Best Cafes in Fitzroy North

Updated 2 weeks ago


  • A sunny corner cafe opposite Edinburgh Gardens that has (despite the name) plenty of room to dine in. You might go for creamy breakfast congee, cilbir (Turkish eggs), burnt Basque cheesecake or pastries from Wild Life. As the name implies, there’s also a spot to stand and enjoy your coffee if you’re on-the-go, made with Standing Room’s own house blend.

  • Enter through the discreet side gate, order at the garage window, then head to a leafy nearby park with a saucy meatball sub and a side of fries loaded with either bolognaise or carbonara – made from family recipes.

  • Hefty sangas, including a stand-out roast chicken on multigrain sourdough, dominate the menu at this takeaway-friendly cafe opposite the Edinburgh Gardens.

  • Blink and you might miss this tiny, light-filled Japanese cafe wedged into the corner of a modern apartment block. Teas and mainly things on white, thick-cut toast are mainstays, but comforting curries and omurice pop up often.

  • Meal-sized toasties in a homey setting.

  • A sweet little bakery in North Fitzroy making artisan cakes, biscuits, pastries and loaves of bread.

  • This bakery has been a Fitzroy North Village since 2005. Its versatility is its greatest strength: the excellent sourdough is bolstered by a line-up that includes plenty of pastries and gluten-free cakes. Don't miss the hot cross buns at Easter-time.

  • A tiny cafe dedicated to the simple pleasures of toast.

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

  • An old-school cafe still keeping up with the times.

  • A hole-in-the-wall coffee shop by a legendary barista, who brings experience from Intelligentsia Coffee in LA and Cafe Kitsune in Paris. Here, he serves made-to-order brews, All Are Welcome pastries and Japanese-style iced coffee.