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The Best Cafe & Italian Restaurant in Melbourne

The Best Cafe & Italian Restaurant in Melbourne

Melbourne has been dubbed the coffee capital of Australia. But with so many cafes around, a lot of people are often left wondering “what is the best cafe near me?” Well, your search for the best cafe in Melbourne is over. Stop wondering: “what is the best cafe near me?” and visit Short Black Cafe.

Short Black Cafe in Camberwell is renowned for its coffee all over Melbourne. Our professional baristas quality coffee beans, freshly ground every morning.

Quality Coffee And Authentic Italian Cuisine.

Finding quality coffee along with authentic Italian cuisine is difficult. If you have been thinking “what’s the best coffee near me that also serves Italian cuisine?” then Short Black Cafe is the place for you. Combine your search for cafes near me and Italian restaurants by visiting our unique venue.

Short Black Cafe is more than just the best cafe in Melbourne; we are also a renowned Italian restaurant. Our culinary experts use the finest ingredients and freshest produce to prepare our traditional Italian dishes. We provide wholesome breakfasts, full-filling lunches and satisfying dinner to all our Melbourne patrons.

Enjoy our delicious coffee blends with one of our breakfast specials like the SB Stack (two eggs, Italian sausage, grilled tomato, hash brown, mushroom & bacon). Or share one of our gourmet pizzas like the Pear & Pancetta. We also have handmade pasta dishes such as Pumpkin Gnocchi, Crab Spaghetti Alla Chitarra and Cannelloni Spinach & Ricotta.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect brunch spot, or after date night ideas, Short Black is the best cafe and Italian restaurant is the perfect place to catch up with friends and loved ones.

Book A Table At The Best Cafe And Italian Restaurant In Melbourne.

Sick of hunting down the best cafe in Melbourne? Don’t keep asking yourself what the best coffee is near me. Taste the difference at Short Black Cafe. Our coffee and Italian dishes are unlike any other in Melbourne.

Reserve a table today. You can get in touch with one of our friendly staff via phone or email. Simply call us on (03) 9882 8599 or send an email to

No more wandering around Melbourne, looking for cafes near me. We are conveniently located in the heart of Camberwell’s shopping district, with plenty of parking. Feel free to reach us for any inquiries and function venue needs.

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
fresh sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, crushed tomato, fresh roquette leaves, olives & bocconcini served with aged prosciutto
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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