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Melbourne’s most Instagrammable Restaurants and Cafes

It’s no secret that we’re a generation of Insta-addicts – we love scoping out new cafés, restaurants and bars based purely on the optics they deliver to our feed. Whether it’s stylised dishes, beautiful interiors or stunning skyline views, any venue worth their weight knows that offering a feast for the lens is mandatory. Here’s our pick of the most beautiful in Melbourne.

Kettle Black Cafe Sitchu Melbourne
The Kettle Black

Few cafés can lay claim to being featured in Vogue Living, but Kettle Black can. The space is a designer’s dream – sophisticated, light-filled and warm, soft oak furniture is contrasted with brass accents and a stunning marble bar. Their famed ricotta hotcake, scattered with a rainbow of berries, petals, seeds and nuts, is one of Melbourne’s most Instagrammed dishes.

50 Albert Rd, South Melbourne

Lune Croissanterie

Lune’s own account has 90,000 followers, and it’s easy to see why. Their croissants and cruffins are delicious works of art, with posts showing off glossy shells, mesmerising layers and creative garnishes. Plus, given they’re one of the hottest foodie tickets in town, it’s a case of “if you didn’t ‘gram it, did you really get one”?

119 Rose St, Fitzroy


This Abbotsford cafe is a visual feast both on and off the plate, by way of interior design magic that’s turned an old mechanic’s garage into a lush indoor garden. Brass detailing stands out against soft pinks and greens, while plants hang from every corner of the bright, airy space. Beautifully plated dishes like the French toast with whipped cream cheese, strawberries and peanut brittle are easy on the lens too.

27/29 Nicholson St, Abbotsford

Naked for Satan

After you finish snacking on pintxos, take the lift to Naked for Satan’s rooftop terrace for some prime Insty material. From up there, you’ll get stunning vistas of the city skyline – the perfect backdrop for photos – and if you pick your timing wisely, you’ll catch the sun setting as they switch on their fairy globes.

285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Aqua S

This tiny soft serve parlour is easily swirling up the most photogenic desserts in town. Their original sea salt flavour arrives in an adorable shade of pastel blue, which you can adorn with caramel popcorn, popping candy, toasted marshmallows, and best of all, a big cloud of fairy floss. They’ve even got colourful, decorated walls for you to take pics up against.

16 Red Cape Ln, Melbourne

Workshop Bros Cafe Melbourne Sitchu
Workshop Brothers

Glamorous and chic, this bright and bubbly all-day diner comes decked out in blush pinks paired withsleek gold accents and a glam mirror backed bar. Their cocktails and brunch dishes are just as pretty. Their smoked coconut panna cotta adorned with berries and edible flowers is more than worthy of an Insta-story.

97 Kingsway, Glen Waverley

Lui Bar

With ambient lighting, dark seductive interiors and sky-high views that stretch out all over Melbourne, Lui Bar is an Instagrammer’s dream. Sip Champagne underneath their dreamlike ‘cloud’ chandelier – the bar’s crowning glory – and work your way through a decadent bar menu of spiced chicken wings, fresh oysters and Wagyu brisket sliders. This has date night written all over it. 

Rialto Towers, 525 Collins St, Melbourne

Abacus Cafe Melbourne Sitchu
Abacus Bar + Kitchen

It feels like an urban jungle inside Abacus, where you’ll eat among verdant subtropical plants and a large fig tree rising out from polished concrete and marbled tables. All the greenery, matched with smooth wooden benches, glowing spherical lights and brown leather banquettes make for a beautiful, zen-filled backdrop for your #instaeats.

383 Chapel St, South Yarra

Long Story Short

Long Story Short’s dazzling dishes are made to be captured, though you might want to save their famous ‘dessert burger’ – which arrives hidden under a baby blue halo of fairy floss – for video. Pour coconut milk over for a spectacular reveal of brioche filled with caramel mousse and banana ice cream that’ll spike both your blood sugar and your IG like rate.

6/10 Tripovich St, Brunswick

The Everleigh

The Everleigh deals in picture perfection, from the elegant cocktails to the lush, inviting interior. Every corner has photo potential – there’s the long marble bar, the vintage piano, a glittering backlit liquor cabinet, chandeliers and even curious taxidermy that’ll take your feed to a bygone era.

150-156 Gertrude St, Fitzroy


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