Bottomless dining, iconic brunch spots and must-visit new openings. These cafes and brunch spots offer easy entry for people with disabilities, accessible toilets, and are inclusive to all. 

Humble Rays 

Humble Rays is a little slice of sunshine on Bouverie Street, a rapidly growing area for cute cake shops and cafe spots. But this OG hidden gem in Carlton still serves some of the best pancakes, waffles and French toast in town. Bring your sweet tooth to enjoy the fan-fave skookie – that's a red velvet flavoured skillet cookie, topped with toasted marshmallow and fairy floss. 

Entering via an automatic-opening door, a ramp leads you into the cosy space. There’s a range of seating including outdoor tables with umbrellas, and an accessible toilet. An awning protects you from the elements when an inevitable queue forms on the weekends. Nearby Swanston Street has accessible platform super stops. 

Workshop Brothers Southbank 

Sip matcha latte art, feast on beef cheek croissant sandwiches and indulge in sticky date banana bread at Workshop Brothers. A wide automatic door invites you in to this light and airy riverside spot. There’s a range of seating inside and out. And accessible and ambulant toilets are in the building next door, with entry via an electronic key card from the staff.

Specialising in hearty (but chic!) brunch food, bagels, sweet treats and iced coffee; catch the morning glow in this sun-drenched slice of Southbank paradise. Accessible platform super stops are not too far away on Queens Bridge Street. 

A croissant filled with slaw and two coffees in a cafe.
Workshop Brothers

Brick Lane 

Part bakery, part cafe and 100 per cent brunch date wonderland. The Brick Lane menu changes with the seasons, so you can expect a rotating roster of new ideas month-to-month. All the delicious treats are prepared right on site. Rest assured that wholemeal waffle with candied quinoa and salted caramel mascarpone is as fresh as it gets. 

A small bluestone step at the entry leads the way into this spacious spot. It gets busy at times but there’s room between tables. If you’re a wheelchair user, book online and they’ll set up the ideal table. An accessible toilet and a range of high and low seating options are available too. The nearest accessible platform super stops are on Elizabeth Street and Flagstaff Station isn’t too far away.

Vertue Coffee Roasters 

In a hidden alley behind a petrol station, Vertue Coffee Roasters is a micro-roaster and cafe that takes its coffee very seriously. Relax with a cup and take your time perusing the brunch menu. What will it be? The spicy lemon myrtle panna cotta? The hot harissa scramble? Or indulgent apple pie waffles? 

Entering this secret spot, the mix of flooring is wheelchair-friendly and there’s a range of seating. Light filled with high ceilings, a ramp with a handrail leads to the accessible toilet. The closest accessible platform stop is just up the road on the corner of Lygon and Elgin Streets. 

View from above of people dining in a cafe with high ceilings, timber walls and artwork.
Vertue Coffee Roasters

Bottomless Brunch at Trinket 

Oh Trinket – that fabulous Flinders Lane cocktail bar. With floor to ceiling windows along one wall, it’s bright and roomy. Take a seat on a high stool or on the couch by the fireplace. The tables are a great height for wheelchair users and there’s an accessible toilet. 

Head along on weekends for a laid-back brunch date, with mimosas on arrival and two hours of free flowing sparkling, wine or beer. Pair with a selection of their most popular menu items, from oysters and prosciutto plates to burrata, smoked cheddar salad and marshmallow cannoli. Vegan and vegetarian options available! Close to accessible platform super stops on Flinders Street. 

Maverick at 80 Collins 

Maverick does incredible coffee and sophisticated takes on classic Melbourne brunch dishes. Gruyere chilli omelette, honeycomb hotcakes and even a cheeky espresso martini make the menu pop. And that's not thick cut bacon on your plate – the team makes perfectly juicy pastrami in-house for a decadent eggs benny. 

This light-filled spot has a wide entry, and an accessible toilet. Seating includes low stools and booths, and there are bench seats outside while you wait for your coffee. Parliament Station is up the street, and accessible platform super stops are on Collins Street. 

A family dining in a long cafe with blue and pink walls and an open kitchen.
Maverick at 80 Collins

Cassette 

On a quiet Kensington corner is where you'll find Cassette. Designed by Six Degrees Architects, the light-filled space is a glorious mix of terrazzo tile, raw metals and chic furnishings. An automatic door leads to the extra-wide entrance ramp. This pink and green pathway is lined with comfy bench seating. Toilets are accessible, and table heights have been designed with wheelchair users in mind. There’s a mix of seating too with couches, stools, and chairs.  

But it's not just a pretty face. Cassette is a zero-waste venue that uses GreenPower energy and an onsite bio-composter. So feel good about feasting on coffee bacon steak, kimchi and potato rosti, labneh granola and deli sandwiches. Local brutalist-style train station, Macaulay, is not too far away. 

Information correct at time of writing – always check ahead with the venue to make sure they can accommodate your individual access needs.

Researched by an Access Consultant Cert. IV, with lived experience of disability.

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