Best Cafes in Clifton Hill

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Clifton Hill has a quiet, leafy charm. The odd, wedge-shaped suburb has most of its cafes clustered along Queens Parade. Yet cross Hoddle Street and you'll find even more food to fawn over.

Expect creative breakfasts in a cosy corner store, croissants and coffee from a mainstay patisserie, and more.

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  • Follow the red door and find a cafe that’s as quiet and backstreet as they come. Expect creative, modern Australian breakfasts, Dukes coffee, fresh loaves of sourdough and more.

  • A European-style bakery-cafe in Clifton Hill with artisan bread and pastries. If you can prise your eyes away from the colourful macarons, we recommend going for one of the croissants or fresh sandwiches.

  • Despite the Germanic origins of its name, Mitte offers modern Australian breakfast cuisine with an epicurean flair.

  • Caters for everyone, from young families and tradies to the elderly.

  • A modern, airy cafe set against a Scandinavian-influenced backdrop.

  • From the food to the decor, everything at this day-to-night cafe is simple and community-minded. By day, find pastries from Ovens Street bakery, comforting breakfasts, and rotating soups and salads. By night, expect DJs and good drinks.