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

Vanilla bean and star anise infused mixed grain Porridge served with house made yoghurt, berry compote, toasted coconut  12

Red quinoa, chia and almond milk bircher muesli with house made yoghurt, strawberry, crushed pistachio   12

Fruit of the day, citrus mascarpone and crushed hazelnut  9

Avocado, goat’s cheese, spring onion, coriander, chilli, ginger and lime on sourdough with a poached egg        18                                         

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

House cured 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
Housemade cashew & vanilla butter 2

Homemade chilli jam

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

LUNCH specials 
12 – 3

Sandwiches  10/12.5
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 baby eggplant, garlic & chilli roasted tomatoes, tzatziki& pinenuts 15

Summer tomato and fresh buffalo mozzarella bruschetta                 18

Potted crab & shrimp, avocado & citrus creme fraiche with  grilled sourdough 20

  Baked camembert, garlic and rosemary, garden salad 18

Sticky Thai Pork Meatballs 17                                                                                                

Roasted beetroots,pepita,feta and mint 11 Lebanese potato salad 9

Greens, chilli, lime and ginger 8

Soup of the day 14

Pasta of the day 22

Roasted corn and fine herb risotto with crispy prosciutto 25

Pan fried fish of the day, coconut oil roasted sweet potato,Coriander & chilli salsa 28.5


Crispy pork belly, asian coleslaw, chilli jam 27

Thai Beef salad, green mango, crispy shallots 29                      

Slow roasted lamb leg salad with muhummara and fennel 26      

 Free range chicken cotoletta, sauce tarators, tomato & olive salsa 26