It’s rare that you come across a cafe that has everything you’re looking for: good prices, friendly service, excellent coffee and a calm, peaceful setting. Melbourne’s Smug Relish is one such gem that seems to have it all, with great food and a charming atmosphere to boot. Situated along Lygon Street in Brunswick East, just steps from several transportation connections, this lovely cafe and restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch catering to local early birds and coffee junkies looking to get their fix. Stop in during the morning for amazing breakfasts like the French fruit toast, the veggie brekkie or the Italian omelette, or swing by at lunchtime to indulge in the semolina crumbed calamari or the Dirty Burger, a beef burger inside of a brioche bun with bacon, tomato relish and all the fixings along with hand-cut chips. Smug Relish tends to pack in with regulars most days, so do the right thing and book your table in advance!