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The Best Cafe & Italian Restaurant in Melbourne

The Best Cafe & Italian Restaurant in Melbourne

It is such a rarity to find a venue that doubles as a cafe crafting consistently superb coffee and a fine dining restaurant serving a variety of quality cuisine. At Short Black Café, this elusive combination fuses together under one roof and is encased in an ambience of relaxation and friendliness. If this sounds like the kind of space you’d like to host your next function or event in, we are also available for venue hire.

Our coffee is perfectly extracted from only the finest quality beans, ground fresh on the premises every morning by our expert baristas and made with consistent excellence befitting the most discerning Melbournian coffee-connoisseurs.

Our restaurant is driven by our passionate chef, David, who creates our incredible menu of authentic Italian cuisine from traditional lasagne to wood-fired pizzas and creatively matched with fresh seafood.

Situated in Melbourne’s vibrant suburb of Camberwell, we are open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and offer one of the best Sunday lunches in Melbourne.

Our Menu List
Black Coffee
White Coffee
Single Origin Black
Hot Chocolate
Large +
Tea by Oriental Tea House
Chai Latte
Soy Milk/Almond Milk +
Decafe +
SB Stack
two eggs your way w italian sausage, grilled tomato, hash brown, mushroom & bacon served on toast (scrambled eggs 1.0)
Veggie Stack
two eggs your style w grilled tomato, avocado, mushroom & spinach (scrambled eggs 1.0)
Casoli Experience
artisan ciabatta baked in house topped w 24 month aged galloni fratelli prosciutto two poached eggs & fresh pear
Acai Breakfast (v)
organic acai w banana, berries served w house made granola, fresh fruit & coconut yogurt
Bircher Muesli
served w fresh seasonal fruit & yoghurt
Benedict w Prosciutto
poached eggs w hollandaise & aged prosciutto or salmon
Summer Smasher (v)
smashed avocado w goats cheese & poached eggs served on ciabatta
Three Cheese Omelette
parmesan mozzarella & pecorino w chives
Eggs Your Way
poached or fried on house baked bread (scrambled eggs 1.0)
Fruit Toast
Plain Croissant
(add ham & cheese 2.0)
Extras (per item)
gluten free bread (one slice), extra egg
mushroom, grilled tomato, spinach, baked beans, hash browns
smoked salmon, avocado, bacon, italian sausage
Tapas Pizza
Selection of three mini pizzas of your choice (exclude seafood)
Margherita (v)
mozzarella base topped w fresh basil, san marzano crushed tomato & bocconcini
Pear & Pancetta
three cheese pizza – parmesan, mozzarella, gorgonzola w pancetta topped w fresh pear
san marzano crushed tomato, olives, mozzarella w roquette & freshly sliced 24 month aged parma prosciutto (served on side)
sopressa salami, red onion, chilli, cherry tomato topped w fresh bocconcini & roquette on san marzano base
Mediterranean (v)
san marzano crushed tomato base topped w mushroom, spinach, olives, red onion, roast capsicum, sun-dried tomato & mozzarella finished w fresh bocconcini
Pollo Primavera
fresh chicken, mushroom, roast capsicum, onion, san marzano sauce & hint of chilli
Pizza di Mare
olive oil base w mussels, prawns, calamari, fresh garlic & touch of parmesan, w basil, cherry tomato & avocado
Italian Capricciosa (pizza bianca)
olive oil base w red onion, mushroom & cheese topped w fresh olives, leg ham & cherry tomato
two cheeses - mozzarella & parmesan w pancetta, red onion & chilli on olive oil base
gluten free pizza base
Kid's Menu
Kid’s Margherita Pizza (v)
cheesy herb pizza w tomato base
Kids Bacon & Eggs
Ham & Cheese Pizza
san marzano tomato on wood fired base w ham & cheese
Calamari Rings
crumbed calamari rings w chips & salad
Mini Parma
chicken parmigiana w chips & salad
Fish & Chips
battered fish w chips & salad
Cheesy Pasta (v)
penne tossed w cream & cheese sauce
Spaghetti Napolitana (v)
spaghetti w home made tomato sauce
Penne Bolognese
house made bolognese sauce served w penne pasta
Combo Deal for Kids (extra)
kids ice-cream & soft drink
Book a Table

The home of great coffee and authentic italian cuisine

To make reservation, please select a date, time and number of guests using the calendar app on the right.

For large & function bookings please contact us on

  (03) 9882 8599
Opening Hours
  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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