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, poached apple, blackcurrant & almond flakes

Chia pudding with housemade granola, banana & passionfruit               10      

Avocado, feta cheese, figs, pea tendrils & poached egg 18

on sourdough           

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

Poached egg               3

Caramelised leek, goat cheese & spinach omelette on sourdough 17

Mixed berries compote & mascarpone on

Belgium waffles             15.5    




Spring baked beans, spicy tomato sauce on sourdough 16

Chorizo 4

Poached egg 3


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 served on week days only
Antipasto for one  17  served on week days only
Antipasto for two  22 served on week days only

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

Figs & prosciutto, blue cheese bruschetta 17

Chicken liver pate, crostini 17

  Baked camembert, garlic and rosemary, garden salad 18

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 potato, spicy tomato & jalapeno sauce, gruyere 11

Greens, chilli, lime and ginger 8

Soup of the day 14

Pasta of the day 22

Roasted pumpkin, sage & smoked scamorza Risotto 25

Beef rendang, coconut rice 28

 Free range chicken breast salad, beans, black rice,corn 24

 & mango salsa

 Crispy skinned Salmon, soba nooodle & pickled ginger 28



Saturday to tuesday night, short menu available