Meet your top 12! MasterChef Australia's top 12 contestants were spotted out and about in Melbourne at a café ahead of the premiere on Monday


MasterChef Australia fans are eagerly awaiting the season 13 premiere, which arrives on Monday.

And earlier this month, the top 12 contestants were spotted together out and about in Melbourne, ahead of the highly anticipated debut.

The group was seen leaving a café in the Victorian capital – likely to catch up with each other before the series airs.  

Meet your top 12! MasterChef Australia's top 12 contestants were spotted out and about in Melbourne at a café ahead of the premiere on Monday

Meet your top 12! MasterChef Australia’s top 12 contestants were spotted out and about in Melbourne at a café ahead of the premiere on Monday

A number of the contestants were seen leaving the venue, including a stylishly dress blonde who may have been either a contestant or a producer on the show.

She wore a chic military-style blazer over a linen button up with a deep V neckline and pleather cropped leggings.

The blonde teamed her outfit with a trendy pair of sunglasses and a strappy flat sandals as she carried a laptop, bottle of water and Louis Vuitton wallet.

She was later seen outside with her fellow contestants waiting at a table outside of the venue.

Meeting up: The group was seen outside of a leaving a cafe in the Victorian capital last week - likely to catch up with each other before the series airs

Meeting up: The group was seen outside of a leaving a cafe in the Victorian capital last week – likely to catch up with each other before the series airs

Chic: Among the group catching up was at then venue was a stylishly dress blonde

Chic: Among the group catching up was at then venue was a stylishly dress blonde

Chilling out: She wore a chic military-style blazer over a linen button up with a deep V neckline and pleather cropped leggings

Coffee time! She was with a male contestant at the café

Coffee time! She wore a chic military-style blazer over a linen button up with a deep V neckline and pleather cropped leggings. She with a male contestant at the café

Coffee break over? The blonde teamed her outfit with a trendy pair of sunglasses on her head as she returned her latte cup and saucer to the front

Coffee break over? The blonde teamed her outfit with a trendy pair of sunglasses on her head as she returned her latte cup and saucer to the front 

Alongside her was a female contestant who donned a preppy checked green jacket and appeared busy as looking at her phone. 

She stood next to a male contestant dressed in a light blue button up shirt with black jeans.

He appeared ready for what seemed to be a busy day ahead with his backpack on.

With the gang: She was later seen outside with her fellow contestants outside of the venue

With the gang: She was later seen outside with her fellow contestants outside of the venue

Having a laugh: The contestant in a light teal T-shirt was earlier seen walking through the café with a blonde male contestant

Having a laugh: He carried a shoe box and an animal print shirt

Having a laugh: The contestant in a light teal T-shirt was earlier seen walking through the café with a blonde male contestant who carried a shoe box and an animal print shirt

Opposite him was a fellow contestant who dressed for the meeting in a light teal T-shirt, black trousers and boots.

He stood next to another competitor who had long blonde hair and reached across to the tables to pass an empty plastic bag along.

The blonde male cook was earlier seen walking with the contestant in the teal shirt, as he carried a shoe box and an animal print shirt.

Social media check! Later, the female contestant in the checked green jacket appeared to be busy on her phone

Social media check! Later, the female contestant in the checked green jacket appeared to be busy on her phone 

Chit chat: But she later looked up and talked to her pal in the blue button-up shirt

Chit chat: They likely discussed about the show

Chit chat: But she later looked up and talked to her pal in the blue button – likely about the show

Later, the female contestant in the checked green jacket looked up from her phone and talked to her pal in the blue button-up shirt.

Elsewhere, more contestants were seen leaving the Melbourne cafe.

One lady, dressed in a mustard yellow top, carried a big backpack with a box of Blundstone boots – likely the protect footwear worn by the contestants for in the kitchen.

Safety boots in hand: Elsewhere, more contestants were seen leaving the Melbourne cafe. One lady, dressed in a mustard yellow top, carried a big backpack with a box of Blundstone boots

Safety boots in hand: Elsewhere, more contestants were seen leaving the Melbourne cafe. One lady, dressed in a mustard yellow top, carried a big backpack with a box of Blundstone boots

Keeping cosy: She was followed by another woman who left the MasterChef met wearing a big black puffer coat

Keeping cosy: She was followed by another woman who left the MasterChef met wearing a big black puffer coat

Quirky fashion choice: Another female contestant follow them out, she carried a tote bag and wore a burnt orange scarf with a casual outfit of a black jumper, white shirt, jeans and Birkenstock sandals with socks

Quirky fashion choice: Another female contestant follow them out, she carried a tote bag and wore a burnt orange scarf with a casual outfit of a black jumper, white shirt, jeans and Birkenstock sandals with socks

She was followed by another woman who left the MasterChef met wearing a big black puffer coat.

Another female contestant follow them out, she carried a tote bag and wore a burnt orange scarf with a casual outfit of a black jumper, white shirt, jeans and Birkenstock sandals with socks.

They were followed by another woman leaving the cafe carrying a box of MasterChef-issued boots.

Focused: They were followed by another woman leaving the café carrying a box of MasterChef-issued boots

Focused: They were followed by another woman leaving the café carrying a box of MasterChef-issued boots

Coffee for the road: A male contestant also walked out for the eatery, he dressed smartly in a jumper, white shirt and green trousers, and carried a large tote bag in one hand and a coffee in the other

Coffee for the road: A male contestant also walked out for the eatery, he dressed smartly in a jumper, white shirt and green trousers, and carried a large tote bag in one hand and a coffee in the other

She dressed in a warm-looking black outfit and walked out of the venue purposefully. 

A male contestant also walked out for the eatery, he dressed smartly in a jumper, white shirt and green trousers, and carried a large tote bag in one hand and a coffee in the other.

Later in the day, contestants were seen arriving at another location and dressed in different outfits.

New location: Later in the day, contestants were seen arriving at another location and dressed in different outfits

New location: Later in the day, contestants were seen arriving at another location and dressed in different outfits

Talk: The stylish blonde opted for an animal print dress and enjoyed a lively conversation with her bespectacled co-star

Talk: The stylish blonde opted for an animal print dress and enjoyed a lively conversation with her bespectacled co-star

The stylish blonde opted for an animal print dress and enjoyed a lively conversation with her bespectacled co-star.

She also warmly greeted a male contestant who swapped his blue shirt for a denim button down.

The three of them appeared to be catching up with each other before heading into their destination – potentially an immunity challenge at a secret location.

Hello there! She also warmly greeted a male contestant who swapped his blue shirt for a denim button down

Hello there! She also warmly greeted a male contestant who swapped his blue shirt for a denim button down

Hello there! She also warmly greeted a male contestant who swapped his blue shirt for a denim button down

Catching up: The trio appeared to be engaging in an animated conversation after stepping out of the vehicle

Catching up: The trio appeared to be engaging in an animated conversation after stepping out of the vehicle

More of their fellow competitors were seen arriving, likely to cheer them on in competition.

Their pal in the teal shirt was seen still carrying his Blundstone boots box, while the contestant who purposefully left the café swapped black for a white shirt. 

The contestant sightings in Melbourne come as MasterChef Australia goes head to head with Channel Nine’s Lego Masters with the same premiere night of: Monday, April 19.

Cheering them on: More of their fellow competitors were seen arriving, likely to cheer them on in competition

Cheering them on: More of their fellow competitors were seen arriving, likely to cheer them on in competition

Support: Their pal in the teal shirt was seen still carrying his Blundstone boots box

Support: Meanwhile the contestant who purposefully left the cafe swapped black for a white shirt

Support: Their pal in the teal shirt was seen still carrying his Blundstone boots box, while the contestant who purposefully left the cafe swapped black for a white shirt

The third season of Lego Masters, hosted by Hamish Blake, will launch the day after the finale of Nine’s ratings juggernaut Married At First Sight on Sunday, April 18.

The family-friendly show, which regularly reached more than a million metro viewers per episode last year, will start at 7.30pm.

In response to Nine’s scheduling, Channel 10 moved its premiere date for MasterChef from Tuesday, April 20, to Monday, April 19, to compete directly with Lego Masters.

Ratings battle: The contestant sightings in Melbourne come as MasterChef Australia goes head to head with Channel Nine's Lego Masters as they both premiere on Monday, April 19. Pictured: Lego Masters host Hamish Blake (left) and judge Ryan 'Brickman' McNaught (right)

Ratings battle: The contestant sightings in Melbourne come as MasterChef Australia goes head to head with Channel Nine’s Lego Masters as they both premiere on Monday, April 19. Pictured: Lego Masters host Hamish Blake (left) and judge Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught (right)

Judges Jock Zonfrillo, Andy Allen and Melissa Leong will is able back to taste the extraordinary dishes created.

They helmed the series together for the first time last year, which resulted in an incredible ratings smash.

MasterChef Australia will premiere Monday April 19 at 7.30pm on Channel 10 

Back for another season! Judges Jock Zonfrillo, Andy Allen and Melissa Leong will is able back to taste the extraordinary dishes created. They helmed the series together for the first time last year, which resulted in an incredible ratings smash

Back for another season! Judges Jock Zonfrillo, Andy Allen and Melissa Leong will is able back to taste the extraordinary dishes created. They helmed the series together for the first time last year, which resulted in an incredible ratings smash



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