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 a Date
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
84% 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
48 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Good for Birthdays
The food and coffee was amazing. Didnt feel the same about the staff. The staff wasn't helpful at all. The vibe of the place didn't go well with the dull vibe of the staff. Would nRead more

Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Barangaroo
529 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
A very nice and relaxing evening
92% recommended

Billie H.

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Claremont
169 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Creative Cuisine
Food and atmosphere were fantastic. Server was hard to understand, needed us to repeat multiple times and was quite slow returning to our table.
91% 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
14 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Fabulous food, wonderful and friendly service, amazing art ❤️
100% recommended

The Boatbuilders Yard

$$$$·International·
Melbourne CBD
228 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Group Bookings
Loved the boatbuilders yard! Great spot for a few quiet drinks with mates
94% recommended
Scenic View in City Centre

Boiler House Restaurant at The Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains

$$$$·Australian·
Blue Mountains
272 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
We were a party of 6 who were celebrating my mothers 80th birthday. The staff were welcoming and friendly and seated us in a private area upstairs with views overlooking the valleyRead more
91% recommended
Lunch in Sydney / New South Wales

Botanical Hotel

$$$$·Bistro·
South Yarra
92 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
Great service and location, food a little overpriced for what you get but it is domain road!
85% recommended

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
487 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Amazing food, great service. Will definitely come back
98% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Copper and Fox

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Pakenham
164 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
Excellent service and food. Everything we ordered was spot on. Will definitely come back regularly.
89% recommended

Elwood Bathers

$$$$·Bistro·
Elwood
505 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Great food and amazing staff that go above and beyond.
87% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne / Victoria

Flower Child Cafe - Warringah

$$$$·Café·
Brookvale
25 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
I would be very happy to recommend Flower Child for a lovely lunch experience. This is not the first time I have been there and it will not be the last time.
94% recommended

Gus' Place

$$$$·Café·
Canberra City
26 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Great breakfast. Gus’s is back to the good old days!
96% recommended
Best Value in Canberra

Harry's Bondi

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

Harvest

$$$$·Australian·
Newrybar
1,001 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
I’ve been going to Harvest for the last 6 years and it never fails to dazzle. As a special treat, someone’s birthday, time out with mum, drink with mates... it top of the list inRead more
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
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Very relaxing place.
88% 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
161 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
We had a table inside near the left corner and it was just lovely
94% recommended
Brunch in Brisbane

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
130 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
This is my local brunch restaurant and I love the experience and food there. Also, they have EXCELLENT coffee : )
96% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Victoria

Mocan & Green Grout

$$$$·Café·
Acton
21 reviews
  • Cosy
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
These guys are the best. Unpretentious, world class, fun, Delicious!!
97% recommended

Monkey Business

$$$$·Bistro·
Dromana
99 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
I ate from Vegan menu and the broccoli bruschetta and lemon risoni was beautiful and the hospitality second to none 😃
95% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Victoria

Optus Stadium - City View Café

$$$$·Café·
Burswood
441 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
Would like to see more healthy options for breakfast
94% recommended
Best Overall in Perth

Oster

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Richmond
75 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food and service - should become a Richmond destination restaurant.
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne

Pourboy

$$$$·Café·
South Bank
34 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Cosy
Great coffee and a lovely space to catch up with friends and colleagues. I highly recommend the salads and the Benedict Carrotpatch.
86% recommended

Rococo Acland Street

$$$$·Italian·
St Kilda
567 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Food was delicious (gnocchi is highly recommended), watermelon martini was interesting.
97% recommended
Italian in Melbourne / Victoria

Rococo Glenferrie Road

$$$$·Italian·
Hawthorn
390 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
As always, loved it with the best Pizza's in town!
94% recommended
Most Booked in Inner City East

Sir Duke

$$$$·Café·
Moonee Ponds
60 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
Food was good and service was prompt. :-)
95% recommended
Café in Melbourne

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
291 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
The food was excellent, the ambiance of the room could be better, too many hard surfaces but the only real criticism was the service was less attentive than needed, never got askedRead more
90% recommended
Best Service in Perth

City Wine Shop

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
669 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
excellent choice on menu, excellent selection of wines, fabulous friendly staff would highly recommend
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
1,034 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Great place to eat and catch up with friends. 1 vegan option only though.
86% recommended
Brunch in Sydney / New South Wales

The Kettle Black

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Melbourne
81 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Delicious food and best cup of tea I've had out. Can't wait to return.
81% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Melbourne

Top Paddock Cafe

$$$$·Café·
Richmond
171 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Was hoping for a 2 hr sitting, was only given a 75 min sitting.. asked that we had to leave
96% recommended
Brunch in Melbourne

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.