The Best Cafes in Melbourne
Melbourne’s cafes are recognised around the world, and it’s easy to see why. We have former fine-dining chefs in kitchens, as at fast-favourite Korean cafe Ondo. There are fit-outs from leading designers (Dame’s interior was led by an architect who worked on the Louvre). And brewing-wise, we have some of the best roasters and baristas around, like Market Lane’s Toshiyuki Ishiwata. That’s all before you get to the efficient yet friendly service that’s gained attention in New York and beyond.
Clearly, the standard is extremely high wherever you look. But Melbourne’s best cafes really stand out. Their well-executed menus edge towards restaurant quality. Their fit-outs are considered and beautiful. And beyond just using locally roasted coffee or roasting it themselves, they understand how to get the best out of their beans across every brewing method. Lastly, these curated all-rounders have the service and ambience to match.