Meeting a friend or associate for a drink or meal can be an enjoyable way to relax, and cafes provide the ideal atmosphere for such activities. Cafes offer an extensive selection of coffee, tea, and other hot and cold beverages as well as pastries, sandwiches, and other light snacks. But apart from being just a place to grab refreshments, cafes also serve a deeper social and cultural purpose in acting as a gathering spot for artists and other creatives. A wide range of cafe styles are available around the globe; they come in all shapes and sizes from cozy little ones to large modern establishments. Melbourne is known for its thriving cafe culture, and there are countless cafes throughout the city. Here is a list of some of the best cafes in Melbourne. Whether you’re looking for a unique brunch spot or an intimate corner café, this list will help you find your perfect coffee fix.

1 Krimper Cafe

Krimper Cafe

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Krimper’s design concept revolves around embracing the building’s past and its story. This may seem seemingly easy, yet it has proved to be a difficult challenge. Illuminated by only minimal lighting, the water-blasted brick wall and Japanese-dyed ply ground created an intimate atmosphere. The café tables and chairs were constructed from recycled lift doors, and reclaimed timber pieces and combined with a 100-year-old disused lift car that serves as a dining booth providing character to the café’s space.

Name Krimper Cafe
Contact No. (03) 9043 8844
Address 20 Guildford Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Services offered Cafe
Payment Mode Visa, Mastercard
Working Hours Monday: 7:30am–3:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am–3:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am–3:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am–3:30pm
Friday: 7:30am–3:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am–3pm
Sunday: 8:30am–3pm
Experience NA
Review on Google – This cafe represents Melbourne cafe/brunch culture to the T! Hidden in a little alleyway, great food, great coffee, great service. Eggs benny is a must. French toast or pancakes are super yummy too (depending on what’s on the menu. Menu does change from time to time). Interior is upcycled rustic themed. Definitely worth a visit! – June Tan

2 Mr Tulk Cafe

Mr Tulk Cafe

Located in the beautiful State Library of Victoria, Mr. Tulk Cafe is a one-of-a-kind dining experience for contemporary tastes. It boasts the highest quality coffee and fresh produce, as well as a unique historical charm dating back to 19th-century Victorian times. The name of the cafe itself pays tribute to Augustus Henry Tulk – the library’s first chief librarian who made immense contributions to its distinguished collection.

Name Mr Tulk Cafe
Contact No. (03) 8660 5700
Address 328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Social Media Facebook, Instagram
Services offered Breakfast & Lunch, Juices & Smoothies, Flatbreads & Toasties
Payment Mode Visa, Master Card
Working Hours Monday: 8am–5pm
Tuesday: 8am–5pm
Wednesday: 8am–5pm
Thursday: 8am–5pm
Friday: 8am–5pm
Saturday: 8:30am–5pm
Sunday: 8:30am–5pm
Experience NA
Review on Google – Absolutely lovely lunch with girlfriends today. We had the pork and veal meatballs, calamari special and summer prawn chili pasta. All extremely tasty and fresh. We also had juices and smoothies, very refreshing and tasty. Excellent service and hospitality provided by the owner. Will be back!. – Amy Rozsa

3 Long Shot

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Long Shot understands that coffee lovers in Melbourne demand nothing but the best. For this reason, their baristas have become experts in St. Ali coffee, offering both filter and espresso coffee, tailored to each individual’s taste preferences. As for food, the pastry chef Maria Lantelme is responsible for baking all goods in-house and the culinary team works hard to provide quality products for their customers. It is the perfect space for morning meetings or to enjoy an afternoon with a cup of tea or fresh juice alongside a selection of beers and wines!

Name Long Shot
Contact No. (03) 9614 0224
Address 727 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
Social Media Instagram
Services offered Tasty Breakfast Bites, Food & Drink
Payment Mode Visa, MasterCard
Working Hours Monday: 7am–12am
Tuesday: 7am–12am
Wednesday: 7am–12am
Thursday: 7am–12am
Friday: 7am–12am
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Experience NA
Review on Goggle -Fantastic coffee, service is ok, food is amazing, very cheap for big serving size and quality. Looks like chefs are making everything homemade and their croissant + pain au chocolat are the best in town! Well done kitchen team.- Lou Desroches

4 Brick Lane Melbourne

Brick Lane Melbourne

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Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Brick Lane is the go-to destination for your bakery and cafe needs. The contemporary menu changes with the seasons, taking advantage of locally sourced and sustainable ingredients to provide you with delicious, flavourful dishes that have been freshly prepared on-site. With a stunning brick facade and glowing neon signs, Brick Lane is worth a visit!

Name Brick Lane Melbourne
Contact No. (03) 9642 2203
Address 33 Guildford Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Social Media Facebook, Instagram
Services offered Apple Pay, G pay, Visa, Master Card, After Pay, American Express
Payment Mode Visa, Master Card
Working Hours Monday: 7:30am–3pm
Tuesday: 7:30am–3pm
Wednesday: 7:30am–3pm
Thursday: 7:30am–3pm
Friday: 7:30am–3pm
Saturday: 8am–3pm
Sunday: 8am–3pm
Experience NA
Review on Google– “Yes, the food there was crazily nice, can tell this can be another level of meals. Loved coffee too! Just one thing, it is extremely busy and loud as this is the one of famous one in Melbourne and people are lining up at the front, staffs all were trying to clean as quick as all finished and ask if needed more, all understandable. But if you want to catch up with your friends or family chill-lax, this cannot be But highly worth to go to have food, coffee thereSonia

5 Basement Cafeleo

Basement Cafeleo

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Step into The Basement Cafe and experience something special – a unique cafe spin on the classic city cafe! Not only do they have great coffee and fresh food, but their funky decor and charming staff all also help to create an exceptional atmosphere. Their menu offers a variety of delicious home-style meals, sandwiches, and salads that are made of fresh local produce delivered daily. At The Basement, there is something for everyone – from breakfast to lunch options you are sure to find a meal that fits your dietary needs.

Name Basement Cafeleo
Contact No. (03) 9329 8000
Address 43/350 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Social Media Instagram
Services offered Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee
Payment Mode Visa, Master Card, Cash
Working Hours Monday: 6am–3pm
Tuesday: 6am–3pm
Wednesday: 6am–3pm
Thursday: 6am–3pm
Friday: 6am–3pm
Saturday: 6am–3pm
Sunday: Closed
Experience NA
Review on Google – A very Relaxing and a homey cafe in a busy street of melbourne. Awesome customer service and have the best tasting filipino dish. When you’re craving for a good coffee with tapsilog or tocilog breakfast. Go there and enjoy the food, you’ll never regret it.- Bevzki06

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