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, coconut milk Porridge served 12

with coconut yoghurt, poached pear & baked rhubarb

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

apple & mint 

Chia pudding with housemade granola & banana  9  

Avocado, halloumi, pea tendrils & poached egg, 18

on sourdough  

Zucchini and green peas fritters, house cured beetroot salmon & lemon, 18

mint yoghurt

Slow cooked quince, onion and tomato omelette on sourdough with goat cheese  16

& basil  

Summer baked beans, spicy tomato sauce on sourdough 16

         Add Chorizo 4

        Add poached egg 3

Caramelised apple on Belgian Waffle, cinnamon 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

Housemade cashew butter 1

Homemade chilli jam

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

LUNCH specials 
11.30 – 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

Greek salad 16

Grilled vegetables, halloumi & tapenade Bruschetta 16

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

Beef and Lamb Meatballs and broadbeans 17

Rocket, pear, fennel & shaved parmesan salad 9                   

Roasted caramelised carrot and parsnip 9

Greens, chilli, lime and ginger 8

Soup of the day 14

Pasta of the day 22

Mixed mushroom and thyme risotto with truffle oil 25

Free range pork schnitzel, celeriac puree, apple remoulade 28

Scotch fillet minute steak, mashed cauliflower and potato, broccolini 27

& blue cheese butter

Free range butter chicken curry  with cumin rice 26

Pan fried fish of the day with roasted potatoes & wild Arugula 28