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8 Must-Visit Cafés in Melbourne

The top haunts for flower-topped breakfast bowls, turmeric lattes, and more

In the U.S., cafés tend to be casual eateries offering coffee, pastries, and packaged foods to-go. In Australiahowever, they often have a restaurant vibe with full, health-conscious menus including hearty grain and smoothie bowls. Ingredients are sourced from nearby producers and the dishes take a sophisticated approach in both flavor and presentation. (Think: raw pizza made with a nut-and-seed base, topped with kale pesto, seasonal shredded vegetables, and drizzled with a raw "cheesy" cashew sauce.) From luxe chia bowls to open-faced sandwiches, here are highlights from Melbourne’s best cafés.