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
  • High Tea
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
89% recommended
High Tea in Melbourne / Victoria

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
  • Sunday 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
Afternoon Coffee in Melbourne / Victoria

Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Barangaroo
527 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Amazing food and ambience. Noisy but fun.
100% 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.
95% recommended
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Billykart West End

$$$$·Modern Australian·
West End
79 reviews
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
The food is excellent and the service outstanding. I will happily be back to try other items on the menu.
85% 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
134 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
  • Group Bookings
Friendly Staff. Easy Access from the Melbourne Convention Center.
93% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Melbourne / Victoria

Boiler House Restaurant at The Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains

$$$$·Australian·
Blue Mountains
126 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Servings were very generous and the food was perfect. However an unseasonably cold day, it was also a little cold for comfort inside.
94% recommended
High Tea in Sydney / New South Wales

Botanical Hotel

$$$$·Bistro·
South Yarra
37 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
Love the vibe, good old fashioned service & pride in what they do. Great music in the bar too!
Business Meals 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
347 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
High quality as always! Love this venue and it never fails to impress - the service is impeccable, the food is always so delicious and the wine list has a great selection.
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales

Copper and Fox

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Pakenham
150 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
  • Casual
We were out for my daughter's birthday and the whole evening was amazing. The wait staff were amazing and the was delicious.
86% recommended

Elwood Bathers

$$$$·Bistro·
Elwood
305 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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
87% 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
7 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Always great city brunch
100% recommended
Most Booked in Canberra

Harry's Bondi

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

Harvest

$$$$·Australian·
Newrybar
668 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
Visiting our daughter in Byron. Wonderful meal and setting on an abbreviated visit due to the pandemic. Open air ... lots of social distance:).
92% 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
27 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Very relaxing place.
86% recommended

Kyoto Cafe

$$$$·Japanese·
Ringwood
22 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Fun
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.
88% 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
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
45 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Coffee
Great venue 👍 and amazing staff deft. Recommend to others
95% 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
Most Booked in Canberra

Monkey Business

$$$$·Bistro·
Dromana
63 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Impressive menu using fresh foods and innovative pairings. Attentive and friendly service.
94% recommended
Brunch in Melbourne / Victoria

Optus Stadium - City View Café

$$$$·Café·
Burswood
309 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Waterfront
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
92% recommended
Best Overall in Perth / Western Australia

Oster

$$$$·Modern European·
Richmond
18 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Staff are very helpful and professional, very knowledgeable of the food and wines being served. Food was delicious, better than I've ever had before at a restaurant in the area!
95% recommended
Best Service in Inner East

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.
89% recommended

Rococo Acland Street

$$$$·Italian·
St Kilda
371 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
We always love coming here for a fantastic Italian dinner. This time we brought friends from out of town and they could not stop talking about how great the place and food was. TheRead more
95% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Melbourne / Victoria

Rococo Glenferrie Road

$$$$·Italian·
Hawthorn / Hawthorn East
242 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
You need to try the vegan macaroni bake !! Absolutely to die for and so well put together ! We are from Adelaide and I would drive to Melbourne again just for that dish ! 10/10
93% recommended
Brunch in Inner East

Sir Duke

$$$$·Café·
Moonee Ponds
13 reviews
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Brunch
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
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Afternoon Coffee
Great menu, beautiful pancakes & friendly staff
100% 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.
84% recommended
Best Value in Perth / Western Australia

The European

$$$$·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
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
534 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Very good breakfast, friendly staff, and an overall unique experience
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
85 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
88% 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
12 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Brunch
  • Cosy
The food and cocktails are excellent. There is always something exciting on the menu.