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The 5 Best Cafes on the South Side of Melbourne

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
Always on the hunt for creative, fun, and interesting places, events, and experiences.
Published May 13th 2018
We've scoured Melbourne's suburbs to find these top 5 cafes
South Yarra

Two Birds One Stone Cafe in South Yarra is a sophisticated and welcoming cafe. The menu has standout dishes like crumpets with rhubarb jam and mascarpone or crispy pork belly with Asian slaw on brioche. Five Senses coffee is served and goes beautifully with a cheesecake brownie. Visit them at 12 Claremont Street in South Yarra, between 7am and 3.30pm on weekdays, or from 8am on weekends. For more information call (03) 9827 1228.

Two Birds One Stone Cafe South Yarra Coffee Breakfast Lunch
Coffee made to perfection at Two Birds One Stone. Credits:


The Deck in Brighton has an extensive breakfast and lunch menu and also offers interesting Paleo dishes and smoothies. They are located at 212 Bay Street Brighton, and are open Monday to Friday from 7am to 4pm, and weekdays from 8am. Contact (03) 9596 2622 to find out more.

The Deck Brighton Breakfast Lunch Paleo Smoothies
A perfectly cooked breakfast at The Deck. Credits:


The Wildness is at 135 Beach Street in Frankston and consistently gets excellent reviews, due to their experienced staff, diverse menu and organic blend coffee. They are also fully licensed. The Big Breakfast is a great way to start the day and their rich meatballs with mushroom and avocado provide a satisfying meal in cooler weather. They are open from 7am to 4pm Monday to Wednesday and then extended hours till 9pm on Thursday to Sunday (opening 8am on weekends). Contact them on (03) 8772 2752 for more information or to enquire about catering.

The Wildness Frankston Cafe Licensed Breakfast Lunch
The Wildness serves all day breakfast, meals, and drinks across the week. Credits:


The District Brewer has consistently served fresh dishes, tempting treats, and high-quality coffee, to locals in the Bentleigh area in the last few years and they have recently launched a new menu. Breakfast cocktails and creative breakfast dishes like their apple, rhubarb and strawberry crumble porridge and the mushroom medley have made them the talk of the town. Open weekdays from 7am to 4pm, and weekends from 8pm, at 36 Brewer Road Bentleigh. Contact: (03) 9972 3812.

District Brewer Bentleigh Coffee Breakfast Lunch Cocktail
Dishes are sourced from seasonal and fresh produce at The District Brewer. Credits:


Patch Cafe is a Paleo-inspired cafe in Richmond. It strives to provide delicious and fresh dishes for the health conscious. You can check out their menu at 1/32 Bendigo Street in Richmond from 7am to 4pm weekdays, and from 8am on weekends. For more information, call (03) 9029 0328

Patch Cafe Paleo Food Drink Breakfast Lunch Richmond
Patch Cafe interior. Credits:
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Why? Skip the average cafes, and enjoy the best of the best.
Where: Southside of Melbourne
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The Deck does not do Iced Coffee! Very disappointed. Food average, menu limited. Music to loud. Went last week and won’t b back
by fluffynut (score: 2|985) 1217 days ago
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