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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Butcher 128

A converted butcher shop where families now congregate for breakfast.

128 Roberts Street, Yarraville

Cornershop

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

9 Ballarat Street, Yarraville

Woven

Simple things done well. That’s the mantra at this converted textile factory.

175b Stephen Street, Yarraville

Wee Jeanie

One of the more relaxing cafes in Yarraville.

50 Anderson Street, Yarraville

Heal.Thy Self Co.

A healthy cafe with a naturopath at your service.

26 Ballarat Street, Yarraville

Dad and Dave’s

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

27-29 Birmingham Street, Yarraville