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
93% 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
46 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
One of my favourite cafes! Great food, coffee and pastries!
88% recommended

Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Barangaroo
527 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
Amazing food and ambience. Noisy but fun.
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
12 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
wonderful food surrounded by beautiful Indigenous artworks
100% recommended

The Boatbuilders Yard

$$$$·International·
Melbourne CBD
171 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
very nice venue, ordering via phone was very simple, friendly and helpful service!
94% recommended

Boiler House Restaurant at The Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains

$$$$·Australian·
Blue Mountains
212 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
The waiter gave good advice on the size of the meals and was helpful in suggesting the meals we purchased. Food was amazing with a terrific view
88% recommended

Botanical Hotel

$$$$·Bistro·
South Yarra
59 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
Always an enjoyable night at this iconic South Yarra restaurant, food, service & ambiance first rate.
90% 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
454 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
The food was great, service was great, but they need a larger selection of beers to go with the meals on offer. We will be back.
96% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Sydney / New South Wales

Copper and Fox

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Pakenham
154 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Lovely place to go for a meal Waitress was lovely and helpful
100% recommended

Elwood Bathers

$$$$·Bistro·
Elwood
388 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Fabulous. Much better than the week before. The chef did a great job with cooking the fish. Entree was lovely too. It's always lovely to see when your dining guests are also havinRead more
87% recommended
Most Booked in Bayside

Flower Child Cafe - Warringah

$$$$·Café·
Brookvale
23 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy
Flower child was a lovely setting for brunch with a friend. All the food and coffee is beautifully presented and the menu has a good range, not matter what mood you're in.
88% recommended
Most Booked in Northern Beaches

Gus' Place

$$$$·Café·
Canberra City
20 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Had made a booking and our table was set and ready for us. Service was great. Unfortunately cafe had run out of a few food items so we needed to substitute. Coffee and juices weRead more
100% recommended
Most Booked in Inner North

Harry's Bondi

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

Harvest

$$$$·Australian·
Newrybar
873 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
It was fabulous in all respects
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
141 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Waterfront
We were a group of 4 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Service was quick and polite and helpful. Thank you
91% 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
99 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Fabulous as always 🍾🥂❤️ Great food Great service Great coffee
94% recommended
Most Booked in Mornington Peninsula

Mocan & Green Grout

$$$$·Café·
Acton
21 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
These guys are the best. Unpretentious, world class, fun, Delicious!!
100% recommended

Monkey Business

$$$$·Bistro·
Dromana
73 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Very Nice food but a bit too little for the price
93% recommended

Optus Stadium - City View Café

$$$$·Café·
Burswood
399 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
I love their classic burger, they have big servings. My husband also likes their soba noodle salad with grilled chicken.. and my daughter finished off the fish and chips for kids.Read more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Perth

Oster

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Richmond
48 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
This was such a gorgeous experience! From the aperarivo to dessert, everything was delicious and the service was incredibly warm and friendly. Like you were in the home of a dear fRead more
95% recommended

Pourboy

$$$$·Café·
South Bank
23 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Food and coffee are the stars here and while everything else is understated this is not a bad thing. The service is attentive and the decor unassuming with clean lines and a slightRead more
83% recommended

Rococo Acland Street

$$$$·Italian·
St Kilda
474 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
It was terrific food and service. One of my favourite restaurants
96% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria

Rococo Glenferrie Road

$$$$·Italian·
Hawthorn / Hawthorn East
308 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Never disappointed, food is always delicious. Staff are friendly and great selection of wines.
97% recommended
Most Booked in Inner East

Sir Duke

$$$$·Café·
Moonee Ponds
44 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Coffee
Food and service was great.
96% recommended
Most Booked in Western Suburbs

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
256 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Food was fantastic; the staff were awesome and great location.
85% recommended
Best Value in Perth

City Wine Shop

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
635 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
Cant be too cimplimentary about this place. The food was exceptional. The service was incredible. And the ambience is authentic. We loved it. And will be back.
95% recommended
Most Booked in Inner City

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
804 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Lovely atmosphere, friendly team, great food. Will definitely be coming back soon.
86% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Sydney / New South Wales

The Kettle Black

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Melbourne
51 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
we always love brunch. we go on a brunch atleast once a week and the kettle black is def one of fave. loved the pretty plating and the taste was amazing.
87% recommended

Top Paddock Cafe

$$$$·Café·
Richmond
139 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Fabulous place for lunch or brunch. Lovely atmosphere and fabulous food and staff. A really interesting menu and everything I have had was delicious. A total must are the ricotta hRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked in Inner East

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.