The soothing scent of Melbourne’s best coffee, the freshest seasonal dishes, the quiet hum of conversation and discreet, attentive service. The café at Self Preservation has earned a reputation as one of the city’s most vibrant and relaxing spaces.


ALL MORNING  until 11.30am

Sourdough toast, with your choice of spreads 7.5
Chef’s house made raspberry jam, Vegemite or Cashew & vanilla butter
Gluten Free bread available add $1

Fruit toast with rosemary butter or citrus mascarpone  9.5


Fruit of the day, baked Rhubarb and crushed hazelnut  9

Vanilla bean and star anise infused mixed grain, coconut milk Porridge served 12

with coconut yoghurt, poached pear & baked rhubarb

Red quinoa, chia and almond milk bircher muesli with coconut yoghurt, 12

fresh berries, crushed pistachio

Cauliflower and green pea fritters, house cured beetroot salmon minted yoghurt 18

Peperonata & feta omelette on sourdough  16

          Add Chorizo 4

Summer baked beans, spicy tomato sauce on sourdough 16

         Add Chorizo 4

        Add poached egg 3

Caramelised banana on Belgian Waffle,walnut and citrus mascarpone               14.50

Sides /  Spreads

Bacon  6.5
Sauteed chard & kale 4
Roasted tomatoes 5
Avocado 5
Roasted mushrooms  5

House cured beetroot salmon        7.5   
Housemade raspberry jam 2
Vegemite 1

Homemade chilli jam

Cakes and tarts  8
Scones with jam and cream 5.5
Pastries  4.5 –  7.5

LUNCH specials 
12 – 3

Sandwiches  10
Daily Salad   16
Antipasto for one  17
Antipasto for two  22

Savoury tart served with a garden salad  16


 Mount zero marinated olives 6.5

Smoked almonds 6.5

Local and imported cheese served with fruit bread and quince paste.

Please ask staff for details    12/23/33

Grilled zucchini, garlic & chilli roasted tomatoes, tzatziki& olives 15

Smoked Trout Rillette with radish salad 20

  Baked camembert, garlic and rosemary, garden salad 18

Hummus, spiced lamb, sumac pickled onion,  parsley & pita bread 18        

Beef and Lamb Meatballs and broadbeans 17

Grilled asparagus, tahini & sauce Dukkah 11

Roasted sweet potato, coconut yoghurt, spring onion & coriander 9

Greens, chilli, lime and ginger 8

Soup of the day 14

Pasta of the day 22

Risotto Primavera with goat cheese 25

Penang fish and prawn curry with Jasmine rice 26  

Scotch fillet minute steak, green beans, Cafe de Paris butter 27  

Michelle’s staff meal, pork, jasmine rice & Papaya salad 27

Free range chicken cotoletta, colcannon & watercress 26