Best Cafes in Prahran

Updated 1 month ago


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A second permanent outpost for prolific restaurateur Andrew McConnell's Covid success story. Enter the sunny flower-filled grocer for chicken Waldorf ciabattas, salmon melts and jaffa-flavoured cakes. Plus, Baker Bleu loaves, fruit and veg, and fancy pantry staples.

  • Cubano sandwiches are the hero at this Cuban-inspired diner, from the owner of Atlas Dining. Stop by the neon-coloured shop for five takes on the sanga, plus salads and sides.