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 spread 8.5

Homemade raspberry jam, vegemite or honey GF bread available add 1

Fruit toast with citrus mascarpone              9.5 Gluten free fruit toast              10.5

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

with coconut yoghurt, banana & passion fruit

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

Blueberry & pomegranate

Chia pudding with housemade granola, kiwi fruit  & passionfruit               9     

Avocado, feta cheese, spring onions, chilli flakes  & poached egg 18

on sourdough           


Potato Rosti served with smoked salmon, creme fraiche, red onion & chives 18

Poached egg               3

Broad beans, baked ricotta & pea mash omelette on sourdough 16

Grilled asparagus, grated parmesan, crispy proscuitto & a poached egg on sourdough 16

Spring baked beans, spicy tomato sauce on sourdough 16

Chorizo 4

Poached egg 3

Strawberry, roasted hazelnuts, dulce de leche & mascarpone on

Belgium waffles             14.5    


Free range eggs on sourdough toast             9.50

Sides                                                                         Additional spreads

Roasted tomatoes 5                                                  Homemade raspberry jam  2

Roasted mushrooms 5                                             Vegemite  1

Bacon 6.5                                                                     Honey  1

Smoked salmon 7.5                                                    Homemade chilli jam 2

Sauteed chard and kale 4                                         Homemade Vanilla cashew butter 3

Avocado 5            


Scones with jam and cream 5.5                                   Pastries  4.5 – 7.5

LUNCH specials 
11.30 – 3

Sandwiches  13
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


Grilled Asparagus, grana padano, crispy proscuitto, truffle oil 16

Broad bean, pea, mint & goat’s cheese bruschetta 16

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

Pork & veal meatballs, pangrattato 17

“Cuca” Sardines with watercress & grilled sourdough 15   

 Rocket, pear, fennel & shaved parmesan salad 9                   

Roasted baby potatoes , zaartar, feta 9

Greens, chilli, lime and ginger 8

Soup of the day 14

Pasta of the day 22


Risotto Primavera 25

Thai Rare Beef salad 27

 Free range chicken cotoletta, skordalia, tomato & pomegranate 27

 Salmon, mussel & prawn fragrant curry, jasmine rice 28