Abbotsford's not a huge suburb, but it has many facets. There's the famous Victoria Street and its mass of affordable Vietnamese restaurants. Then up the eastern end, the shrinking industrial pocket still dominated by grim brick warehouses. Head a block north, though, and the hectic atmosphere is suddenly replaced by a calm, almost suburban feel. And once you reach the lush grounds of the Convent and the Collingwood Children's Farm, you could almost be in the country. But wherever you go, a great cafe is never far away, as this list illustrates.

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Admiral Cheng-Ho


Wholesome food and artisan coffee by the team behind Monk Bodhi Dharma.

325 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

Kelso’s Sandwich Shoppe


Quick and affordable sandwiches, plus bottomless filter coffee.

271 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

Coffee Supreme Roastery and Cafe


The coffee wholesaler’s public face.

28 Grosvenor Street, Abbotsford

Dr Morse


This bar, eatery and coffee takeaway window is a Johnston Street cure-all.

274 Johnston Street, Abbotsford



A sleek cafe, bakery and roastery, with big plans.

27-29 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford

Mavis the Grocer


A cafe, organic grocer and dinner spot in one.

197 Vere Street, Abbotsford

Rouleur Espresso


The perfect balance between bike shop and cafe: lycra isn’t mandatory and everything costs less than $12.50.

511 Victoria Street, Abbotsford

The Farm Cafe


A relaxed cafe in the middle of a paddock.

18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Frankie Says


Relax with all-day brunch, Italian-inspired lunch or an Aperol spritz at this riverside hideout.

15 Acacia Place, Abbotsford

Kitty Burns


As healthy or unhealthy as you need it to be.

24 Acacia Place, Abbotsford

Cam's Cafe


A simple cafe tucked into the wings of the Abbotsford Convent.

Ground Floor Abbotsford Convent 1-16 Heliers Street, Abbotsford

House of Plants


Indigenous plants alongside art, coffee and jaffles.

366 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

Convent Bakery


An artisan bakery cafe at the Abbotsford Convent.

1 Saint Helliers Street, Abbotsford