Best Cafes in Yarraville

Updated 5 months ago


Yarraville was once a working-class suburb, but its proximity to the city centre, as well at its well-developed public transport links made its discovery by prospective cafe-owners and restaurateurs inevitable.

Despite Yarraville’s ever-growing popularity though, there’s still a palpable sense of community in the suburb. Most of the cafes in this guide orbit the Sun Theatre and the main strip near the train station. This block has a sheltered, village-y feel like few other suburbs in Melbourne. It's the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon drinking coffee, reading the paper and window-shopping.

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  • Order grab-and-go sandwiches, hot coffee and malted milkshakes at this nostalgic corner cafe from a Melbourne hospitality veteran. Or stop in for fresh daily loaves, coffee beans and pantry staples.

  • Hit this neighbourly cafe for crumpets drizzled in honey, punchy chilli scramble, and pastries courtesy of Penny for Pound. Enjoy your brunch and top-notch Industry Beans coffee amid the bright and earthy interiors, or grab some pastries and be on your way.

  • A converted butcher shop where families now congregate for breakfast.

  • For many years now, this has been one of the most bustling cafes in the west.

  • One of the more relaxing cafes in Yarraville.

  • A healthy cafe with a naturopath at your service.

  • The best spot for Yarraville commuters to get their morning coffee.

  • This light and airy cafe serves dishes from across Asia. Get in early for intricate Japanese breakfast sets, alongside dishes like Hong Kong-style congee and Korean bibimbap. Plus, Vietnamese coffee served hot or cold, matcha and hojicha lattes and more.

  • Slide into this family-run gelateria for scoops of classic Italian gelati (like fior di latte and pistachio) alongside more experimental takes like pancake or pumpkin pie. Plus, find dairy-free sorbet and creamy cakes to go.

  • The lines form early (and out the door) at this no-frills deli. Its main draw is the Rocco Roll – an Italian-style sub that’s made-to-order with antipasti, cold-cuts and cheese. But the cannoli, jam donuts and coffee by Reverence are also worth the wait.