Penta, Elsternwick – Review

Penta, on Elsternwicks Ridell Parade, is a beautiful industrial fitted out cafe with some of the most stunning dishes in Melbourne.

Stocksville, Ashwood

Stocksville is a modern, bright and airy cafe in Ashwood. Paying homage to the Stocksville post office of time gone by and taking inspiration from the local area, it’s a hidden gem!

Sir Charles, Fitzroy

Open plan, minimal and loud Sir Charles is everything quintessential about Fitzroy brunch. Yet the menu is anything but, with some unique takes on some brunch classics.

Chaplain’s Office, Hawthorn

Located in an old, you-guessed-it, Chaplain’s Office. Enjoy the spacious high ceilings of the light filled interior, or the large courtyard of this quirky , Hawthorn cafe. Time it right and you’ll even hear church organs or the choir too!

Melvin Coffee and Kitchen, Collingwood

Melvin is a pretty-in-pink, gorgeous Collingwood Cafe with a great, creative breakfast and lunch menu. Baby sister to Flemington’s Wolf and Hound – this place definitely lives up to expectations.

Grand Lafayette, Prahran

Iconic raindrop cakes and Asian fusion sum up a Grand Lafayette experience. Relocating from Port Melbourne these guys are now seeking to crack the tricky Prahran brunch scene.

Syndicate Room will satisfy your sweet tooth!

With one of the most extensive lists of sweet dishes on a brunch menu we’ve seen, the beautifully plated dishes and Sandringham’s Syndicate Room should be your go-to for a sugar craving.

Cafe Louis, Fitzroy

Cafe Louis, which sits just off Brunswick Street provides an uniquely relaxing and spacious brunch experience in the heart of Fitzroy. Shunning the usual grungy vibe in favour of dark wooden furniture and a clean, minimal finish there’s a real air of grandeur to this new cafe.

St James, Malvern

Glass-fronted St James is nestled away in the middle of Malvern Road shopping strip. This unassuming cafe can be a little blink and you miss it, which you shouldn’t as it’s got some stunning dishes on offer.

Fourth Chapter, Prahran

Fourth Chapter is a beautiful space. Large white walls and ceilings with thoughtfully spaced hanging baskets that add a rich green to the overall aesthetic, this is a perfect environment for those bright, sunny summer days. Add in the gorgeous courtyard out at the back and you can’t go wrong.

Focus Cafe, Balwyn

Focus is a centrally located Balwyn cafe. Take advantage of their sunny courtyard on warmer days, and take your pick from delicious dishes on their Asian inspired brunch menu.