Coffee

The best places in St Kilda for your coffee fix
Beaver Tail Social Club

Beaver’s Tail Social Club

Opened by a couple looking to strike out on their own, the pair have created a calm and cosy place to grab a coffee and quick bite away from the madness of Acland Street. They have their own custom roast they use – so it’s the only place you will be able to to try it out.

Price: $3.50 – Try the banh mi and ask for extra spicy.

Open Hour: Monday to Saturday – 8AM to 4:00PM. Sunday – 9AM to 2PM

Address: 160 Barkly Street, Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia 3182

Food: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★★

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Monk Bodhi Dharma

Monk Bodhi Dharma

A stalwart of the Melbourne coffee scene this place does not only one of the best coffees in town – it also makes a mean chai latte and even if you’re not vegetarian the menu will sway you away from the usual boring options found on every brunch menu in town.

Price: $3.50

Open Hour: Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sat – Sun: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Address: Rear 202 Carlisle Street, Balaclava, Victoria, Australia 3183

Food: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★★


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Miss Jackson

Miss Jackson

Opened by a couple looking to strike out on their own, the pair have created a calm and cosy place to grab a coffee and quick bite away from the madness of Acland Street. They have their own custom roast they use – so it’s the only place you will be able to to try it out.

Price: $3.50 – Try the banh mi and ask for extra spicy.

Open: Monday to Saturday – 8AM to 4:00PM. Sunday – 9AM to 2PM

Address: 160 Barkly Street, Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia 3182

Food: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★★

Food

The best restaurants in St Kilda
Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia

This cafe is headed up by Paul Jewson in the open kitchen and his partner Marco running the floor in style. Think Aussie house with a cafe transplanted in it that does a large array of baked goods and sandwiches to go. I suggest you stick around for their St ALi coffee and their Bacon Doorstop Sandwich. It’s heartstopping. Literally.

Price: [Brunch] $17. [Dinner] $50 – $80 inc drinks

Open: Mon – Wed: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Thu – Fri: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm Sat – Sun: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Address: 155 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Food: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★ – coffee can be slow when they’re getting slammed

Ambience: ★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★★

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Radio Mexico

Radio Mexico

The Mexican wave has come and is finally receding but this is one of the better places – especially for budget eats. Tacos are $6 a piece but I can never go past a few bowls of the amazing chiliquites (trust me) and their melt-int-the-mouth pork belly. Put your name on the door THEN go for a drink as there’s sometimes a 2 hour wait. Sit in the courtyard rather than knock elbows indoors.

Price: [Lunch and Dinner] Tacos $6. $6 – $25.

Open Hour: Mon – Thu: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm Fri – Sun: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Address: 11-13 Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Food: ★★★★

Service: ★★★ – coffee can be slow when they’re getting slammed

Ambience: ★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★


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Woodfrog Bakery

Woodfrog Bakery

Woodfrog Bakery is our go-to bakery for sourdough and bagels. The two guys are master bakers so I suggest grabbing a few crossings and bagels with a coffee and wander down to St Kilda beach.

Price: [Brunch] $4 – $15

Open: Mon – Sun: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Address: 108 Barkly Street, St Kilda

Food: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★ – coffee can be slow when they’re getting slammed

Ambience: ★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★★

Localness: ★★★★★

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Booze

The best bars in St Kilda
Captain Baxter

Captain Baxter

When you think about drinking cocktails in Australia – well this is the true incarnation of what’s in your head. It’s nicely hidden above Republica on St Kilda Beach where you can sit in the sunshine and sip away while a DJ spins beats. Perfect place for a Sunday session.

Price: [Cocktails] from $15

Open: Monday – Thursday 4pm – late, Friday – Sunday 12pm – late

Address: 10-18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda

Food: ★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★★


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Graze on Grey

Graze on Grey

Graze on Grey seemed to spring up from nowhere, and yet it has strong food heritage, not to mention a gorgeous fit out. It’s intimate and cosy up front with a bar that begs you to linger over a glass of wine and a few plates.

Price: [Lunch & Dinner] $30

Open: Wed – Sat: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm Sun: 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Address: 103 Grey Street, St Kilda

Food: ★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★★

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Milk The Cow

Milk The Cow

One of the best concepts to open in Melbourne the strip where you find Milk The Cow is a foodie’s delight. I suggest choosing you own cheese board (their designed plates can be more exy) then pairing it up with a glass or bottle of plonk. Or just try their tasting flights that include wine, whisky or local spirits. Price: [Lunch & Dinner] Make your own plate for about $15.

Open Hour: Tue – Sat: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am Sun: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Address: 1/157 Fitzroy Street, Saint Kilda

Food: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★★


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