Your Safety & Wellbeing

Much like the name suggests, Protagonist plays a lead role in creating a distinctive and memorable impression at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Protagonist is defined by striking architectural mesh, akin to a bronze curtain that is raised as the café opens in the morning and then lowered at night to signify end of service. Popular for your morning coffee fix, Protagonist serves up custom coffee blends and breakfast options including our popular jaffles and toasties. Choose from freshly baked cakes and biscuits, for lunch options include sandwiches, wraps, salads and savoury pastries which you can enjoy in the open-air surrounds on the forecourt. Or perhaps gather some gourmet treats for a picnic in the nearby Queen Victoria Gardens.

Please note: COVIDSafe plans are in place with capacity restrictions enforced and when dining in you will be requested to register your details for contact tracing purposes.

Read our Opening up FAQs


Location Address

100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

Opening Hours*

Daily: 10am – 4pm

From 15 January, Protagonist will have extended opening hours during Vault Sessions: Live & Lo-Fi
Extended Opening Hours*
Fri & Sat: 10am – 8pm

*Opening and closing times are subject to weather forecasts and activities within the precinct and may change without notice.

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