

  • Food & Drink

    Acustico

    The ultimate Brunswick cafe space for brunchers, toastie-lovers and those wielding a Mac.

  • Food & Drink

    Seven Seeds

    A pioneer of Melbourne coffee with their art down to a tee.

  • Food & Drink

    Merchant Osteria Veneta

    A Venetian celebration within a thoroughly modern Melbourne setting.

  • Food & Drink

    Milkboy Espresso & Kitchen

    Rich, European soul in the heart of the southeast suburbs.

  • Food & Drink

    Cibi

    A picture of perfect design, balance and Japanese cafe fare.

  • Food & Drink

    Two Little Pigs Charcuterie & Grind

    With hot jam doughcakes on the menu, it's hard not to be a bit piggy.

  • Food & Drink

    Carolina

    With a great menu, coffee offering and courtyard, Carolina's our favourite northside lady.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Somethin Somethin

    Because more than a little somethin' somethin’ would be too much of a good thing.

  • Food & Drink

    Patch Cafe

    A Paleo cafe that gets our non-Paleo tick of approval.

  • Food & Drink

    Baby Pizza

    Even with high profile siblings threatening to outshine, this Italian Baby is anywhere but the corner.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunswick Foodstore

    A modern Middle Eastern slant on classic brunch and lunch in Brunswick.

  • Food & Drink

    Cafe Azul

    We find balance in Richmond with a big plate of eggs, an almond latte and raw snickers bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Twenty & Six Espresso

    North Melbourne's ultimate breakfast menu (with pudding).

  • Food & Drink

    Dr Morse

    $10 burgers, local beers, an open fire and a good Abbotsford buzz.

  • Food & Drink

    Cafe BU

    Sip a coffee above the suburbs atop the perfect Carlton North perch.

  • Food & Drink

    Cumulus Inc.

    A sensory dream of outstanding food and beautiful design.

  • Food & Drink

    Chumanchu

    An authentic Preston eatery with a modern Asian fusion twist.

  • Food & Drink

    Mixed Business

    Where suburban simplicity makes so much sense.

  • Food & Drink

    Stagger Lee's

    A classic Fitzroy cafe with all the good stuff from the guys at Proud Mary.

  • Food & Drink

    Small Victories

    A not-so-small victory for Carlton North.

  • Food & Drink

    Smith & Daughters

    Vegan food so good you won't even know it's vegan.

  • Food & Drink

    Wonderbao

    Located behind an RMIT building, you'll find this wonderful steamed bun street kitchen.

  • Food & Drink

    Ruby's

    Coburg's most homely, welcoming neighbourhood diner-style brunch spot.

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    Mr Hendricks Cafe

    Proving with it that patience might just be a virtue, this Balwyn cafe has it all under control.

  • Food & Drink

    Feast of Merit

    Sip coffee and tuck into Middle Eastern fare with a clear conscience.

  • Food & Drink

    Manchester Press

    Typically Melbourne, unpretentiously awesome (with bagels).

  • Food & Drink

    Thomson Cafe and Food Store

    A home away from home in Northcote.

  • Food & Drink

    The Nutrition Bar

    Health food heaven for those on the go.

  • Food & Drink

    Station Street Trading Co.

    Trading as Port Melbourne's premier brunch spot.

  • Food & Drink

    Milkwood

    Why would anyone eat anything besides breakfast food and lamingtons?

  • Food & Drink

    Admiral Cheng Ho

    Whether it's virtue or flavour you're after, The Admiral has you covered.

  • Food & Drink

    The Little Ox

    One bayside cafe that can hold its ground.

  • Food & Drink

    Hawthorn Common

    Health and a good time in a space that is anything but common.

  • Food & Drink

    Two Birds One Stone

    Polish and sophistication, southside.

  • Food & Drink

    The Little Man

    Seddon's newest local adds another notch in the belt of the west.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Henri

    A solid northside brunch spot.

  • Food & Drink

    Fitzrovia

    From field to table, Victorian produce at its best.

  • Food & Drink

    Brighton Schoolhouse

    Brighton's new school of choice is earning gold stars aplenty.

  • Food & Drink

    Arcadia

    A menu full of Fitzroy's best breakfasts.

  • Food & Drink

    Long Shot

    This is one long shot you can bet on.

  • Food & Drink

    Mamma Says

    One for the Fairfield locals.

  • Food & Drink

    St Ali

    Melbourne's original cult-status cafe.

  • Food & Drink

    Operator25

    Breakfast, brunch or lunch — no matter how you operate.

  • Food & Drink

    Lemon, Middle and Orange

    Architecture meets coffee in Collingwood.

  • Food & Drink

    Olie & Ari

    Bayside's most discerning cafe hot spot.

  • Food & Drink

    Wide Open Road

    A caffeinated oasis in suburban Brunswick.

  • Food & Drink

    Fifteen Pounds

    Just like the rest of us, Fairfield survives on seriously good brunch and killer coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    Auction Rooms

    Place a bid on one of Melbourne's best brunches.

  • Food & Drink

    Arthur Radley

    Contemporary yet timeless fine dining from a literary treasure.

  • Food & Drink

    Barry

    This Northcote newcomer already feels like home.

  • Food & Drink

    Hannah

    A contemporary cafe triumph, whichever way you approach it.

  • Food & Drink

    The European

    A cultural institution that is worth as many visits as a lifetime can suffice.

  • Food & Drink

    Spoonbill

    Art and food mix to create a sleek aesthetic and culinary experience.

  • Food & Drink

    Touchwood

    Try your luck at this Bridge Road cafe. Touchwood.

  • Food & Drink

    The Counter

    Take your pick from a very expansive, colourful selection of baked goods and watch the gold sparkle.

  • Food & Drink

    Ora

    An articulate, individual approach to dining deep within the suburbs.

  • Food & Drink

    Short Round

    Low on cool coffee haunts, this cafe is definitely Thornbury's newest thing.

  • Food & Drink

    Liar Liar

    A true inner city vibe deep in the suburbs, this cafe has its finger on the pulse.

  • Food & Drink

    Tomboy

    Enter hungry, leave satiated and virtuously deserving of baked goods.

  • Food & Drink

    Dead Man Espresso

    A cafe with a lot of heart and a great offering.

  • Food & Drink

    Young Bloods Diner

    Coffee, food, booze and one of the best views over Fitzroy.

  • Food & Drink

    Elceed

    Mismatched teacups, jam jars and a brunch menu worth coming back for.

  • Food & Drink

    Ladro

    A touch of Italy with a Melbourne sensibility.

  • Food & Drink

    St Edmonds

    Dine in good company at Prahran's most affable all-day eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Porgie + Mr Jones

    In a space full of endearing touches, Hawthorn's favourite dining spot will have you leaving with a very happy spring in your step.

  • Food & Drink

    Syracuse Restaurant and Wine Bar

    Share plates and a Champagne cart. Divine.

  • Food & Drink

    The Premises

    Some of the best coffee and brunch in Melbourne's west.

  • Food & Drink

    Axil Coffee Roasters

    The quintessential ‘coffee barn’ for the city that lives and breathes caffeine.

  • Food & Drink

    The Stables of Como

    Como House's quaint cafe does brunch, high tea and picnics in the grounds.

  • Food & Drink

    The Grain Store

    A little slice of comfort with damn fine food on Flinders Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    Collective Espresso

    An unassuming presence brings a pleasant slice of the suburban ecosystem to Camberwell.

  • Food & Drink

    Stovetop

    Your morning coffee just got a little bit more niche with Stovetop.

  • Food & Drink

    Adeney Milkbar Cafe

    This former milk bar has been given a new lease on life and brings new meaning to homely hospitality.

  • Food & Drink

    Code Black Coffee

    With freshly roasted coffee beans you can’t go wrong, but it's the food menu is where this Brunswick roasting house goes oh so right.

  • Food & Drink

    Prospect Espresso

    With a commendable approach to food, coffee and service, Prospect Espresso shows no signs of abating enthusiasm.

  • Food & Drink

    Krimper

    A classic CBD laneway warehouse cafe, doing things a little bit differently.

  • Food & Drink

    Gas Eatery & Supplies

    Comforting and reliable fare done a little differently in the heart of South Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Tall Timber

    A slice of hinterland idyll in the heart of Prahran.

  • Food & Drink

    Grossi Cellar Bar

    A slice of Italy right in the heart of the city.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Big Sugar Salt

    A cafe taking the guess work out of ordering.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunetti

    It's been 30-odd years, but Melbourne's Brunetti Caffe has moved home to Lygon Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Industry Beans

    A cafe and roastery getting everything right.

  • Food & Drink

    The Meatball and Wine Bar

    A restaurant rife with innuendo and good-quality fare.

  • Food & Drink

    North Carlton Canteen

    Near the 24-hour florist and the steeply priced milk bar, North Carlton Canteen is the sort of place everybody wishes they had as their local.

  • Food & Drink

    Top Paddock

    This little patch of greenery is where some of Melbourne's most loved cafe owners have struck gold once again.

  • Food & Drink

    Three Bags Full

    A hearty neighbourhood cafe with damn good coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    Friends of Mine

    On Swan Street in Richmond, surrounded by not much else, is the bright, yellow trimmed café, Friends of Mine.

  • Food & Drink

    South of Johnston

    Wholesome brekkie offerings, couches and free Wi-Fi. What's not to love?

  • Food & Drink

    Captains of Industry

    Still one of the best hidden gems in Melbourne’s CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    The School of 7 Bells

    A former dime-a-dozen Windsor junk shop had transformed into a cosy little nook.

  • Food & Drink

    Drugstore Espresso

    An unfussy and laidback Toorak Road cafe.

  • Food & Drink

    Yellow Bird Cafe

    Yellow Bird's a great spot for a simple brunch or an evening beer.

  • Food & Drink

    Sonido!

    Get an empanada or the ropa vieja arepas and follow it up with a Brazilian cocada.

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