Melbourne's 20 Most-Viewed Cafes of 2024 So Far

Here's where you've been getting your breakfast, brunch, lunch and caffeine fixes during 2024.
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Published on July 08, 2024
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    Higher Ground

    650 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

    The mammoth CBD cafe was an instant classic and remains a beauty.

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    Terror Twilight

    11-13 Johnston Street, Collingwood

    Bedford St's fried chicken has been replaced with nutritious bowls and 'upgraded' coffee from the crew behind Convoy, Hi-Fi and Tinker.

  • Restaurant

    Patricia Coffee Brewers

    Corner Lt Bourke And Lt William Streets, Melbourne

    A standing room-only coffee bar that's basically Melbourne cafe perfection.

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    Seven Seeds

    106-114 Berkeley Street, Carlton

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

  • Restaurant

    Ima Asa Yoru

    1 Duckett Street, Brunswick

    A Brunswick cafe serving up Japanese breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Restaurant

    Keki Milk Bar

    190 Queen Street, Melbourne


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    Third Wheel Highett

    493 Highett Road, Highett

    Quality cups of joe and a seriously high-end menu make this Highett gem shine.

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    The Terrace Cafe

    Anderson Street, South Yarra

    This iconic garden cafe has entered a new phase of life as one of the city's leafiest brunch spots.

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    Faraday's Cage

    325-329 Gore Street, Fitzroy

    Come for the freshly baked bread and pastries, stay for the excellent all-day breakfast.

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    16-20 Leeds Street, Footscray

    A cafe made from disused shipping containers in an abandoned car park.

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    Dukes Coffee Roasters

    247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

    One of the CBD's best spots to grab a coffee.

  • Restaurant

    The Grain Store

    517 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

  • Bar

    Pellegrini's Espresso Bar

    66 Bourke Street, Melbourne

    Melbourne's quintessential drop-in Italian dining institution. 

  • Bar


    383 Chapel Street, South Yarra

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

  • Restaurant


    235 High Street, Northcote

    Home to bottomless batch brew coffee and some of the best brunch in Melbourne.

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    Code Black Coffee

    15-17 Weston Street, Brunswick

    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.

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    INI Studio

    225 Queensberry Street, Carlton

    This little cafe is home to croffles, cakes and some of the best coffee in the city.

  • Restaurant

    Top Paddock

    658 Church Street, Richmond

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

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    The Kettle Black

    50 Albert Road, South Melbourne

    The humble cafe takes on a whole new form with this Melbourne stalwart.

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    Small Batch Roasting Co.

    3-9 Little Howard Street, North Melbourne

    This coffee paradise comes from the original founder of North Melbourne's Auction Rooms.

Top image: Terror Twilight. 

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