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
89 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
  • High Tea
Celebrated a birthday with the Clark sisters afternoon tea. A very enjoyable time, we would go again
87% recommended
High Tea in Melbourne / Victoria

Annie's Provedore

$$$$·Café·
Barwon Heads
1 review
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
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
39 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
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.
88% recommended

Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Barangaroo
526 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Wonderful wait staff and recommendations
98% recommended

Billie H.

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Claremont
169 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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.
92% 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.
87% 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
123 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
  • Waterfront
Everything is great about this place, but I would like to see an improvement in the food. Portions were small, quality very average and could be better value.
94% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Melbourne / Victoria

Boiler House Restaurant at The Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains

$$$$·Australian·
Blue Mountains
119 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
We has a smoky chilly day to enjoy the mountains so didn't see the view but the boiler house was perfect. Cute decor which has been tastefully updated. Everyone loved there food anRead more
96% recommended
High Tea in Sydney / New South Wales

Botanical Hotel

$$$$·Bistro·
South Yarra
32 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
Love the Botanical! It never disappoints on food, service and ambience!! The bombe Alaska...superb!
Business Meals in Inner East

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
327 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
We attended the Continental for our anniversary. Loved everything about it. Cheese and cold cuts were amazing and their wine selection was delicious. Thanks
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales

Copper and Fox

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Pakenham
149 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
The calamari was absolutely delish - highly recommend! The menu was on the small side tho - not a great deal to choose from. I was expecting it to be busier on such a lovely day & Read more
88% recommended
Most Booked in South Eastern Suburbs

Elwood Bathers

$$$$·Bistro·
Elwood
285 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
Always enjoy our visits to Elwood bathers! Just wish they could do something about the noise level! Our waiter was terrific!!
85% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

Flower Child Cafe - Warringah

$$$$·Café·
Brookvale
11 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
Most Booked in Northern Beaches

Gus' Place

$$$$·Café·
Canberra
6 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Booked a table for 5 for brunch. Service was fantastic and the food (brunch) was delicious. All at a reasonable price. Would recommend!
100% recommended

Harry's Bondi

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

Harvest

$$$$·Australian·
Newrybar
624 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
The team are always so warm, friendly and really go above and beyond. The food is always incredible (I treat myself to a tasting menu and wine pairing), unique and always pushes 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
26 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
Sat outside on a beautiful day and enjoyed a delicious brunch with excellent service

Kyoto Cafe

$$$$·Japanese·
Ringwood
21 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Great food, service staff were very helpful. Was a little disappointed they had no cakes left
89% recommended

Malt Pier

$$$$·Café·
Brisbane CBD
108 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Lunch
We have visited Malt many times and it never fails to impress us. Great service, fresh food and wonderful position.
94% recommended
Afternoon Coffee 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
37 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Coffee
Attentive service, generous servings, well balanced dishes. A great place for quality and flavoursome food.
94% recommended

Mocan & Green Grout

$$$$·Café·
Acton
16 reviews
  • Cosy
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
an exquisite dining experience. A wonderful combination of flavours. The staff were delightful but the food was exceptional. One of the best dining experiences I've had and outstanRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Canberra

Monkey Business

$$$$·Bistro·
Dromana
55 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Great food, atmosphere and service! Congratulations to the Team!
96% recommended

Optus Stadium - City View Café

$$$$·Café·
Burswood
289 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Waterfront
Staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The food was well presented, service efficient and most enjoyable. Would dine again
91% recommended
Best Overall in Perth / Western Australia

Oster

$$$$·Modern European·
Richmond
12 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
I have eaten at Oster a few times now and the food is amazing. The menu changes weekly so there is always something new to try. Home made bread - yum! Extensive wine list. Service Read more
92% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne / Victoria

Pourboy

$$$$·Café·
South Bank
13 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
Great service, wonderful atmosphere and food! Will definitely be recommending this venue to our friends.
88% recommended

Rococo Acland Street

$$$$·Italian·
St Kilda
355 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
Having chosen the restaurant based on the photos online, it would be safe to say my hopes were high. I was not disappointed! Every dish was beautifully presented, tasted amazing, aRead more
96% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Melbourne / Victoria

Rococo Glenferrie Road

$$$$·Italian·
Hawthorn / Hawthorn East
220 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
I have been to Rococo in Hawthorn many many times over several years and never once been disappointed. The food is consistently great and this time I went with my vegan sister whoRead more
93% recommended
Brunch in Inner East

Sir Duke

$$$$·Café·
Moonee Ponds
12 reviews
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Brunch
Very good food, great service, table was a bit wobbly and it was a bit noisy, but really, very good
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
195 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
Good food and service
82% recommended
Best Value in Perth / Western Australia

The European

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
561 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
Lovely wine and wait staff. Gnocchi ok. Not earth shattering. Great ambiance. Walk to the toilets was grubby and very off putting.
96% 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
495 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Food amazing, staff friendly and fast service. The grounds are interesting but not a lot for the kids to do so bring colouring or something to keep them occupied
86% 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
78 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Cool beans
90% 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.
89% recommended
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Zero Mode

$$$$·Asian·
Box Hill
8 reviews
  • Cosy
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
Look, we loved the place but went there because of the menu available online. We were extremely disappointed to find out that the menu being advertised was no longer available (no Read more
89% recommended