Chapel Street Precinct is excited to announce the finalists in the Cafe Category for the Chapel Champion Awards 2022. Cast your votes below by 12 noon Monday 16 May (you can only vote once per category, per single email address, so make those votes count).

Winners will be announced week commencing 23 May 2022.

Reverie Cafe by Chef Pierrick Boyer (Australian Pastry Chef of the Year 2017) has an incredible cake range, daily fresh pastries coffee and delicious savoury dishes. A celebration of his life’s work, Boyer’s latest venture fuses the delicacy of fine French patisseries with the indulgence of a modern-Melburnian brunching destination.

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Visit Paris without having to leave the country. Enjoy Parisian pastries, delicate tea and coffee options or perhaps a resplendent wine for a French-inspired experience at 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.

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Your neighbourhood deli-cafe serving up daily made cookies, brownies, cakes and sweets; this little deli stocks all your needs with newspapers, milk and bread. Windsor Deli, tucked away on Hornby St, also serve an exciting breakfast menu with sandwiches and savouries for lunch.

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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, sweets and other unique menu items like their Indomie Toastie and Beef Rendang Bagel.

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The coffee is amazing and the food is even better. Onethirtytwo is a family owned business where they really care and the service is always top. They’re open early and the vibe is always great. Head here for brekky, brunch or lunch delight. The chilli scramble is our fave!

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Their philosophy is simple, they are obsessed with serving amazing coffee. They also give eeffoc about the planet and their coffee and cups are sustainably sourced from local businesses. Be sure to ask about their reusable cups and straws – after all, we only have one planet.

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Sustainability and plant based foods are Jumi’s driving passion. In this small cafe, they’ve created big, healthy and delicious meals that won’t cost your health or the planet. Jumi’s is a plant based take away shop on bustling Chapel Street serving up a range of wholesome, delicious smoothies, smoothie bowls, super toasts, salads, chia pots and more.

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OPPEN brings Melbourne’s version of a Scandinavian eatery to Windsor that celebrates wholesome foods and hygge vibes. Located on Maddock Street, next to the train station, this light and tranquil space is the perfect place for brunch dates, corporate lunches or private dining functions. Besides the all-day brunch menu, their Danish-style OPPEN sandwiches on house-made rye are the highlight – choose from toppings like rare roast beef with spicy béarnaise sauce, or smashed avo with signature Vegemite shards.

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A Prahran staple that sits pride of place at the main Greville Street cross roads. Oscar Cooper’s coffee is always served as a double, the brunch menu filled with delectable bites and espresso martinis are served at breakfast time. As you can expect from Greville’s independant and boutique disposition, Oscar Cooper is a one of a kind.

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A New York style cafe nestled in the back streets of Prahran on King St, Walter’s Cafe serve quality coffee, sandwiches, bagels and delicious pastries.

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Your friendly neighbourhood purveyors of fine elixirs, libations and brews. Franklin Windsor serve delicious noms, Small Batch, in-house roasted coffee and all the best beans, beats, bagels and coffs.

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Kaneffi is a Lebanese dessert bar with a modern touch that recently landed in Windsor. Grab yourself one of their ‘Cheeky Choc’ Baklava Dessert boxes with toppings like Oreo, Kit Kat and Ferrero Rocher. Sharing not advised.

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Boy is sharing their love of coffee, sandos and plants with the Chapel Street community. Nestled in South Yarra, try the ham, brie and cranberry toastie for something tasty and get the St Ali coffee in you for your morning hit.

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One of our all-time Windsor faves. Tusk is a relaxed hangout spot on the corner of Chapel and Green Street ticking all the right brunch boxes. Sit at one of the outdoor tables and catch some rays (if the weather is right) or grab a cosy spot inside. We love their delicious (and very Insta-worthy) blueberry and mascarpone pancake stack and their Tusk Breakfast (a chorizo number). Tusk really does has the best views of Chapel Street.

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Middle South East brings the essence of depth, honesty and culture to the heart of South Yarra. There’s a sense of passion, tradition and energy captured in this space. Experience true hospitality through their Middle-Eastern inspired food and drink, and stay long enough to celebrate. Our pick? The Middle Parma; panko crumbed chicken fillet, topped with Napoli and smoked eggplant salsa, grilled halloumi cheese, served with hand-cut chips and greens. Top it off with a Middle Mary, $10 all day on a Sunday for you and your pal.

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A hop, skip, and a jump from Chapel Street’s designer shops, Pound dishes up coziness in spades. Try their famous steak pide with a coffee made by a true Italian!

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Located in the heart of South Yarra, The Peacock occupies a beautifully renovated 1930’s weatherboard house, and has a variety of cosy seating options which has quickly become a favourite hotspot with the locals and is one of the most popular cafes in South Yarra. Offering beautiful food in a beautiful plant-filled setting. Furbabies are very welcome on the front deck or rear courtyard…make sure you shout them a house made peanut butter doggo biscuit!
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