New apartment blocks are going up at a furious rate in South Yarra. Consequently, there's a lot of stylish-looking cafes moving in on the ground floors, such as House of Lulu White and Smäk Food House.

These spots cater to a diverse crowd, from the activewear set to downsizing Baby Boomers and late-rising club kids who know every dance floor on Chapel Street.

So whatever type of breakfast you're after – a smoothie bowl, simple avo toast, fried chicken or waffles with popping candy – it's easy to find. Here's where to look.

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