Prahran is best known for its nightlife, but the area also has plenty of cafes worth talking about, ranging from a converted garage (St Edmonds) to a luxe, architecturally designed eatery (Middletown), with plenty in between. Most are an easy walk from the Prahran Market for a pre- or post-shop breakfast.

Related pages:
A Guide to Prahran
Best Cafes in South Yarra
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Tall Timber Eatery

Expect brioche French toast and Mexican-inspired dishes at this rustic retreat.

60 Commercial Road, Prahran

Fourth Chapter

From paleo avo toast to hotcakes with passionfruit crème, this bright cafe balances between healthy and indulgent.

385 High Street, Prahran


Dishes made from fresh local produce and Five Senses coffee, inside this unassuming garage.

428 Malvern Road, Prahran

St Edmonds

This converted garage has been a reliable stop for coffee and food since 2011 and currently counts Au79, Liar Liar and Sir Charles as siblings.

Rear 154 Greville Street, Prahran

Piccolo Espresso

Kick on at this homey hangout, with all day breakfast and beats by an in-house DJ.

149 High Street, Prahran


Champagne-coloured banquettes and vases of blooms adorning almost every surface, this luxurious-look cafe is fit for a royal.

229 High Street, Prahran

Market on Malvern

Move from massage to meal at this cafe-clinic hybrid.

388 Malvern Road, Prahran

Oscar Cooper

All the usual suspects are present on this menu; the Espresso Martini adds an extra hit.

160 Greville Street, Prahran


Sandwiches, bagels and house-roasted coffee are the hallmarks of this little cafe.

Shop 4 155 Greville Street (entry via Izett Street), Prahran

Club Social

Look for the neon, fried egg on High Street and step in for interesting dishes like breakfast black-rice nasi goreng.

573 High Street, Prahran

The Organic Food and Wine Deli Prahran

100 per cent organic, with plenty to offer meat eaters.

603 Orrong Road, Prahran