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The Best New Cafés in Melbourne to Brunch at in 2022

We've rounded up the best new cafes in Melbourne that are guaranteed to start your day off right.

Panenka Foodstore
Panenka Foodstore

Melbourne's thriving café culture continues to attract people from near and far — from serious breakfast aficionados to lovers of a strongly brewed coffee — and it's showing no signs of slowing down. Every month, new bakeries, hole in the wall coffee shops, casual eateries, and bougie brunch venues pop up across the city delighting guests with their originality in both dishes and décor. To keep you across the city's latest openings, we've compiled the best new cafes in Melbourne to add to your list this month.

Panenka Foodstore

Abbotsford is one of inner city Melbourne's most vibrant and creative communities, with markets, leafy gardens, buzzing breweries, hip pubs, and of course top notch cafes. The newest addition is Panenka Foodstore, a football inspired café which serves a fancy blend of Australian and Mexican dishes. Scoring top points for originality, the cool café is discoverable via the entrance of Ultra Football. On the all day menu you'll find Açaí bowls, grilled haloumi toasties, breakfast chilaquile, four different breakfast burritos – chorizo, pulled pork, scrambled tofu and spicy beef, and more.

200 Gipps Street, Abbotsford

Black Star Pastry Chadstone

Melbournians can once again enjoy Australia’s most Instagrammed dessert as cult status patisserie Black Star Pastry has opened at Chadstone Shopping Centre. Beneath the eye-catching white halo, you'll find all the café's classic offerings including the world-famous Strawberry Watermelon cake, pastries, coffee and extra special new Black Sesame Zen cake and Mango Yuzu cake.

1341 Dandenong Road Kiosk, Lower Ground Chadstone Shopping Centre

Ned's Middle Park

Serving up seriously fresh Mediterranean-inspired baked goods, brunch, and great coffee, Ned's Bake is fast taking over Melbourne – having recently expanded to Middle Park and soon Armadale. Opening at 6.30am daily, locals will be able to pick up the classic brioche sandwiches, sweet and savoury pastries, brunch treats and more – all served with classic Italian hospitality and charm. Bellissimo!

134 Toorak Road, South Yarra

40 Armstrong Street, Middle Park

953-967 High Street, Armadale (opening soon)

Loving our list of the best new cafés in Melbourne? We've got plenty more delicious eateries to fuel your appetite. From gourmet burgers and Italian pizza joint, to romantic date nights and boozy brunches, we've whittled down the coolest things to do in Melbourne to make sure your next food date is a complete success.