In South Melbourne you really can't beat the main attraction – the market. Between all the wandering around, tasting samples and lugging bags of shopping, after a certain amount of time you'll need to find coffee and a filling breakfast. There's a lot to choose from in this charming, leafy suburb. Here's the best of a brilliant bunch.

St ALi

The busy headquarters of a growing coffee empire.

12-18 Yarra Place
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Good Egg

A cafe focused on the humble chicken egg.

303 Coventry Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205

KUU Cafe

Hearty Japanese food with a Western influence.

190 Park Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Padre Coffee South Melbourne Market

Your go-to coffee spot when you're doing the shopping.

Stall 33 South Melbourne Market Coventry Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Clement

The tiny coffee shop with big ambitions.

Stall 89, South Melbourne Market 116 Cecil Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Happy Place

Yogis and juice fiends – assemble.

Stall 56 South Melbourne Market, Corner of Cecil and Coventry Streets
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Proper & Son

Meals fresh from South Melbourne Market.

Shop 13 & 14, South Melbourne Market 322-326 Coventry Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Bibelot

A dessert boutique next to Chez Dré.

285-287 Coventry Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205