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The best cafes of South Melbourne

Whether you’re looking for a quick takeaway latte or lazy Sunday brunch destination, Smudge has you covered when it comes to finding the best cafes in South Melbourne. From the old brunch classics and specialty coffee of St Ali and Kettle Black to the quick grab and go of the South Melbourne Market’s Clement Coffee, this little bayside suburb has all you need at your fingertips.
You’ll find the classics next to the new places, all offering something different. From alternative brewing methods such as pour over, cold drip and cold brew, to the finest smoothies, juices and milkshakes, there’s something for everyone.
But with an abundance of daytime destinations how do you filter out the good from the bad? Lucky for you, the Smudgies have sipped and nibbled their way through the cafes of South Melbourne to find you the best the area has to offer. So for your next caffeine pit stop look no further than the Smudge list of the best South Melbourne cafes.

South Melbourne specialty coffee

Are you a South Melbourne regular searching for the perfect brew to power you through the morning at work? We know the feeling! Lucky for all coffee addicts, there is always a world full of bean-powered wonders just around the corner.
From the main drag of Clarendon Street and the bustling stalls of the South Melbourne Market all the way to the teeny little alleyways of Yarra Place and Union Street, Smudge has got you covered when it comes to the specialty coffee of South Melbourne.

Have we missed you fave South Melbourne cafe?

We are always looking to share the love with more great cafes so hit us up at smudge@smudgepub.com.au with your personal recommendations.