The best Melbourne cafes offer outstanding coffee, as well as breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes to tantalise your tastebuds. 

In a city known for its cafe culture, it would be a crime to miss out on visiting some of Melbourne’s best cafes. If you are planning a trip to Melbourne – Australia’s second most populated city – be sure to take note of the cafes on this list. 

From the central CBD of Melbourne, to the surrounding suburbs, there are cafes around every corner. And while you’d be hard-pressed to find a bad coffee, in Melbourne, these cafes shine above the rest. 

If you are visiting Melbourne, be sure to also join us for a day tour from the city to discover amazing landscapes, friendly wildlife and some of the best food and wine in Australia. 

Be sure to grab a coffee and some breakfast at one of these fantastic cafes before you tour!

10 Best Melbourne Cafes  

Auction Rooms 


Errol Street in North Melbourne boasts some fantastic cafes and restaurants, and Auctions rooms is no exception. Head there on the weekends, or avoid the crowds mid-week for some delicious brekkie fare including black rice pudding and chorizo scrambled eggs, plus some delicious coffee.

Everyday Coffee


Everyday Coffee in Collingwood has got the recipe right for excellent coffee and simple yet delicious breakfast and lunch options. The coffee is roasted in-house and you’ll find plenty of food options including bagels and sandwiches.

Good Times Milk Bar 


Good Times Milk Bar in Bentleigh is the perfect place to hang out on a Sunday moroning – or any day of the week for that matter! It’s a laid back cafe with a brunch menu full of delicious meals such as pancakes, eggs benedict and American-style burgers.

Market Lane 


Although there are now a few Market Lane cafes across Melbourne, the one in Prahran is the original. There is a great atmosphere, quality coffee and a menu to make anyone’s mouth water. In addition you can purchase your own coffee beans on site to brew at home, and on the weekend’s you can try their famous mushroom burgers. 

Monk Bodhi Dharma 


Monk’s is in Melbourne’s south, in Carlisle Street, Balaclava. It features a plant-based menu which draws lots of happy diners every day of the week. Pair this with coffee made from beans grown all over the globe and roasted on-site, and you’ve got yourself a great way to spend a morning. 

Saint Dreux 


At Saint Dreux the team know that doing a few things very well is a great way to earn a reputation as one of the best cafes in Melbourne. The cafe is like something you might  find in Tokyo and is a coffee and katsu sandwich bar. Right in the heart of the city you can take a break and indulge in some great coffee and katsu sandwiches.

The Kettle Black


One of Melbourne’s best known and best loved cafes, is the Kettle Black. Housed in a Victorian style two level terrace home, it has a relaxed feel and a menu full of delicious dishes. 

Proud Mary


A staple cafe in the bustling Melbourne suburb of Collingwood, Proud Mary is one fo those cafes that is always busy. They have built a reputation on quality coffee and a changing menu of cafe favourites. Head there to try the ricotta hotcakes or sesame prawn toast with sambal eggs. 

Seven Seeds


Seven Seeds was a pioneer of Melbourne’s coffee scene and it is still a local’s favourite today. Their consistently excellent coffee is what draws the crowds, but it’s complimented by a menu of delicious brunch options. An excellent way to indulge in the city’s renown cafe culture. 

Top Paddock


If there is a sign of good coffee it’s the queue outside the cafe waiting for a table. Top Paddock is no exception. The menu features plenty of fresh local produce and the inventive menu will keep you coming back for more!

Take a City Tour with Go West

If you are planning a visit to Melbourne join us to discover what the city is all about. From coffee and food, to street art, shopping and more – this is a diverse city. On tour with Go West you can visit Melbourne’s iconic attractions all in a half day tour, in the comfort of our touring bus. 

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Written by: Leah Furey – Digital Content Coordinator