We’ve put together a list of spots that will stay open over the summer period. We’ve included which days the venues are closed, and made a note if their hours have changed; otherwise these cafes are open as usual.

CBD
Higher Ground
650 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Open except December 25 and January 1 to 8
Open with changed hours December 24 and December 26 to 31

Cumulus Inc.
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Open except December 25–27 and January 1
Open with changed hours December 24 to January 26

Rustica Canteen
33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne
Open except from December 24 to January 3

Operator25
25 Wills Street, Melbourne
Open except December 25–26 and January 1 and Jan 5–11
Open December 27 to January 4, 9am–4pm

Shortstop Coffee & Donuts
12 Sutherland Street, Melbourne
Open except December 23 to January 2

Pickett's Deli and Rotisserie
507 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Open except December 25–27 and January 1–2
Not open for dinner December 28

Everyday Coffee Midtown
213 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Open except December 25 to January 3
Hours subject to change until January 16

Dukes Coffee Roasters
247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Open except from December 24 to January 2

NORTH

Rustica Sourdough
402 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Open except December 25–26 and January 1–2

Wide Open Road
274 Barkly Street, Brunswick
Open except December 25–26 and January 1–2
Open with changed hours from December 24–31

Bedford St
11–13 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Open except December 25–26 and Jan 1–2
Open with changed hours December 24 to January 3, 8am–4pm

Everyday Coffee
33 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Open everyday
Open with changed hours December 26 to January 15, 8am–4pm

Green Park
815 Nicholson Street, Carlton North
Open except December 25–26

Napier Quarter
359 Napier Street, Fitzroy
Open except December 25–26 and January 1–2
Open December 31, closing 1am

Proud Mary
172 Oxford Street, Collingwood
Open except December 26 Open with changed hours on December 31

SOUTH

Gilson
171 Domain Road, South Yarra
Open except December 25
Open Sat & Sun, Public Holidays: 7am – 11pm

Club Social Prahran
573 High Street, Prahran
Open except December 25 to January 9

Batch Espresso
Shop 1, 320 Carlisle Street, Balaclava
Open except December 26 to January 3
Open December 25 (coffee only), 7.30am–12.30pm

Finn
124 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
Open except December 25–27 and January 1–2

Middletown
229 High Street, Prahran
Open except December 25–26 and January 1, 5–11
Open with changed hours December 27 to January 4, 8am–4pm

The Kettle Black
50 Albert Road, South Melbourne
Open except December 25 and January 1 to 6
Open with changed hours December 26 to 31

Chez Dre
285–287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne
Open except December 25, January 1–2
Open with changed hours December 24 to January 8

Bibelot
285–287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne
Open except December 25–26 and January 1–2
Open with changed hours December 24–27, 10am–6pm

Mr. Bond
2 Bond Street, South Yarra
Open except December 24–25, 31 and January 1

Oasis Bakery
9/993 North Road, Murrumbeena
Open except December 25–26
Open with changed hours December 24 to January 2

From on High
412 High Street, Windsor
Open except December 25–26

Saint James
1376 Malvern Road, Malvern
Open except December 25 and January 1

St Ali
12–18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne
Open everyday 7am–6pm

EAST

Pillar of Salt
541 Church Street, Richmond
Open except December 25–26, 31

Penny Drop
913 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Open except December 25 to January 3

Top Paddock
658 Church Street, Richmond
Open except December 25 and January 1
Open with changed hours January 2 to January 8

El Atino & Co.
366 Bridge Road, Richmond
Open except December 25–27 and January 1
Open with changed hours December 24–31

Jethro Canteen
385–389 Burnley Street, Richmond
Open everyday
Open December 25, 8am–12pm, just for takeaway coffee and pastries/pre-baked goods
Open December 26, 8am–3pm
Open January 1, 8am–3pm

Rustica Canteen
166 Swan Street, Richmond
Open except December 25–26 & January 1–2
Mon to Fri 7am–4pm
Sat & Sun 8am–4pm

Holla
284 Victoria Street, Richmond
Open except Dec 25–26 and Jan 1
Open with changed hours December 24–31

Mayday Coffee & Food
410 Bridge Road, Richmond
Open except December 25–27 and January 1

Axil Coffee Roasters
322 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Open except December 25–26 and January 1

Hard Pressed
76 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Open except December 26

WEST

Footscray Milking Station
35 Bunbury Street, Footscray
Open except December 23 to January 2
Open with changed hours, Sat & Sun 7:30am–3:00pm

District North
678–680 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
Closing December 23 to January 12

Cobb Lane Bakery
13 Anderson Street, Yarraville
Open except Dec 25 and 26 December
Open with changed hours December 24 to January 1

Rudimentary
16-20 Leeds Street, Footscray
Open except December 24, 25, 26 and January 1-2

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