Best Cafes in Carlton North

Updated December 7th, 2022


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.

  • A welcome oasis for coffee lovers in North Carlton.

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

  • A consistent neighbourhood favourite.

  • It’s named after (but is far more likeable than) the worst character in ’90s golf comedy Happy Gilmore. Expect sangas brimming with hot-honey fried chicken biscuits and fish 'n' chip butties.