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Best Cafes in Australia

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Alluvial, Annie's Provedore, Au79
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Modern Australian, Café
Neighborhoods:Melbourne CBD, Barwon Heads, Abbotsford

Alluvial

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
82 reviews
  • High Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
The best restaurant I've been to in a long time. Everything about it was outstanding, but I'd particularly like to mention the staff. They were friendly, informative, and professioRead more
87% recommended
High Tea in Melbourne / Victoria

Annie's Provedore

$$$$·Café·
Barwon Heads
1 review
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
The space is warm and welcoming, and you are surrounded by goods you just want to try and taste. Pizzas and salad were tasty. Service was a bit slow, and we had to ask wait staffRead more
100% recommended

Au79

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Abbotsford
38 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
I loved this café. It was so lovely that the waiter came out with a small cake and candle for the birthday. Will definitely return.
90% recommended

Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Barangaroo
523 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
Had guests from the States and they really enjoyed the cuisine and the atmosphere. Our hostess was fantastic and extremely accomodating!
93% recommended

Billie H.

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Claremont
169 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Food and atmosphere were fantastic. Server was hard to understand, needed us to repeat multiple times and was quite slow returning to our table.
93% recommended
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Billykart West End

$$$$·Modern Australian·
West End
79 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
The food is excellent and the service outstanding. I will happily be back to try other items on the menu.
89% recommended
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Birrunga Gallery & Dining

$$$$·Café·
Brisbane CBD
4 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Authentic
  • Lunch
An excellent date lunch with my wife, will definitely be back. Keen to get back for some Friday after work action too x
100% recommended

The Boatbuilders Yard

$$$$·International·
Melbourne CBD
116 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
  • Waterfront
I’ve been to the yard in small and large groups and always enjoyed the experience. Shared small plates were yummy especially green beans and the beef skewers
96% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Melbourne / Victoria

Boiler House Restaurant at The Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains

$$$$·Australian·
Blue Mountains
114 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Amazing food and service! We didn’t have to wait long at all for our food and when it came out it was delicious! Great cocktails too!
96% recommended
Disabled Access in Sydney / New South Wales

Botanical Hotel

$$$$·Bistro·
South Yarra
23 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Hi, It was our end of year Book Club meeting where we choose a restaurant to go to and discuss the books for the following year. I had visited the Botanical 4 weeks before to explRead more

Collins Quarter - Melbourne CBD

$$$$·Australian·
Melbourne CBD
4 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
Really enjoyed my dining experience. Beautiful old building in leafy Collins St. It had a great buzz on a Friday night with people indoors and in the rear garden having after work Read more

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
316 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Great atmosphere, great food and excellent service. A great find. Loving the story behind the restaurant and their canning expertise
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales

Copper and Fox

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Pakenham
148 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Great service and lovely food. A bit noisy but probably due to Xmas parties. Overall very good and will return
88% recommended

Elwood Bathers

$$$$·Bistro·
Elwood
243 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Celebrated a mate's birthday at lunch. The weather was perfect and the views from our table made it even more special. The vibe was energetic, from the guests to the wait staff. LoRead more
88% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

Flower Child Cafe - Warringah

$$$$·Café·
Brookvale
10 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Love the venue, very nice decor. Noise level high but we are elderly and it was Friday lunchtime so noise to be expected. Drinks service not good, Took three asks to get our wine. Read more
91% recommended
Most Booked in Northern Beaches

Gus' Place

$$$$·Café·
Canberra
5 reviews
  • Casual
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
The service was great and food was lovely
100% recommended
Most Booked in Inner North

Harry's Bondi

$$$$·Breakfast·
Bondi
2 reviews
  • Disabled Access
  • Bar Seating
  • Brunch

Harvest

$$$$·Australian·
Newrybar
606 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Always good! Been for both Breakfast and Lunch numerous times and it has become a favourite on our radar. We always try to make a point of taking overseas visitors and interstate tRead more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales

Il Melograno

$$$$·Sicilian·
Northcote
0 reviews
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Special Occasions
100% recommended

John Street Cafe

$$$$·Breakfast·
Cottesloe
25 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Sat outside on a beautiful day and enjoyed a delicious brunch with excellent service
87% recommended

Kyoto Cafe

$$$$·Japanese·
Ringwood
21 reviews
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Lunch
Great food, service staff were very helpful. Was a little disappointed they had no cakes left
90% recommended

Malt Pier

$$$$·Café·
Brisbane CBD
106 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
Lovely ambiance and peaceful background music to complement
94% recommended
Brunch in Brisbane / Queensland

Mazaya Restaurant & Cafe

$$$$·Mediterranean·
North Adelaide
1 review
  • Authentic
Food was great service could do with improvement not in a negative way but just a little bit more attention required to the customer
100% recommended

Mercetta

$$$$·Breakfast·
Mornington
36 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
A fantastic dining experience. Food and service were both outstanding as was the value for money. Highly recommended.
93% recommended

Mocan & Green Grout

$$$$·Café·
Acton
13 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Cosy
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food, expertly executed in a funky environment. Friendly service and no corkage for BYO!
94% recommended
Most Booked in Canberra

Monkey Business

$$$$·Bistro·
Dromana
48 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
Great food, great service! We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Will return soon!
96% recommended

Optus Stadium - City View Café

$$$$·Café·
Burswood
279 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Great setting and the staf were great. The meals came out together and we didn't have to wait long.
90% recommended
Best Overall in Perth / Western Australia

Oster

$$$$·Modern European·
Richmond
11 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Authentic
Good people, and excellent real Italian food. A new alternative
100% recommended

Pourboy

$$$$·Café·
South Bank
10 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
Bottomless brunch is great. Would prefer more drink options to be included, and a 3-hour option.
100% recommended

Rococo Acland Street

$$$$·Italian·
St Kilda
345 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
Overall very good experience. Very testy food and good service
95% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Melbourne / Victoria

Rococo Glenferrie Road

$$$$·Italian·
Hawthorn / Hawthorn East
211 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
Great neighbourhood cafe. We had a very enjoyable lunch.
91% recommended
Healthy in Inner East

Sir Duke

$$$$·Café·
Moonee Ponds
11 reviews
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Brunch
Great cafe with friendly staff and an excellent menu with something for everyone. Highly recommended and by far the best cafe in the north west.
100% recommended

Stokers Fine Pancakes

$$$$·Dessert·
South Melbourne
11 reviews
  • Casual
  • Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
A lot more authentic than the chain pancake places, Stokers was something I found on line when searching for a quiet place to enjoy really good pancakes and I was not disappointedRead more
96% recommended

The Blue Duck

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Cottesloe
177 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
Enjoyable food at good value, particularly if in time for happy hour
84% recommended
Best Value in Perth / Western Australia

The European

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
550 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
Fantastic food. However I was disappointed we were unable to exchange the mashed potatoes that accompany the chateaubriand for another vegetable. We were offered pomme frittes ...Read more
98% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Melbourne / Victoria

The Green Goose

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Malvern
1 review
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Brunch
  • Casual
I’ve been coming here for years. I no longer live anywhere near by, but sometimes nothing else is quite the same as curling up at the Green Goose at a cosy table, sipping great cofRead more
100% recommended

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

$$$$·Café·
Alexandria
457 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Great place to eat, as the quality is awesome, and service was fast! Noise level was too high to have a conversation, but that could be fixed with a different table not near the Read more
85% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Sydney / New South Wales

The Kettle Black

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Melbourne
2 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Hot Spot
Awesome experience, can't wait to come back next time we are in Melbourne!
100% recommended

Top Paddock Cafe

$$$$·Café·
Richmond
73 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Lovely food and great service in an ambient setting.
92% recommended
Brunch in Melbourne / Victoria

Victoria Park Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Herston
164 reviews
  • Child Friendly
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
The only thing I would say is that it would be great if I could have had the option for table location selection online.
90% recommended
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Zero Mode

$$$$·Asian·
Box Hill
7 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
  • Brunch
Food was great, service quick, and enjoyed the location and ambience
88% recommended