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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 info@shortblackcafe.com.au.

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
Coffee Regular
White Coffee
$3.80
Black Coffee
$3.80
Filtered Coffee
$4.00
Matcha
$4.00
Chai Latte
$4.00
Mocha
$4.50
Tea
$3.60
Hot Chocolate
(soy, single origin, almond milk, decaf + .5)
$4.00
Babychino
$1.00
Coffee Large
Black Coffee
$4.40
White Coffee
$4.40
Matcha
$4.50
Chai Latte
$4.50
Mocha
$5.50
Hot Chocolate
(soy, single origin, almond milk, decaf + .5)
$4.50
Babychino
$2.00
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
24 month aged prosciutto, two poached eggs, fresh pear & italian glaze on multigrain sourdough toast
$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 on Toast
poached or fried (scrambled 1.0)
$10.00
Toast
$6.00
Fruit Toast
(will pepe saya cultured butter) (jam, peanut butter, honey, vegemite, marmalade)
$7.00
Plain Croissant
(add ham & cheese 2.0)
$5.00
Signature Breakfast Board for Two
rustic bread, bacon, poached eggs, slow roasted field mushrooms, tomato, avocado, cheese w fruit & sweets selection
$29.00
Sourdough, Multigrain Toast, Dary Rye
$6.00
Ham & Cheese Croissant
$7.00
Almond Croissant
$7.00
Baked Three Cheese Omelette (v)
pecorino, parmesan, provolone cheese & basil w ciabatta toast (add smoked salmon 2.0)
$14.00
Short Black Bircher (v)
oats soaked in apple juice, pumpkin seeds, granola, fresh berries, apple, honey, organic chia seeds, seasonal fruits, coconut yoghurt w lemon balm (add almond milk 1.0)
$14.00
Benedict Eggs
aged prosciutto or smoked ham w poached eggs, apple cider infused hollandaise on english muffin toast
$16.00
Banana Bread Stack (v)
seasonal fruits, berry compot, pure maple, pistachio, flax seeds, nutella w mascapone cheese (add ice cream 1.0)
$16.00
Smashed Avocado (v)
seasonal avocado, goat's cheese, basil, poached eggs, tomato relish w dukkah & lemon on ciabatta
$18.00
The Heritage (v)
poached egg, radish, beetroot, pecan nut, tomato medley, carrot, mixed greens & gorgonzola w orange dressing
$18.00
Vegetarian Breakfast (v)
two poached eggs, avocado, grilled tomato, slow roasted field mushrooms & spinach served on ciabatta toast (add scrambled eggs 1.0)
$19.00
Big Breakfast
two poached eggs, bacon, italian sausage, slow roasted field mushrooms, grilled tomato & hash brown served on ciabatta toast (add scrambled eggs 1.0 add avocado 1.0)
$21.00
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
fresh sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, crushed tomato, fresh roquette leaves, olives & bocconcini served with aged prosciutto
$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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