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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
Coffee
Black Coffee
$3.50
White Coffee
$3.80
Single Origin Black
$4.00
Hot Chocolate
$4.00
Large +
$0.50
Tea by Oriental Tea House
$3.60
Chai Latte
$4.00
Soy Milk/Almond Milk +
$0.50
Decafe +
$0.50
Breakfast
SB Stack
two eggs your way w italian sausage, grilled tomato, hash brown, mushroom & bacon served on toast (scrambled eggs 1.0)
$21.00
Veggie Stack
two eggs your style w grilled tomato, avocado, mushroom & spinach (scrambled eggs 1.0)
$19.00
Casoli Experience
artisan ciabatta baked in house topped w 24 month aged galloni fratelli prosciutto two poached eggs & fresh pear
$19.00
Acai Breakfast (v)
organic acai w banana, berries served w house made granola, fresh fruit & coconut yogurt
$19.00
Bircher Muesli
served w fresh seasonal fruit & yoghurt
$14.00
Benedict w Prosciutto
poached eggs w hollandaise & aged prosciutto or salmon
$16.00
Summer Smasher (v)
smashed avocado w goats cheese & poached eggs served on ciabatta
$18.00
Three Cheese Omelette
parmesan mozzarella & pecorino w chives
$14.00
Eggs Your Way
poached or fried on house baked bread (scrambled eggs 1.0)
$10.00
Toast
$6.00
Fruit Toast
$7.00
Plain Croissant
(add ham & cheese 2.0)
$5.00
Extras (per item)
gluten free bread (one slice), extra egg
$2.00
mushroom, grilled tomato, spinach, baked beans, hash browns
$4.00
smoked salmon, avocado, bacon, italian sausage
$4.00
Pizzeria
Tapas Pizza
Selection of three mini pizzas of your choice (exclude seafood)
$19.00
Margherita (v)
mozzarella base topped w fresh basil, san marzano crushed tomato & bocconcini
$19.00
Pear & Pancetta
three cheese pizza – parmesan, mozzarella, gorgonzola w pancetta topped w fresh pear
$25.00
Prosciutto
san marzano crushed tomato, olives, mozzarella w roquette & freshly sliced 24 month aged parma prosciutto (served on side)
$25.00
Diavolo
sopressa salami, red onion, chilli, cherry tomato topped w fresh bocconcini & roquette on san marzano base
$23.00
Mediterranean (v)
san marzano crushed tomato base topped w mushroom, spinach, olives, red onion, roast capsicum, sun-dried tomato & mozzarella finished w fresh bocconcini
$24.00
Pollo Primavera
fresh chicken, mushroom, roast capsicum, onion, san marzano sauce & hint of chilli
$23.00
Pizza di Mare
olive oil base w mussels, prawns, calamari, fresh garlic & touch of parmesan, w basil, cherry tomato & avocado
$31.00
Italian Capricciosa (pizza bianca)
olive oil base w red onion, mushroom & cheese topped w fresh olives, leg ham & cherry tomato
$24.00
Cipolla
two cheeses - mozzarella & parmesan w pancetta, red onion & chilli on olive oil base
$23.00
gluten free pizza base
$4.00
Kid's Menu
Kid’s Margherita Pizza (v)
cheesy herb pizza w tomato base
$12.00
Kids Bacon & Eggs
$12.00
Ham & Cheese Pizza
san marzano tomato on wood fired base w ham & cheese
$12.00
Calamari Rings
crumbed calamari rings w chips & salad
$12.00
Mini Parma
chicken parmigiana w chips & salad
$12.00
Fish & Chips
battered fish w chips & salad
$12.00
Cheesy Pasta (v)
penne tossed w cream & cheese sauce
$12.00
Spaghetti Napolitana (v)
spaghetti w home made tomato sauce
$12.00
Penne Bolognese
house made bolognese sauce served w penne pasta
$12.00
Combo Deal for Kids (extra)
kids ice-cream & soft drink
$3.00
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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