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Melbourne cafés and afternoon tea vouchers: things to know before you go

There are so many great cafés in Melbourne, it's hard to know where to start. To make things easier, we've put together this quick guide to help you find the best places to get your caffeine fix. We've picked out some of the best afternoon tea deals and cheap cafés near you – including awesome spots for brunch and breakfast.

What are the best spots for breakfast in Melbourne?

If you fancy starting the day in style, there are plenty of cafés near you serving up delicious breakfast. At the popular Doghouse café in Collingwood, you and your four-legged friend can tuck into breakfast (separate meals, of course). Doghouse includes a breakfast bun stacked with bacon, cheese, egg and tomato, with a coffee or tea to wash it down.

The breakfast specials at Short Black Café in Camberwell come highly recommended. Breakfasts are served pretty much all day (until 5pm), and you'll find tasty dishes including Italian sausage, eggs benedict and smashed avocado.

Which types of coffee are trendiest in Melbourne?

Lovers of espresso, cappuccino, lattes and the straight-up, simple black coffee will be in their element in Melbourne cafés. For those looking for something a little bit different, there's plenty to discover in this city, as ambitious and talented baristas create coffee masterpieces.

Cold brew coffee is big here – Industry Beans have created the Bubble Cup, an inventive mix of cold brew coffee and coffee-soaked tapioca pearls. Elsewhere, the likes of Sensory Lab, Axil Coffee Roasters and Code Black are renowned for their experimental roasting techniques. You'll find some of the trendiest types of coffee in Melbourne in these cafés, which almost double as laboratories.

Where can I find a cheap café in Melbourne?

There are lots of cheap cafés in Melbourne if you want a cup of coffee to hit the spot and a snack to refuel without it costing the earth.

If you just want a great cup of coffee, All About the Grind is an affordable café on the outskirts of town that offers drive-thru and takeaway services. Start your day with a regular coffee for as little as $2.50 here. Another cheap café is MyCoffeeLab in Forest Hill, which serves a range of warm beverages – including long black, macchiato and small chai latte – alongside a delicious selection of toasted sandwiches. Pop over at lunch and enjoy a coffee and toasted sandwich for less than $5.

Keep checking back here for the latest café deals near you, offering discounts and money-saving vouchers.

Are there any cafés specialising in high tea?

High tea is a must in Melbourne, with an abundance of cafés laying on menus that will satisfy the biggest of appetites. A few cafés specialising in high tea include:

  • Straits Café at the Rendezvous Hotel – delectable platters of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes to really hit the spot.
  • Essence Restaurant – indulge in a range of tea, delicious barista coffee and a selection of mouth-watering goodies from a menu that includes raspberry and cream macaroons, smoked salmon bagels and chocolate cookie profiteroles.
  • Woodfired Kitchen – one of the best cafes in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Their homemade buttermilk scones top the bill, which has a children's menu too.

Whether you're looking for an afternoon tea treat, a cheap café in Melbourne, somewhere for breakfast, brunch or just a mug of great coffee on the go, South Australia's capital has something for everyone.