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
95 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
Everything was perfect. Highly recommend. Only one issue which needs to be sorted for future bookings. When I booked online, I had the option to select the Valentines Day Dinner PaRead more
87% recommended

Annie's Provedore

$$$$·Café·
Barwon Heads
3 reviews
  • Casual
  • Child Friendly
  • Cosy
Fantastic pizza, amazing diversity. I loved the night and the staff were friendly and helpful
100% recommended

Au79

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Abbotsford
45 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
Always a pleasure to dine at Au79. Love the Prawn Linguini. The waffle with chocolate icecream was yummy and beautifully presented. There were many people at the restaurant but Read more
91% recommended

Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Barangaroo
527 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
  • Creative Cuisine
Amazing food and ambience. Noisy but fun.
100% recommended

Billie H.

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Claremont
169 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
9 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Local Ingredients
we love catching up with our work colleagues for lunch at the Cafe now we are back in the office once a week due to Covid
100% recommended

The Boatbuilders Yard

$$$$·International·
Melbourne CBD
135 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
  • Waterfront
We dined tepidly ventured out for a meal for the first time in about 3 months due to COVID-19 lock down and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening by a big out door open fire and largeRead more
94% recommended

Boiler House Restaurant at The Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains

$$$$·Australian·
Blue Mountains
185 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Good salads, beef cheeks, Crusted Lamb and excellent Choc fondue desert. Fair wine list. Service is good bit not in a rushing way.
90% recommended
Scenic View in Sydney / New South Wales

Botanical Hotel

$$$$·Bistro·
South Yarra
54 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
Very fun night out, good food and great atmosphere
88% recommended
Hot Spot in Melbourne / Victoria

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
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Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
405 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
My wife and I loved the Continental Deli. It was our anniversary and it couldn't have been nicer. The Steak Tartare and Roast Chicken were perfect. The cocktails also were superRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales

Copper and Fox

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Pakenham
154 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Brunch
Lovely place to go for a meal Waitress was lovely and helpful
83% recommended

Elwood Bathers

$$$$·Bistro·
Elwood
314 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
One of my favourite places for excellent service, fantastic food and calming view over the water. Highly recommended.
88% recommended
Hot Spot in Melbourne / Victoria

Flower Child Cafe - Warringah

$$$$·Café·
Brookvale
15 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Healthy
  • Group Bookings
Beautiful location and fantastic service - The only issue we had was that we weren't told when we arrived or when I pre-booked that we only had a 45 minute seating experience when Read more
Most Booked in Northern Beaches

Gus' Place

$$$$·Café·
Canberra
10 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Great food and service as always. Have been here quite a few times now and we have never been disappointed
100% recommended

Harry's Bondi

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

Harvest

$$$$·Australian·
Newrybar
760 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Such a lovely place in a quaint small town. Excellent food and menu choices.
94% recommended
Healthy in Sydney / New South Wales

Il Melograno

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

John Street Cafe

$$$$·Breakfast·
Cottesloe
27 reviews
  • Casual
  • Brunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Very relaxing place.
82% recommended
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Kyoto Cafe

$$$$·Japanese·
Ringwood
22 reviews
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
It's as Japanese as it can get in Melbourne. The variety of what's on the menu is limited, but there's also cake and drinks so it's not too bad overall.
92% recommended
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Malt Pier

$$$$·Café·
Brisbane CBD
125 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Waterfront
Close to the river at the bottom of an apartment building about 5-10 minutes walk from Gasworks. The food was delicious, with generous portions and the service was friendly. StunRead more
90% 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
70 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
Always delicious foo. Reasonable prices. Their signature hot chocolate is a must!
93% recommended
Brunch in Melbourne / Victoria

Mocan & Green Grout

$$$$·Café·
Acton
21 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
These guys are the best. Unpretentious, world class, fun, Delicious!!
96% recommended

Monkey Business

$$$$·Bistro·
Dromana
68 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
Food was brilliant ! The confit mushies were just amazing ! Great coffee and excellent wine list - just a great meal ! Well done chef - definitely will be back ! 👍🏻
94% recommended

Optus Stadium - City View Café

$$$$·Café·
Burswood
370 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Waterfront
Easy parking on non event days, central, beautiful views, outstanding service. Ideal for a get together near the city. Highly recommended. :-)
92% recommended
Best Overall in Perth / Western Australia

Oster

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Richmond
34 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Amazing food and service. The food was so fresh and beautiful, will come again once re opened.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Inner East

Pourboy

$$$$·Café·
South Bank
20 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
Pourboy was recommended by my daughter and it lived up to her comments. Easy to book on line , register and service, food and coffee superb. Well done.
86% recommended

Rococo Acland Street

$$$$·Italian·
St Kilda
424 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Food was great Great staff great service Really liked the venue
95% recommended
Italian in Melbourne / Victoria

Rococo Glenferrie Road

$$$$·Italian·
Hawthorn / Hawthorn East
275 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
We were recommended the most INCREDIBLE baked pasta shared hot plate that I would have normally not ordered - and it was one of the best pastas I have ever eaten! The whole king pRead more
94% recommended
Italian in Melbourne / Victoria

Sir Duke

$$$$·Café·
Moonee Ponds
24 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Coffee
Great food and helpful staff. Very conscientious about COVID 19 rules
95% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Melbourne / Victoria

Stokers Fine Pancakes

$$$$·Dessert·
South Melbourne
12 reviews
  • Casual
  • Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
Great menu, beautiful pancakes & friendly staff
96% recommended

The Blue Duck

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Cottesloe
236 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Dining at the Blue Duck is always a very pleasant experience.
86% recommended
Best Overall in Perth / Western Australia

City Wine Shop

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
606 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
Nice tender steak with fries. Always a consistent standard of meal. Excellent choice of wines. Coffee good. Staff very attentive.
96% recommended
Late Night Find 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
653 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Food was excellent, wait staff attentive but not in your face.
86% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Sydney / New South Wales

The Kettle Black

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Melbourne
16 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch
The food was fairly good. But I shouldn’t have eaten outside cuz the food got cold quickly. I liked the coffee so much.
Brunch in Melbourne / Victoria

Top Paddock Cafe

$$$$·Café·
Richmond
113 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Everything was perfect and more. The food was amazing and coffee as well.
92% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Melbourne / Victoria

Victoria Park Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Herston
164 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Casual
  • Child Friendly
The only thing I would say is that it would be great if I could have had the option for table location selection online.
91% recommended
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Zero Mode

$$$$·Asian·
Box Hill
12 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Brunch
  • Cosy
The food and cocktails are excellent. There is always something exciting on the menu.