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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Snack Place
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“Open Friday ,Saturday Sunday and Wednesday. Fresh fruit ,meat and take away. An experience as well as fresh food.”
  • 231 locals recommend
Café
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“Buzzing, rustic-chic cafe with a sunny courtyard, for coffee of the day and inventive breakfasts.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A few blocks down Little Bourke Street lies Brother Baba Budan. Coffee giant Mark Dundon’s first endeavour into the city, this small venue quickly earned a massive reputation as one of Melbourne’s landmark cafés when it opened in 2003. Named after the legendary figure who smuggled coffee beans out of the Middle East in the 17th century, Brother Baba Budan serves the espresso blend from Seven Seeds – Dundon’s Carlton roastery – for milk-based coffees, as well as single origins for espresso and batch brew filters. Huge history, only 15 seats and always a bustling atmosphere.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Café
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“Named for the printing press that originally stood here, Manchester Press is a huge lucent space softened with old timbers and quirky junkyard installations. The cafe offers a focused menu, but the coffee reigns here. Generating enviable acclaim only hours after its opening, this laneway cafe ceaselessly gathers steam among the coffee coterie.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Community Center
“Organic cafe, organic market and groceries, a nursery, chooks, playground and even a bike repair shop! This gorgeous inner-city urban farm is a delight for families and anyone interested in great food, farmer's markets, coffee and sustainability”
  • 159 locals recommend
Café
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“Good place for lunch if you're in the Southern Cross and downtown area. They serve a healthy spread of sandwiches and kitchen selections.”
  • 40 locals recommend
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“Another North Melbourne cafe! This local spot has the best mushroom and bacon plate, ever. The coffee is marvelous, service is good and it’s local. www.twentyandsix.com.au”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“12-18 Yarra Place south Melbourne 96862990 - it's busy because it's good excellent coffee and food 7-6pm”
  • 97 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Sushi, salad and hot dishes in a buzzy counter-service cafe decorated with kitschy Japanese finds.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Sensory Lab is a bunch of dedicated coffee professionals who eat, sleep and make coffee. They roast, pack and sell coffee on a daily basis and definitely a good place to get a quick quality coffee on the run. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“Winery with fine dining and also casual food with beautiful scenery & art sculptures ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Cherry and Twigs is an attractive cafe in Flinders Lane at the Spencer Street end. These guys take their coffee seriously and aim to please.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Take your pick from many cafes and sit under the heaters in the ally with your warm breakfast. A must do if your starting your day in the city.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Turkish Restaurant
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“Local standby for breakfast staples and Mediterranean lunches, plus flat-screen TVs and takeout. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cinema
“Fabulous old-fashioned movie house on a nice food and bar strip. 15 minutes walk from Bluestone”
  • 101 locals recommend
Bar
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“Unique floating bar and restaurant. Access is via a single stairwell from the pedestrian bridge connecting Southbank to Flinders Street ”
  • 96 locals recommend