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Best Cafes in Australia

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated October 11, 2019

Looking to grab a hot cup of joe with a date or meet up with friends for some chai tea? We've rounded up some of the best cafes on OpenTable according to our diners.

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3.7
3.7 (124)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Melbourne CBD

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About the restaurant
Nestled between the historic Rialto and Winfield buildings, Alluvial Restaurant effortlessly melds a mix of old and new, all imbued with the culinary and cultural charms of Melbourne. Alluvial Restaurant, named after Alluvial gold deposits in honour of the gold rush, when Melbourne was the richest city in the world.

Situated under our iconic glass atrium, is the perfect setting to try our international buffet breakfast, all day dining menu or simply enjoy a coffee or wine in Bluestone Lounge Bar, for a more casual option. Sample modern Melbourne cuisine with the best local produce and flavours Melbourne has to offer. Melbourne’s electric dining scene offers a startling array of the world’s greatest cuisines, the hotel amplifies these diverse cultures that make Melbourne eating so unique.

Top review
BobD
Dined on Jan 12, 2024
Although some mixed reviews from other past dining patrons, I have to say the quality of food / service was of the standard you expect from Intercontinental chain. Above review is based on past experience with the IHG chain in Sydney and Perth. Breakfast package was a discounted special, ambience was in line with the historic look/feel of the heritage building. Would highly recommend this venue for the Breakfast buffet or Lunch with family and friends.
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4.8
4.8 (126)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Abbotsford

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About the restaurant
AU79, a new contemporary space that has been transformed from a former mechanics warehouse into an exciting and impressive Melbourne cafe, sitting within the eclectic suburb of Abbotsford and incorporating a coffee roastery, cafe, bakery and patisserie, offering a unique event space and experience with fantastic food, drinks and atmosphere.
Top review
Polly
Dined 7 days ago
A wonderful place to be and eat. Great space, delicious food and very friendly staff. It’s my favourite place to eat and to bring people so they too can experience such a great place.
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4.6
4.6 (64)
$40 and under
Dining Bar
Brisbane CBD

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About the restaurant
Birrunga Gallery & Dining
Indigenous Gallery - Cafe - Bar - Restaurant - Catering - Functions & Events

Breakfast 7am to 11am Monday to Friday
Lunch 11am to 2pm Monday to Friday
Dinner 3pm to 8pm Tuesday to Friday

Situated at basement level off Adelaide Street, in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, we serve as a sanctuary away from the hustle of the city where you can sit amongst a vast collection of First Nations Art and Culture, whilst enjoying delicious food, coffee, specialised non-alcoholic beers as well as a selection of boutique reds, whites, sparkles, ciders, and ales.

Our café is nestled in the heart of gallery boasting menus that are influenced by bush tucker and indigenous ingredients. We utilise fresh and native ingredients to deliver modern twists on cultural classics, packed full of unique flavours.


Top review
SharonJ
Dined on Dec 19, 2023
Great food, stunning artwork and a taste of First Nations culture
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4.4
4.4 (681)
$40 and under
Australian
Blue Mountains

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About the restaurant
Featuring majestic and panoramic views overlooking the Megalong Valley the Hydro Majestic is one of Australia’s most iconic historical hotels. The former boiler house, which generated electricity for the Hydro Majestic, has been transformed into a casual set in a unique heritage space. With dining on 2 levels, the Boiler House Cafe will offer a casual dining menu for lunch along with take-away options for guests to consume at the new Majestic Point lookout overlooking the Megalong Valley.
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Barb
Dined on Feb 8, 2024
You must eat here. It is amazing food and service
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4.6
4.6 (372)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Pakenham

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About the restaurant
Copper and Fox is only taking Phone Reservations

Copper and Fox is a beautiful two-story building with a large open plan dining room and outdoor courtyard, two incredible New York inspired bars, a friendly sidewalk café servery, an intimate function room, and impressive surrounding balcony.

We offer craft beer taps with both local and imported beers, wines from some of Australia's best regions, and cocktails from all over the world.

Top review
TWPY
Dined 1 day ago
We were welcomed when we arrived. First impressions were pretty good. Clean and well layed out. Drinks ordered were served in a timely manner. For entree I ordered the Southern Fried Chicken. My wife ordered the Garlic bread. Garlic bread tasted great. However the Southern Fried chicken was nice but a little bland. For main my wife chose he Salmon. She was very happy with the meal. Myself had a fillet steak cooked medium. Yes. This tasted very good and cooked as requested. The salad and dressing was delicious. Mushroom sauce for the steak tasted great. The chunky chips though home made I couldn't eat them as they were far too big and most were either dark brown verging on burnt. Finally one thing we brought to the staff attention. The AC was on far too high. It was freezing. The staff said they would turn it down. Whether they did or not is unknown. Paid $142 including glass of wine and a non alcoholic beer. To me, for what was served up, maybe a little on the expensive side. Taking into consideration including we both thought the food was a little slow to be served, going to give it 6.5 out of 10.
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4.5
4.5 (1514)
$41 to $100
Bistro
Elwood

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About the restaurant
Bayside restaurant and event venue open daily from 9:00am for takeaway coffees & pastries, and from 11:30am onwards for dine in. Passionate about friends, family and community.
Top review
YLH58
Dined 3 days ago
We had a lovely lunch experience. Food delicious and service very friendly and helpful.
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4.0
4 (66)
$40 and under
Café
Brookvale

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About the restaurant
A wicker wonderland nestled in the heart of Warringah mall by the iconic dolphin fountain. The perfect location for a dreamy dining oasis.
Top review
Abbey
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
I love this cafe and they have great food. Just wish they still had the Hazelnut French Toast on their Warringah Menu :( the lemon pie French toast is nice but there isn't much to it and can be a little sickening.
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4.4
4.4 (418)
$40 and under
Breakfast
Mornington

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About the restaurant
We are a casual and bustling cafe in the heart of Main street, Mornington. With an emphasis on local produce, beer and wine and we serve breakfast all day and lunch from 11am.
Top review
ShaneL
Dined on Feb 2, 2024
Always good love the food love the staff it’s my local 👌
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4.3
4.3 (1105)
$40 and under
Café
Burswood

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About the restaurant
Thank you for choosing City View Cafe for your coffee and dining experience. City View Café is located through gate D on Level 1 opposite the western podium which overlooks the Swan River.
Should your plans change, or you require any further information, please contact the City View Café team on 62475408. We look forward to serving you.

A little about us:
- The beautiful view
- The friendly café staff
- Opening hours 7am – 3pm (Kitchen closed at 230pm)
- Accessible via a lift if required
- Takeaway options available so you can grab and go (why not eat in the beautiful Stadium Park)
- Place your order at the service counter
- We are a cashless venue

*Please note for all Major event days you must have a valid ticket to enter.



Top review
LiesieA
Dined 3 days ago
Lovely restaurant with great City and River views. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful meal, this is the place. Staff was very helpful with dietary requirements. The lunch menu might be expanded a bit to cater for vegetarians, not only with salad like options. We had barramundi (excellent), fish and chips and classic burger. The vegetarian person had the chicken teriyaki poke bowl, of which the chicken was taken out of the dish. It would have been nice if a vegetarian option was offered. All in all a very good experience. Keep up the good vibes!
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4.5
4.5 (339)
$41 to $100
Italian
Richmond

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About the restaurant
Inspired by our Northern Italian roots, we bring the traditionally casual, regional osteria into an urban setting. And shake it up a bit.
Unfussy local food & wine hosted in a warm neighbourhood eatery. Strictly seasonal produce, championing regional growers & artisans.

Top review
TammieA
Dined 6 days ago
Fabulous service! amazing Collins cocktail - 🍸 scallops were delicious- highly recommend
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4.6
4.6 (1720)
$40 and under
Italian
St Kilda

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About the restaurant
Rococo St Kilda's atmosphere is both seductive and vibrant, bustling and intimate. The place where Rococo’s signature antipasti boards and simple Italian flavours first came to be, it continues to attract diners from all over Melbourne some 10 years later. Set amongst some of Melbourne’s most loved sites – The Palais, The National Theatre and St Kilda beach to name a few – our expanded restaurant space is bigger than ever, yet remains cosy and flexible, with various spaces available for functions and plenty of nooks for private dining or close conversations.
Join us for a meal of many courses; a hearty breakfast to start the day, a jovial work lunch, a family get together or just a glass of wine to celebrate the end of a day. Oh and our Wood Fire Pizzas are a must. Enjoy the authenticity, quality and warm hospitality of modern Italy right here in Melbourne.
Al fresco outside seating also available.

Top review
TracyJ
Dined 1 day ago
Superb food, fast and lovely service. Just a brilliant place
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4.5
4.5 (1097)
$40 and under
Italian
Hawthorn

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About the restaurant
Rococo provides the freshest of ingredients, delivering guests high quality foods with many options available from such a large menu. The la carte menu is offered throughout the whole week and a lunch special from Monday to Friday. Consisting of, Italian traditional dishes that make this restaurant a haven for delicious classics. Located only moments away from Glenferrie Road’s shopping district, the classy suburb of Hawthorn is well suited to Rococo. Understandably from the packed crowds, they cater for a variety of individuals and even large quantities of guests. Rococo has generous spaces both indoor with candle lit lights for that friendly setting and outdoors for those lovely summer nights. Rococo is accessible by transport such as the number 16 tram, and parking on Glenferrie road and other side street options in the area. If it’s a business meeting with colleagues or a last minute catch up with some friends, Rococo is the perfect choice.
Top review
Daljit
Dined 5 days ago
Love the place and friendly staffs. Awesome service and delicious food. 👍🏻
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4.3
4.3 (145)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Moonee Ponds

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About the restaurant
Sir Duke is a cafe located in Melbourne's North West, Moonee Ponds serving an exceptional array of locally grown produce and seasonally paired with the finest specialty coffee, fresh juices, cocktails, beers and wines.
Top review
CearaC
Dined on Feb 4, 2024
Fabulous menu variety, food was delicious and service was great. We had the Mushroom Melt and it was to die for (if you're a lover of mushrooms). Also treated ourselves to some Mimosa's for a boozy brunch which were superb. Great cafe - highly recommend.
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4.6
4.6 (1173)
$41 to $100
European
Melbourne CBD

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About the restaurant
Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and taking bookings for the European restaurant Tuesday-Sunday. If you can't find a booking online, please contact the restaurant directly. On Mondays we welcome all guests on a walk in basis. Our extensive outdoor area welcomes guests on a walk in basis so feel free to drop by. We are always happy to see you. Located near the iconic Parliament and Princess Theatre, we offer classic bistro fare with substance and character to complement our extensive collection of Champagne and wines available to enjoy with your meal. We take the best seasonal produce available, cooking simple classic food for lunch and dinner, and everything in between. Drawing on our own in house butcher and farmhouse cheeses matured by our friends at Spring Street Cheese Cellar there is always something new to try on the menu. City Wine Shop and the European offers a welcoming ambiance and warm, generous hospitality - a beacon of Melbourne dining at its best.
Top review
BRIGITTE
Dined 1 day ago
Second time here in the past few months. So good. Atmosphere, service, food - all outstanding.
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3.9
3.9 (2498)
$40 and under
Café
Alexandria

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About the restaurant
The Cafe food and drinks menu is bursting with fresh flavour, made with the finest quality ingredients and created with The Grounds own grown and locally sourced produce. The Cafe at The Grounds has team of chefs who constantly push the boundaries and reinvents the classics in order to deliver you perfect flavour combinations that will make you want to come back time and time again.

NOTE: At The Cafe, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to dine in, we operate on a walk-in only basis for smaller tables during peak hours. If no tables are available on arrival, we will add you to an electronic waiting list and text you when your table is ready, leaving you free to explore the rest of The Grounds. Rest assured, all groups on the wait list will be able to dine-in on the day.

Top review
HeshanV
Dined 1 day ago
Superb experience for dining and nice photography location.
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