Pizza, pasta and a handful of non-Italian options.
Where it all started.
Find them up and down Nicholson Street, and in the wide, quiet side streets.
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Take away toasties and sit-down cafe classics burnished with African flavours, made with produce from the kitchen gardens.
A strong contender for Melbourne's best coffee (with a menu to match).
A pasta and focaccia bar of venerable mention on Lygon Street in Carlton.
The Melbourne outpost of one of Sydney's biggest coffee roasters.
Dench pastries, Coffee Supreme lattes and al fresco dining, all in a former power substation.
Four ex-soldiers are behind this cafe, which sells coffee direct from Timor.
This eatery is all red terrazzo, tan leather and natural light, with the occasional retro nod. It’s serving simple eggs on toast, generous vegan salads, house-made pies and old-fashioned Cherry Ripe milkshakes.
This Japanese-Australian eatery embraces “ugly vegetables” and local art and design.
A lively brunch spot that takes inspiration from Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Carlton's shyest roastery and cafe is hidden down a laneway.
Vietnamese-influenced dishes are just one of this cafe’s many tricks.
A coffee house near Melbourne University with bottomless filter coffee.
A small espresso bar beside Assembly in Carlton.
Market Lane Coffee partners with the local artisan baker in a classically Carlton coffee shop.
A casual neighbourhood gem in Carlton.
A honeymoon-worthy cafe.
Old-school Italian coffee making gets a second wind at this Carlton cafe.
Tea and filter coffee specialist store.