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
88% 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
  • Lunch
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
86% recommended

Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Barangaroo
527 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Disabled Access
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing food and ambience. Noisy but fun.
100% recommended

Billie H.

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Claremont
169 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • 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.
93% recommended
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Billykart West End

$$$$·Modern Australian·
West End
79 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
The food is excellent and the service outstanding. I will happily be back to try other items on the menu.
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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
134 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
  • Waterfront
Friendly Staff. Easy Access from the Melbourne Convention Center.
92% recommended

Boiler House Restaurant at The Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains

$$$$·Australian·
Blue Mountains
127 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Excellent lunch menu, simple elegant but diverse enough. Responsive and friendly service. A great location to be fully enjoyed
93% recommended

Botanical Hotel

$$$$·Bistro·
South Yarra
37 reviews
  • Casual
  • Notable Wine List
  • Sunday Lunch
Love the vibe, good old fashioned service & pride in what they do. Great music in the bar too!
88% recommended
Most Booked 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
351 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
amazing food, beautiful service. We were particularly taken aback by the meatball and parmesan sandwich & salted beef roll. Outstanding.
95% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales

Copper and Fox

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Pakenham
151 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
Staff were really friendly and the food was great.
87% recommended

Elwood Bathers

$$$$·Bistro·
Elwood
305 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Sunday Lunch
Even mid-covid 19 it was excellent! Tables well spaced, drinks and wine list very good and the food was delicious! Portions very good too. Would highly recommend. Often restaurantsRead more
86% recommended
Brunch in Melbourne / Victoria

Flower Child Cafe - Warringah

$$$$·Café·
Brookvale
11 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Healthy
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

Gus' Place

$$$$·Café·
Canberra
7 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Always great city brunch
100% recommended

Harry's Bondi

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

Harvest

$$$$·Australian·
Newrybar
669 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
The food, atmosphere & welcome was all excellent. Was a wonderful way to treat ourselves for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Thank you Harvest.
93% recommended
Best Overall 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
  • Lunch
Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Very relaxing place.
89% recommended

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

Malt Pier

$$$$·Café·
Brisbane CBD
113 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Waterfront
Staff were very lovely and fun. Made the experience all the more enjoyable.
94% recommended

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
47 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Coffee
Everything was great except the food was not the best. We have been many times before to Mercetta and this is common. Coffee is always good though. Would only recommend for the Read more
91% recommended

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
63 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
Impressive menu using fresh foods and innovative pairings. Attentive and friendly service.
93% recommended

Optus Stadium - City View Café

$$$$·Café·
Burswood
309 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Casual
We were seated at the window so had a lovely view. The round table made for easy conversation which we all enjoyed. The service and meals were excellent. We were all very impressedRead more
94% recommended

Oster

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Richmond
21 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
We had a great experience at Oster. Very friendly and attentive staff, warm atmosphere and lovely food.
95% recommended

Pourboy

$$$$·Café·
South Bank
17 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
Outstanding and very accommodating service. Friendly and happy crew. Food was great and the right price, coffee was a delight.
88% recommended

Rococo Acland Street

$$$$·Italian·
St Kilda
374 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
Wonderful first day back of dining in Melbourne. Wonderful service and amazing food.
95% recommended
Italian in Melbourne / Victoria

Rococo Glenferrie Road

$$$$·Italian·
Hawthorn / Hawthorn East
243 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
The service is always incredible here. Everytime I go I feel I have to leave a tip purely out of appreciation. Attentive without being to present. The food is absolutely magnificenRead more
93% recommended
Group Bookings in Melbourne / Victoria

Sir Duke

$$$$·Café·
Moonee Ponds
13 reviews
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
The service waiters were absolutely lovely! The food was nice but not something that wowed me. However, I would still go back just because of how great the service was, really atteRead more
100% recommended

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
212 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
Full breakfast for $12 with ocean front table is ridiculously good value. Service and quality were great as well.
85% recommended

City Wine Shop

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
593 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
Food was very well presented, represented good value for money, but the real strength is the 'Wine by the Glass' offering that was interesting with an International bias from some Read more
97% recommended
Best Overall 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
538 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
It was beautiful place and good foods!! I wanna go there again.
86% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Sydney / New South Wales

The Kettle Black

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

Top Paddock Cafe

$$$$·Café·
Richmond
86 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
After completing a body building prep and 30 week strict diet, I was craving the ricotta hotcake. It was so delicious and the whole dining experience made it a very lovely brunch wRead more
89% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in Melbourne / Victoria

Victoria Park Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Herston
164 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Child Friendly
  • Casual
The only thing I would say is that it would be great if I could have had the option for table location selection online.
96% 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.