Carlton North is a bit more reserved than bustling Carlton proper. Still, there are plenty of great cafes to be found here. The most prominent are cited on Nicholson Street, with easy tram access. Explore the wide, quiet side streets if you're looking for somewhere with a slower, more local flavour.

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Babajan

Turkish food as adventurous as it is comforting. Pair with Turkish coffee, wine or a take-home bag of Code Black Coffee.

713 Nicholson Street, Carlton North

Park Street

An all-day diner by chef Jesse Gerner.

815 Nicholson Street, Carlton North

Cafe Bü

The little rooftop cafe that could.

585A Canning Street, Carlton North

Small Victories

A cafe with restaurant quality food.

617 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Tre Bichierri

Italian past, Lebanese present.

623 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Two Tall Chefs at the Cheese Shop

Specialty cheeses and plenty more.

665 Nicholson Street, Carlton North

North Carlton Canteen

A welcome oasis for coffee lovers in North Carlton.

1008 Lygon Street, Carlton North

Stovetop

Old-school Italian coffee making gets a second wind at this Carlton cafe.

100 Leicester Street, Carlton

North

A consistent neighbourhood favourite.

717 Rathdowne St, Carlton North