The Best Cafes in Carlton
Melbourne is known around the world for its cafe culture, and Carlton is arguably where it all started. In the ’60s and ’70s, Lygon Street was filled with communal, European-style cafes run by Italians and other post-war immigrants (who also brought then-novel espresso machines along with them). It’s thanks to these people that we have local icons such as Seven Seeds and Market Lane today. Alongside them, relative newcomers like Good Measure and Fenton are also making their mark. While Euro cafe culture has since spread to the rest of the city (and country) and morphed into something else, Carlton’s original spirit remains. Stop and sip at the cafes on this list, curated by Broadsheet’s expert food and drinks editors.