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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 (128)
$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
Dana
Dined 4 days ago
Friendly service with interesting meal options as well as more traditional offerings. Lovely surroundings.
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4.7
4.7 (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 (684)
$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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RansfordE
Dined 7 days ago
Delightful venue with exceptional views and good spaces between the tables. Service was excellent without being intrusive. Generous servings of food and a good wine selection which included regional and interstate wines. The lamb shank and linguine dishes can be recommended. As locals we appreciate the value that this venue offers and will certainly return.
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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.

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TWPY
Dined on Feb 21, 2024
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 (1518)
$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.
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YLH58
Dined on Feb 19, 2024
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.
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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 (421)
$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.
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PatrickH
Dined 6 days ago
My local is loved my be and many others. Great food and friendly amazing staff always makes the experience positive.
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4.3
4.3 (1108)
$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.



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maureen
Dined 2 days ago
As per usual great view, good food, good service and reasonable prices and I introduced two new people who also loved the place and one booked her birthday party there. Keep up the good work. I just love the place and especially NO LOUD MUSIC.
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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.

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TammieA
Dined on Feb 16, 2024
Fabulous service! amazing Collins cocktail - 🍸 scallops were delicious- highly recommend
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4.6
4.6 (1722)
$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.

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AdamL
Dined 5 days ago
Always great service, staff are always friendly and polite and service with a smile.
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4.5
4.5 (1100)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Our experience would have been great but for a waitress continually causing interruption by picking up individual’s finished plates before we had all finished eating! Mind you this system of picking up empty plate by empty plate or empty glasses one at a time is also done in many other places, but this can be easily fixed with basic briefing of staff. The food was very good as always and has been consistently at a reliable and high level for years at Rococo.
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4.3
4.3 (146)
$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.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Loved our family lunch at Sir Dukes. We were running a little late (so sorry), but the friendly smiles when we arrived were so valued :0) I had asked for a special request and I believe it was honoured - thank you. Service was quick on our drinks and soon after our food was ordered and it was delicious. There was more than one oooh and ahhhhs with regard to food presentation. We will be back!!!
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4.6
4.6 (1180)
$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.
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AlexLaw
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent vibe and service. Great local oyster. Had chicken schnitzel, fish and streaks. They are all excellent
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4.0
4 (2507)
$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.

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Anastasia
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing place! We are so glad we came to visit before heading off to the airport. It’s a great time buffer if your either heading to the airport or waiting to check into accomodation as it’s fairly close to the airport, train stations and bus stops. Will 100% return. Great service also, very helpful staff. Try the cakes!
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