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Camberwell Junction’s best cafes for an Instagram-worthy brunch

Camberwell Junction’s best cafes for an Instagram-worthy brunch

Rumour Has It (pictured, above) offers a pretty brunch.

Leading the charge of Melbourne’s iconic brunch scene, the Camberwell Junction shopping precinct is littered with award-winning cafes, mouth-watering meals, and jazzy creations guaranteed to light up any social media feed.

Whether you’re searching for a healthy smoothie to kick-start the day or a hearty hangover cure to recover from a night out, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the brunch options in Camberwell Junction.

Here’s our pick of Camberwell Junction’s best cafes for an Instagram-worthy brunch:

Heritage Wall

One of Camberwell Junction’s favourite brunch spots, the minimalist Heritage Wall serves up a tantalising brunch menu infused with Middle Eastern flair.

Spice up your Instagram feed by ordering either the Nutella French toast, acai bowl, or coconut chia pudding — besides their stunning aesthetic, they’re all impressively tasty.

Throw in a patterned barista-made latte to complete the look (and get that much-needed energy kick).


Friendly staff, great food, and a vibrant atmosphere in the heart of Camberwell Junction – what’s not to love? The Legacy brunch menu is chock-full of healthy options.

Bursting with both colour and flavour, it’s hard to go past the ‘gram-worthy acai bowl. Or for a quick and delicious start to the day, grab one of Legacy’s famous superfood smoothies.


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Prospect Espresso

Tucked away on Prospect Hill Rd, this cherished eatery showcases a menu that’s both creative and colourful.

Let the exposed brick and wood walls at Prospect Espresso create the perfect photo backdrop to an intricately designed cappuccino or colourful brunch dish in the foreground — a combination guaranteed to light up any Instagram feed.

My Other Brother

With an exciting menu based on superfoods and sustainable ingredients, My Other Brother (MOB) instantaneously became a buzzing Camberwell Junction favourite after setting up shop in 2013.

The Nutella Hong Kong waffles are a sweet tooth’s fantasy and a photographer’s dream; the smashed kabocha pumpkin offers a colourful twist on a typical brunch dish; and the raspberry blood orange chia pudding is about as Instagram-worthy as they come.


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This small yet uber-popular Camberwell Junction brunch spot dishes up traditional Aussie brunch plates with a unique Thai twist.

Beloved dishes at Chapter21 include the Pandan crepe, which comes with a hefty side of fresh fruit, and the aesthetically delightful avocado flowers.

To capture an Instagram shot that truly stands out, opt for a green matcha latte to wash it all down.

Light Years Cafe

Take one bite of the bubble waffles at Light Years and you’ll see why this Camberwell Junction gem deserves the title of TimeOut’s Best Cafe (2018).

This locale, like many of its neighbours, offers a range of gluten-free and vegan options to complement the always-evolving main menu.

Make sure to sample the bircher muesli with edible flowers, or the smashed avo with pomegranate — both plates look as good as they taste.

Collective Espresso

Whether you’re nursing a headache from Saturday night or just need that essential morning pick-me-up before work, Collective Espresso has got you covered.

Besides its barista-made coffee menu, this Camberwell Junction brunch haunt also sports a diverse, colourful, and mouth-watering menu.

Light up the ‘gram with a taco bowl, Belgian waffles, or a crowd favourite: the berry good smoothie bowl.

Notably, Collective Espresso was rated as the best Camberwell cafe in 2019, according to Zomato.

Rumour Has It

For lovers of freshly baked goods, a visit to Rumour Has It for brunch is a must. The cafe handcrafts all of their baked items in-house at Hamptons Bakery to offer customers warm baguettes, flaky croissants and crusty sourdough.

For good-looking menu items, go for the buttermilk pancakes topped with whipped lemon curd mascarpone, the granola with panna cotta and poached pear, or even one of the seasonal salads. All dishes are presented beautifully, and taste as good as they look.

Soul Sisters Cafe

On the hunt for a healthy vegan brunch in Camberwell Junction? Look no further than Soul Sisters Cafe.

Churning out nutrition-packed smoothie bowls, fresh juices, brightly coloured acai bowls, and toasties, every single item on the brunch menu is picturesque.

The cafe is always introducing new menu items, so keep an eye out for what could be your next favourite brunch item!

Thirty Mill

When it comes to attractive food, Thirty Mill in Camberwell Junction meets the brief. Think pretty acai bowls adorned with fresh fruit and seeds, panna cotta and granola topped with colourful fairy floss, and gorgeous tacos with vibrant fillings.

Their dishes are big on colour and take pride in presentation, making them a delight to admire and enjoy.


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Discover the best-looking brunch in Camberwell Junction

Some of the city’s best brunch cafes are right here, within the lively bounds of the Camberwell Junction precinct.

Grab your nearest and dearest, get your camera ready, and make your next outing a delicious and aesthetic brunch in Camberwell Junction!

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on February 19, 2021 but has since been updated to include new content.

Chapter21 cafe Camberwell


371 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9042 2447

Collective Espresso

3 Cookson Street, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 8995

Heritage Wall cafe in Camberwell

Heritage Wall

768 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9995 3168

Legacy Cafe Camberwell


347 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9041 1796

Light Years Cafe

Light Years Cafe

132 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East, 3123

(03) 9882 0181

My Other Brother Camberwell

My Other Brother (MOB)

Rear, 586 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9804 0155

Prospect Espresso Camberwell

Prospect Espresso

2A Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 7359

Rumour Has It cafe Hawthorn East

Rumour Has It

2 Monteath Avenue, Hawthorn East, 3124

(03) 9087 2000

Soul Sisters Camberwell

Soul Sisters Cafe

891 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

0420 736 705

Thirty Mill

Thirty Mill

393 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 5590

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