The 7 Most Instagrammable Cafes In Melbourne

This year we ranked the 50 Most Instagrammable Cafes in the World. And, it’s no surprise that Speedos Cafe in Bondi Beach swooped into the No. 1 spot. However, Melbourne’s brimming with Instagrammable cafes, too. 

In fact, depending on who you ask, you might say that the most Instagrammable cafes in Melbourne far beat the aesthetic you’ll find in Sydney. We’ll let you be the judge of that. 

So, we set out in search of the seven most Instagrammable cafes in Melbourne because sometimes all you’re aiming for is that one bangin’ Instagram shot that’ll fill your followers with FOMO. And, we totally get it. Check out our top picks for the seven most Instagrammable cafes in Melbourne and let us know if we missed and super trendy spots.

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1. The Kettle Black 

In a city that has exported so much of its cafe culture to the rest of the world, this spot stands tall among giants. The Kettle Black is housed inside of an incredible colonial-style building that is matched by the food, design and offering on the inside. Minimalist decor and color schemes contrast the lit-up golden circle that hangs above the entire eatery. Simply put, your photos here are going to look elegant with just the perfect touch of class.

Most Instagrammable Cafes in Melbourne

2. The Hatter and the Hare

Allow yourself to fall down the rabbit hole and into The Hatter and the Hare. This trendy Instagrammable Melbourne cafe is inspired by the famous Alice in Wonderland, and you’ll find that the menu and decor is just as enchanting as the classic story. Head here for High Tea or one of their creative pop-up dinner “episodes.” It’s all so Instagrammable that you’ll likely not know where to start.

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3. Higher Ground

Exposed brick walls tower up and into the high ceilings at Higher Ground, easily one of the most Instagrammable cafes in Melbourne. This large, open cafe is filled with numerous different cosy spaces where you can pose with your coffee for a quality Insta photo. The stripped back nature of the decor combines well with the strategically placed greenery they’ve peppered the cafe with. Grab a cup of strong coffee and start snapping away.

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4. Abacus Bar & Kitchen

Cool and modern, Abacus Bar & Kitchen welcomes guests into a photographer’s paradise playground. The cool stone combines perfectly with the modern details. Lighting is key here, with unique light fixtures dangling from the ceiling stretched out to meet the brown bar stools. Add on dark marble tabletops and some of the most beautiful brunch food in Sydney and it’s easy to see what makes this cafe so Instagrammable.

5. The Baker’s Wife

Lush green plants hang from the ceiling and a vibrant mural draws your focus towards one wall of The Baker’s Wife. This trendy cafe is home to some serious eclectic vibes and the only thing that competes for the spotlight is their beautiful breakfast and brunch food. It’s hard to find a spot where the decor and food mix and match so perfectly to create such a quality aesthetic. But, at The Baker’s Wife, they’ve truly thought of it all.

6. District North

If food is the main focus of your Insta feed then look no further than District North for quality inspiration. You’ll have every foodie following you drooling all over the place after uploading a photo from this cafe. Their wagon wheel pancakes are drenched and drizzled in sauces that are just as delicious as they are eye-catching. Their juices also make the perfect colourful accent for a photo. The fact that they’re delicious is an added bonus.

7. Industry Beans

And finally,  we’ve saved one of the best for last. It wouldn’t be a list of the most Instagrammable cafes in Melbourne without mentioning Industry Beans. The coffee here is so superb that you’re going to want to snap a photo to remember it forever. However, the industrial setting is also quite the perfect backdrop for a quick Insta update. Let your followers know just how much you’re enjoying Melbourne. They’ve even got a green wall if that’s your aesthetic.

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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