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Cafés open New Year's Day in Melbourne

Feeling a little foggy after the New Year's Eve celebrations? Hit these cafés on January 1 for a hit of poached eggs and caffeine

Photograph: Graham Denholm

Follow the celebrations of the night before with a carb and caffeine hit. Whether you're hankering for a hearty brunch or something a little lighter (new year's resolutions and all), you'll need a good feed on New Year's Day. We've done the research so you don't have to: here is our list of Melbourne cafes open on New Year's Day. For any other weekend, check out our tips for the best breakfasts and brunches in Melbourne.

Cafes open on New Year's Day

St Ali

Hours: 7am-6pm

It's business as usual at St Ali on New Year's Day, with a snappy 7am start for the South Melbourne masters. You can't keep a good roaster down.

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South Melbourne


Hours: 7am-midnight

Croissants, pain au chocolate, croque-monsieur, Golden Folded Eggs, French toast and $3 coffee. A plus que passable breakfast menu.

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South Yarra

Jardin Tan

Hours: 8am-4pm

Breakfast or bánh mì, Shannon Bennett's French-Vietnamese eatery is on call to cater to your cravings this New Year's Day.

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Hours: 7am-4pm

Five Senses coffee, pressed juices and a menu of wildly intruiging cafe classics (lamington flavoured pancakes and lavender scented bagels). That's a Happy New Year from Mammoth.

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Stables Café

There's nothing like a game of croquet and a round of crumpets to bring in the New Year. Games kick off at 10am.

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South Yarra

Tall Timber

Opening hours: 7.30am-4.30pm

Local produce and Noccolo coffee from the folks behind Armadale's Coin Laundry and Port Melbourne's Station Street Trading Co.

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Lucky Penny

Opening hours: 9am-5pm

Begin the year with a champagne breakfast or waffles with salted caramel ice cream. Or, behave yourself with a smoothie bowl or quinoa salad.

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South Yarra

Gramercy Bistro

Opening hours: 6.30am-late

It’s a hotel restaurant, but you wouldn’t think it. Look forward to New York bagels filled with Benedict and Florentine, and Southern fried chicken. The benefits of a hotel license appears with the drinks list. Breakfast beer? Yes please.

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Cafes open on New Year's Day

Baby Café & Pizzeria

Hours: 8am-late

Whether it's breakfast or pizza you're lusting for, Baby is a firm favourite for a New Year's Day feed in Richmond. Oh, and coffee is $2.20.

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Axil Coffee Roasters

Hours: 10am-7pm

All day breakfast and some of the best coffee in the east (Axil won the Best Coffee category in the 2013 Melbourne Good Cafe guide). A New Year's Day godsend in the east.

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Cafes open on New Year's Day

Bedford Street

Hours: 9am-11pm

It's business as usual at Johnston Street's newest Southern-US barbecue joint. New years resolutions can start tomorrow - it's time to get stuck into fried chicken, waffles and bacon.

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Green Park

Hours: 6am-6pm

Howard Stamp (Le Bon Ton and Movida) is ready to bash the pans and smoke some bacon this New Year's Day. You can also look forward to a heap of pastries (all made in-house).

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Carlton North

Dr Morse Bar and Eatery

Hours: 8am-3pm

Get down to Abbotsford to experience the healing powers of chicken and cocktails. You can also wrap your mouth around single origin iced-lattes and cold drip.

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Proud Mary

Hours: 8am – 4pm

Coffee is a glorious and ever evolving affair here – pour over, syphon, French press, espresso, stove top, aero drip – this is where we to go for a northside caffeine fix.

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Cafes open on New Year's Day

Third Wave Café

Hours: 8am-3.30pm

US meets Russia at this Port Melbourne Cafe. Enjoy Blintzes (filled crepes) and dumplings during the day, then a barbecue for dinner.

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Port Melbourne

Wee Jeanie

Hours: 7.30am–3pm

In a corrugated iron box in Yarraville, you'll find a sweet little café, specialising in pour overs, filter coffee and espresso. Food comes in the form of cakelets, sandwiches and daily salad specials.

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Or if you're in the CBD...

Locanda Italian Steakhouse

Hours: 6.30am-10.30am, noon-late

Never fear: Locanda has you covered for steaks, cocktails, wine and snacks this New Year's Day. Plus, this CBD cafe has an impressive breakfast offering to boot.

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