Before this article had even started we could feel the Melburnian eyes of judgment piercing through their screens. Coffee is quite possibly THE most important part of our lives.

Read more for your Chapel Street Precinct caffeine relief!

The Rustica empire, arguably the embodiment of Melbourne’s cafe culture, announced its newest and largest flagship store to date, located in the lively, vibrant heart of Chapel Street, South Yarra. The new haunt will replace Rustica’s widely popular flagship bakery in Fitzroy, and additionally boast a night time offering alongside its popular breakfast and lunch menu, setting it apart from its sister stores.

A Prahran staple that sits pride of place at the main Greville Street cross roads, as you can expect from Greville’s independent and boutique disposition, Oscar Cooper is a one of a kind.

Open for your coffee fix! Their specialty coffee beans are also available to pick up and take home to make coffee in the comfort of your own home. They have 250g bags and 1kg bags available now. They’ve also introduced a new takeaway menu serving up some of their loyal and supportive customers favs. Like their famous chilli scrambled eggs.

An urban oasis in the buzzing South Yarra end of Chaps. Enjoy their seasonal menu in a serene environment that brings the outdoors-in.

Did you know you can pre order your coffee at Maker Coffee’s South Yarra store? Visit maker-south-yarra.square.site to pre-order now. Specialising in seasonal, unique coffee, that is roasted to the highest standards. Maker Coffee meticulously source coffee from around the globe.

Though she is small, she is mighty. Wildflour, along with all the badass small businesses of Chapel Street Precinct, provide the ‘pick me ups’ we all need. They are open and brimming with the delicious treats, cakes and slices; along with quiche, pies and puddings.

Dilly Daly is all about good company, good fun, and incredible food and coffee. Their vast menu includes an array of vibrant, customisable health bowls, cheeky choc chip pancakes, the tastiest take on a Benedict South Yarra has to offer (served in a croissant with pulled pork) and a fun mini menu for the little ones.

It’s pink, the vibes are very Palm Springs and there’s boozy breakfasts – we’re talking $30 bottomless cocktails with brunch. The prices are affordable, the menu consists of ridiculously good Asian influenced plates of deliciousness and the coffee is really, really good. You shouldn’t visit House of Lulu White. You’ll have far too good a time.

Head into Old Mate Windsor and grab a coffee and a delicious toastie. Like most stops on the Windsor cafe trail, the coffee is better than good. The food, amazing. But it’s the fresh juices filled with veggies, that don’t taste a thing like veggies, that you’ll love! It’ll help ya kick Mondayitis in the nuts. We promise.

South Yarra gets a hard time when it comes to coffee street cred. But it shouldn’t, especially with cafes like Two Birds One Stone. They use Five Senses in their brew so you can trust that it’s smooth, juicy and always hits the spot.

Deep in the Windsor end of Chaps, School of Seven Bells is a favourite for morning (socially distant) walkers. Your flattie will be served to you flat, white with just the teeeniest crown of foam/fluff/milky-goodness. It may even be handed to you by our favourite barista. You’ll know him when you see him – he’s the cute one.

Head Honcho Cafe brings you good coffee, made right and the meanest toasted sangas in town! You shan’t go past the truffle, mozzarella & Swiss gruyere flavour for some mouth watering cheesy goodness. Open 7am to 3pm all week on Chatham St in Prahran.

Your friendly neighbourhood purveyors of coffee, bagels and freshly baked banana bread, Franklin Windsor is open and serving delicious noms during COVID-19 lockdown. Available for pick up or delivery.

Walter’s Cafe is a New York style cafe nestled in the heart of Prahran on King’s Street. Not only do they serve a deliciously silky smooth coffee, they’ve also got the tastiest freshly baked muffins, doughnuts and cookies to go with. Open Monday to Saturday 7am to 12pm.

Here to help you through life with, amazing coffee, delicious takeaway meals, baguettes, sandwiches, breakfast burgers, wraps and daily specials. Not to mention personalised daily counselling sessions from your local barista and daily verbal abuse from the chef. Find them at the rear of 430-436 Chapel Street, South Yarra.

Tiny, with scarce menu options, yet Pardon still manages to win our hearts. Try their tasty NY Superseed Bagels and their hedgehog slice, available for savouring or scoffing pleasure. Oh, and the coffee? We’d never forget the coffee. Let’s just say, they always get it right.

The kings and queens of coffee on Chapel Street. They scour the world looking for the best beans, then bring them home to Melbourne to roast and blend. They’re legendary. Filter is their shining star, but Market Lane also serve a flat white that would make the angels cry. 

Somewhat of a Prahran institution, set just behind Greville Street, Babble Bar and Cafe is our favourite people watching spot. The perfect place to bring your bestie, stroll down Greville Street and fall in love with our favourite boutique Prahran village. It’s a guarantee’d success.

These guys serve their own in house blended roasted coffee so you know it’s filled with love. Head there for your much needed quality caffeine fix.

Enjoy Parisian pastries, delicate tea and coffee options for a French-inspired experience from this gem in the heart of Greville Street. While Chez Mademoiselle is a simpler edition of its older sibling, Chez Olivier, it retains the French charm and an ambience that’s entrancing, cosy and feminine.

OPPEN brings Melbourne’s version of a Scandinavian eatery to Windsor that celebrates wholesome foods, delicious coffee and hygge vibes. They’re back to business with scrumptious toasties, OPPEN sandwiches, soups, salads and more.

Working from home? Craving one of The Pound’s famous steak pides and a coffee made by a true Italian? Call 9826 1114 for delivery, free of charge to South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak or pick up from their takeaway window. The Pound dishes up coziness in spades.

Warung in Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) means a small, humble and cosy cafe. Warung Coffee use highest quality specialty coffees sourced from Five Senses Coffee, so you know it’s always going to be tasty. They also sell smoothies, toasties, sweets and all the other essential goods.

The people of Chapel Street still need coffee! Revolver Lane’s espresso bar remains open serving caffeine and snacks including toasties, cakes, pastries and cold pressed juice. Amazing barista Skye will even bring a touch of joy to your day with an inspiring and uplifting message written on your takeaway cup.

Grand Lafayette are open for takeaway with yummy options like fresh bread, St David milk, peking duck, fresh pastries and of course, delicious coffee! Head on in for a WFH break and add some colour to your day.

Fresh morning light, calm serene interiors await you, step out of the hustle and bustle of Chapel Street into a beautiful light filled magical space. They’re serving healthy breakfast, brunch and lunch and specialty coffee. Find them nestled inside Family Love Tree Interiors.

The cutest corner cafe in Prahran remains open for takeaway! Give Alison a visit and she’ll hook you up with a Monk Bodhi Darma coffee⁠. While you’re there, you’d be silly not to grab one of her famous Roast Pork Belly and Crackling Rolls⁠. She’s also serving essentials like Pepe Saya Butter and St David Milk.

Little Hawk South Yarra is now open at 11 Wilson St. Pop in for your fave bites and delicious coffee fix!

Sugar Bowl has your coffee needs sorted! Not only do they serve one hell of a coffee, Sugar Bowl Cafe get eco-points for using organic fair trade coffee beans. There’s also freshly squeezed juices and smoothies available from $4.50.

Treat yourself to a taste of royalty at High Street’s Middletown Cafe. This darling brunch spot was themed after Dutchess Kate herself, so where else would your specialty coffee from?

Their philosophy is simple, they are obsessed with serving amazing coffee. Pre-pay coffee on card now available. Plus, you’ll get a free face mask with every order!

A vegetarian wellness cafe on the Yarra River end of Chapel Street, Little Green on Chapel is sure to be your new best friend. The ultimate goodie stop, with the added bonus that everything is really good for you! Think raw desserts, wellness bowls, delicious coffee, smoothies and jaffles. It’s basically plant based heaven.

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