eats in melbourne's north
If you are looking breakfast, lunch, ice-cream or you just love a good cuppa there are lots of fabulous places for you to choose from. Mamma's eats is a selection of favourite cafes and eateries handpicked to give you some inspiration, making it super easy to uncover something new for you and the crew to enjoy.
Browse though our collection or search below for your suburb or fave spot
A socially, environmentally and KID friendly cafe that Mamma is totally digging!
Mamma can’t think of much of a better set up for an alfresco meal out with friends and kids than Major Tom’s!
Mamma loves kid-friendly cafes so much and Field Black is a particularly gorgeous one!
Burger Road Fitzroy is now OPEN and like its sister stores in Fairfield and Plenty it does not disappoint! The menu boasts some deliciously ridiculous creations exclusive to Fitzroy and also some classics.
Sit inside or out the front, and the kids can play in the fenced off area which also has a chalk board and some other fun play equipment.
he delicious, unique, home-style menu was originally inspired by the tastes of owner Cecilia (“Cessy”)’s El Salvadorian heritage and has expanded to also include broader Central American, South American and Spanish delicacies (think empanadas, nachos, tamales and cheese, cheese, cheese! (with vegan and GF options too!))
Situated right by the Yarra River, you can’t help but feel happy, and dare we say relaxed? It’s a great place for the whole family to slow down and get back in touch with nature.
Flovie in Carlton is a mix of Mamma’s favourite things. Beautiful food and drink and a stunning display of gorgeous flowers.
The Cosmopolitan Hotel sits proudly on the corner on the main strip and you will be drawn to it’s original pub facade and the scent of wood fire. Inside is exactly what you want - cozy and rustic, with a warm fire place to create the perfect atmosphere.
Belissima! This glorious Italian foodie mecca has been around since 2003 and is a well known icon to those in the know.
Mamma says that if you can drive past Bourkies without stopping for a bite then you must be crazy! This iconic bakery has been serving up the best meat pies, sausage rolls, vanilla slices and more for 30 years!
This place is hidden amongst some of the beauties of melbourne’s north and Mamma learnt why.
Hello Sunbury! Hello District 3429!
An unforgettable dining experience that will have the little ones in awe and the adults stepping back in time.
Mamma never thought that she would be sharing a Hello Kitty, a Pikachu OR a rainbow unicorn at dinner time! But surprise, surprise, here we are.
Named after Charles Henry James , a philanthropist who paved much of the northern suburbs in 1880, this cafe is serving up some delicious fare and great coffee to boot.
A little gem hidden in Preston
Breakfast, Lunch and playground!!
Waterside cafe in Craigieburn delivers good food with a view.
Grub in Fitzroy is your indoor, outdoor camp style dining experience.
This ain’t your regular restaurant!
This beautiful cafe is half in and half out of the farm, servicing the visitors from the stairway or diners can access from the Main Yarra Trail bike path.
Crisp, fun and full of delicious food.
An intimate cafe that boasts everything family and community.
This is a real treat folks! A country escape paradise! Built in 1861 from local Bluestone the homestead is glorious. This whole place is so tranquil and located on the Plenty River it has amazing surroundings!
Food that can only be described as art on a plate.
Delicious Greek food for the whole family.
These guys were making pizza in Melbourne before it was cool!
A café that is warm and accommodating, making family lunch a breeze.
A family café built with community and love. Jiji's Place in Essendon is not only a family run café, it boasts everything community and wholesome. With freshly baked cakes and muffins daily, friendly staff and an outdoor space - perfect for little ones - what more could make a relaxing family breakfast/lunch date.
There is a NEW cafe in Moonee Ponds and it’s perfects for folks and little ones.
NEW family restaurant in the north has got families coming back for more.
Easy, fresh and tasty Italian food right in the heart of Melbourne.
Tinker has a sister, and her name is Bentwood!
Small country bakery with a big heart.
Reservoir’s newest burger joint!
This place is a big case of, don’t let the exterior fool you.
A new café that is small, cosy and full of family love.
A north side coffee cult for families.
Demazzi specialise in burgers and have ridiculously delicious desserts....oh that Nutella burger!
Mamma thinks ice cream is perfect all year round.
Mamma loves a country pub especially when the love everything parma.
The perfect lunch spot for catch ups, coffee or functions.
It's like you are in mexico - but it's just fitzroy
Pausa Pranzo is tasty, quick and fresh
It's like lunch at Nonna's place.
Mamma has just found her new local - This place is perfect!
Tastiest falafels in the north.
These burgers are going to blow your mind.
Park St really is the holy grail of family dining! It has everything you could need for a perfect eating out experience.
All Are Welcome in Northcote are bringing folk in with their simplicity and freshly baked goods.
This place is rockin! The Food Truck Carnival will be in Craigieburn all weekend!
Takeaway Pizza in Preston is bringing back the local pizza shop with new, fresh and interesting flavours.
Hidden down the streets and amongst the homes in South Morang, Farm Vigano is a hidden gem.
Wally and Fletcher in Heidelberg is your new Summer hang.
It's cool, hip and pushes every boundary when it comes to coffee, just how Mamma likes it!
Follow Mamma down the rabbit hole for a delightful brunch with the ones you love!
This little place in located in the heart of Preston or should say this place 'IS' the heart of Preston.
Northcote has a NEW 'go to, MUST visit' brunch spot - Tinker!
et in early, this place is buzzing!
This is not just your regular Fish n' Chip shop - It's more and some
This cafe is not only funky, bright and full of fresh tasty food, but they also love kids.
Mamma heard about this place and could not wait any longer to try it. Drum roll please - Piccolina has arrived in Collingwood and is melting hearts.
Welcome ALL families, this one is for you!The Post Office Hotel in Coburg is a Northside classic and a place sure to make everyone happy
So, what's the buzz about this place? The food good? Well, yes - it is! Ascot Food Store is a must!
Ohh Mamma loves a little country town cafe, especially when it's everything cute and full of little hidden pockets.
Miinot Gelato ain't your regular ice cream shop. Mamma says you may find yourself visiting here regularly.
Head to The Cupcake Queens to find a sweet remedy to cure any afternoon struggle.
If you love traditional greek street food, then you've got to head to George Calombaris’ souvlaki bar, Jimmy Grants in Fitzroy.
Mamma loves a new cafe, especially when the coffee is delicious
Burger Burger Chew Chew!
Tonda Italian in Preston is the pinnacle of family pizza restaraunts.
And just like that Pascoe Vale has a new resident and it's got families coming from all over the place.
Say hello to Red Door Cafe in Kingsbury. This cafe is a local favourite.
Who said 'don't poke the bear'?
Want an experience the kids will never forget? What about lunch in a old school decked out train?
Time to start your day with a coffee and a little joy, Jerry Joy to be precise.
Mamma got a good feeling as soon as we walked in the door to Station 93.
Hello Sycamore Meadows, you are exactly what Reservoir ordered -
ll food and produce in the cafe is locally sourced and the coffee has been selected by Commonfolk Coffee Company in Mornington who share Venita's and now Mamma's belief- that all folk deserve great coffee.
Looking for something different to get your tastebuds tingerling?
Clayton & Me is the new buzzing breakfast/brunch spot in Reservoir - Check them out
This place is every sweet tooth's haven!
Dinner just got a whole lot easier.
This cafe is a place to visit in the NORTH. With a name like Mamma Says, how could it not be?
Bean Counter has a laid back, unhurried, welcoming vibe, which is perfect for any Mamma and her long awaited coffee date.
Two chef's, some chooks and some damn good food - and there you have it, Brother Hen.
I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ice cream!
Fawkner has a new resident and it's got everybody talking.
Middle St Food and Coffee is Hadfield's little hidden gem.
Selvatica is so many wonderful things rolled into one - a coffee roaster, a cafe, an indoor plant nursery and the staff are just some of the nicest peeps you’ll meet!
Unwind Cafe is FULL of beautiful colours; rainbow selections of wool, yarn and knitting utensils adorn the walls, the decor is delightfully retro, including a 1960s kitchen cafe set-up serving delicious homemade jams and sweet treats.
Who doesn't enjoy a good food truck festival? Right? And Mernda, has the perfect one for all families.
Sometimes Mamma needs a night out and Chin Chin in Melbournes CBD is a dining experience you'll want to share.
This place is perfect for your next mothers group. Space + great facilities + highchairs + cute play area = Everyone's happy
Spinach and feta pastries, traditional zaatar, vegetarian pizza with spices.... Yum! Yum! Yum!
If you have wandered the streets of Reservoir in the evening you have probably already noticed the gorgeous bright neon ice cream in the front window of Gellibrand Cafe.
Lady Melvilles is a good value family friendly option for some more-ish food.
There is a great atmosphere here with lots of buzzing activity making it a great place for a family bite to eat.
It's probably the smallest, cosiest pizza restraurant you'll find in the north but boy, it's delicious!
Red Bean Coffee knows how to feed a mamma and her little ones.
Beer, beer and more moreish BEER! This vast warehouse has been converted into a pretty cool beer hall and dining space and Mamma loves it!
Quaint, colourful and absolutely delicious. Mexican food is a mamma fave and this place serves up traditional, authentic and flavoursome food.
This cozy old pub in the Wombat Forest in Blackwood is rich in history
Mamma loves Mama Bear. It is as simple as that. Mamma loves the service, Mamma loves the pictures on the cappuccinos, Mamma loves the food, Mamma loves the decor and art on the building. Mamma is in love.
It is said that during the 1840's, Pretty Sally lived in Wallan. But as is the case with most bush legends, details about her life are sketchy.
Miss Marmalade - you are a real treasure of the North!
The place has a great friendly local vibe which reflects in the name, you will be making this YOUR local in no time.
When there is no rain, sit and relax at an outdoor table while the little one can play in the sandpit under the big tree.
The staff are friendly and accommodating for families and there are games, pencils and colouring books to entertain the little ones.
Well, this is a great little spot! This gorgeous old heritage building and stables has been transformed into a community hub and cafe for all of us to enjoy!
Straight up - Mamma says this is an incredible cafe.
The food is excellent, the vibe is cool and the coffee is superb.
ackson Dodds Cafe is your easy vibe Preston brunch spot. Across from the local Maternal Health Centre, this cafe is often a mothers group coffee hub.
We LOVE Jack and Daisy’s
This is one of our most favourite places to eat. Its everything hipster, fresh and family friendly.