7 Instagram-worthy cafes in Melbourne

Melbourne has long had a reputation for coffee – from a classic Italian espresso in Carlton, to a perfect morning commute pick-me-up in the CBD, to a ‘peak Melbourne’ deconstructed hipster cappuccino – you can find it all within Melbourne’s suburbs and city cafes.

But let’s face it, nowadays getting coffee is about more than just the perfect taste – you’ve got to do it for the Gram.

Here’s a few Melbourne coffee spots that are as Instagram-worthy as they are tasty.

This is just a handful – what are your favourites?

Abacus Bar & Kitchen, South Yarra

When you enter Abacus, you’re greeted by cool stone features and greenery as far as the eye can see, along with day and night menus loaded with beautiful Australian produce. Located on Chapel Street around the corner from Prahran Market, its stunning interior is just waiting to be photographed.

The Hatter & The Hare, Bayswater

Head ‘down the rabbit hole’ and you’ll find this gorgeous eastern suburbs eatery, inspired by Alice in Wonderland. With a menu as whimsical as its décor, you’ll barely have time to eat among all the picture-taking – but be sure you do, it’s delicious!

Higher Ground, CBD

From the group behind Top Paddock and The Kettle Black, the iconic Higher Ground also makes a stunning events space for special occasions. With high ceilings, exposed brick and arched windows, what more could you ask for?

The St. Kilda Dispensary, St Kilda

In a building that was once the “largest dispensary in the Southern Hemisphere” is The St. Kilda Dispensary, a gorgeously restored – and cleverly thematic – café packed with bright colours and touches of medical-themed décor and oddments. Even the bathrooms are worthy of a pic!

The Bakers Wife, Camberwell

Melburnians love a warehouse, and The Bakers Wife does not disappoint. From its striking wall mural to its stunning high ceilings and exposed beams, you’ll want to order multiple coffees to fuel your Insta-shoot. Not to mention – the food itself is a work of art.

Industry Beans, Fitzroy

The folks at Industry Beans are serious about their coffee. You can follow their blog for the latest updates on their beans and download the current coffee menu from the website. But if your palette isn’t that refined and you’re after the perfect Insta snap, come for the quirky, industrial setting and amazing indoor greenery.

Second Home, Eltham

If you find yourself ‘at home among the gumtrees’ a little further from the CBD, then Second Home is the place for you. Voted Melbourne’s Best Café 2017 in the Time Out Awards, here you can snap a cosy pic by the fireplace, or capture sunlight hitting the beautiful native trees growing inside the building.

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