About Charlie & Leo's

For a cafe in Melbourne to stand out from the crowd, it’s got to be doing more than a few things right. Charlie & Leo’s Cafe in Lower Plenty, we’re pleased to report, is doing just that, and it prides itself on being a cafe that its own, as well as its surrounding communities can rely on as a place to unwind with high-quality food and coffee. The food menus offer modern takes on classic cafe fare whether for an all-day breakfast or an all-day lunch, and the selection of coffees and teas is enough to make any hot drink aficionado smile. Throw in a craft beer or a glass of wine if you want to, and it’s clear you’re onto a winner with Charlie & Leo’s Cafe. You’ll find it on Main Road – reserve a table now.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 7:30 am
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm


Charlie & Leo's
81 Main Rd, Lower Plenty
Melbourne 3093

Menu Highlights



Eggs your way

Two free range eggs served on organic toasted sourdough or multigrain- poached, scrambled or fried

The smashed avo

toasted organic multigrain topped with smashed avocado, goats cheese, a free range poached egg, & house made almost duke. Try it with a toasted slice of sweet potato instead of multigrain

Spicy Baked eggs

2 free range eggs baked in a spicy tomato sauce with grilled chorizo sausage and white beans, topped with crumbled feta cheese. Served with a slice of multigrain toast


Pumpkin & Corn fritter

Golden pumpkin & corn fritter served with a free range poached egg, frilled haloumi, tomato & capsicum relish & rocket salad

Eggs Benny

Two free range poached eggs served on toasted organic sourdough topped with eight-hour slow cooked pulled pork & a chipotle hollandaise

Coconut mango sago pudding

Coconut mango sago pudding served with caramelised pineapple and banana, topped with passionfruit pulp


Pull prok roll

Brioche roll filled with eight-hour slow cooked pulled pork in a smoky BBQ sauce, apple coleslaw & beer battered chips

House made gnocchi

Pan fried house made potato gnocchi in a beef and mushroom argue, finished with shaved parmesan cheese

Sushi bowl

brown rice, nori, pickled ginger, avocado, cucumber, carrot, alfalfa & broccoli with a spicy sriracha mayo

Kids Menu

Egg & bacon on toast

Fried egg & bacon on one slice of toast and a side of tomato sauce

Kid's porridge

Warm porridge served with banana and maple syrup

Junior cheese burger

100& grass fed beef patty and cheese on a burger bun with shoestring fried and tomato sauce

5 Charlie & Leo's Reviews

5 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
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Bella W.4 days ago · 1 review

Great fresh food, excellent service and nice and cosy atmosphere to catch up with friends. We had lunch there on Sat for lunch with friends and had a great time. There was lots of mouth watering items on the menu - must go back to try them all!!!

Maggie A.8 months ago · 1 review

Nice little cafe in Lower Plenty strip. Food and service were both very good. I had the Eggs Hemingway which was nicely presented and tasted even better. All day breakfast and lunch menu is a bonus. Great t have a cafe we can walk to!

Carmel C.6 months ago · 1 review

Car parking accessible to cafe. Great coffee with a good variety of menu. All meals were served yummy with the bacon nice and cleanly cooked. They catered for our table of 10. The staff were also attentive and friendly. Well worth visiting.

Vanessa S.10 months ago · 1 review

Restaurant is in small group of shops, It was good, great food & service and quiet I've been there several times now and would definately recommend Charlie & Leo's

Clare T.10 months ago · 1 review

Lovely cafe with friendly staff and lots of variety on the menu. We ordered the pumpkin & corn fritters and the home-made gnocchi - tasty with generous portion sizes.