Cafe Lafayette


Ph: 03 9078 9808

55 Beach Street
Port Melbourne, 3207 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN 8:30am - 4:30pm
MON 7:30am - 3:30pm
TUE 7:30am - 3:30pm
WED 7:30am - 3:30pm
THU 7:30am - 3:30pm
FRI 7:30am - 3:30pm
SAT 8:30am - 4:30pm

The Details

  • Bakery
  • Chinese
  • Modern Australian
  • Seafood
  • South-East Asian
Need to Know
  • Child Friendly
  • Good for Groups
  • Healthy Options
  • Love the View
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Coffee
  • All Day Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert

The Verdict

Pull up your best faux leather pouffe, because we’re about to get a little bit ~fancy~. Port Melbourne’s Cafe Lafayette not only has a 270-degree view of the bayside, but you can also settle in with a hot cup of specialty cawfee while the Spirit of Tasmania docks into the nearby harbour—which is almost definitely a better experience than being on it.

With a modern-Australian and traditional Chinese infused menu bursting with crowd favourites such as handmade granola and avocado smash, but also sprinkled with fresh new brunch innovations such as Japanese matcha hotcakes, mac and cheese croquette with braised beef brisket and the Queensland soft shell mud crab burger—there’s literally something for every man and his [fussy—palated dogge].

And if brekkie isn’t your thang (BLASPHEMY), you can also choose from their selection of fresh gua bao, yum cha, dumplings, wontons and juicy buns, as well as the classic steak sandwich, slow roasted pork belly, grilled salmon and sauteed wild mushrooms.

And then for the sweet tooth, there’s crumbled brioche French toast, smoothies and of course, their heart attack-inducing freakshakes.

But if you do anything today, it should be heading to their website just to check out their customised cursor (srsly, do it).

Image credit: Michelle Jarni for The Urban List

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