Melbourne is renowned for its coffee culture, with many cafes and roasters dotted throughout the city. From small, independent shops to larger chains, there is no shortage of options for finding a great cup of coffee in Melbourne.
Proud Mary is a specialty coffee roaster and cafe in Collingwood’s inner suburb. They have won multiple awards for their coffee, which should tell you all you need to know. It offers a range of blends and single-origin beans, although its signature drink—the “Koppi”, is a unique blend of espresso and milk that is definitely worth trying. Not to mention, the interiors are cosy and light-filled.
This small, independent coffee roaster, located in the heart of Melbourne, is considered the pioneer of quality coffee beans in the country. Before 2009, it was challenging to find a good roast, but Market Lane Coffee changed all that. They focus on sourcing high-quality, sustainable coffee beans and roast them on-site for maximum freshness. Their coffee is delicious, and they offer a range of brewing methods to suit all tastes.
Brother Baba Budan is a quirky cafe located in Melbourne’s CBD, named after the famous Yemeni saint who is said to have discovered coffee. They offer a range of blends, single-origin beans, and a selection of cakes and pastries. The atmosphere is cozy and intimate, with seating arranged around a central column covered in hanging chairs.
This specialty coffee roaster and cafe in Fitzroy is a white, bright open space where locals tap at their laptops with a cup of coffee nearby. Explore a great range of blends, single-origin beans, and your favourite classic cafe foods. The signature drink is the “Bubble Cup”, a unique blend of espresso, milk and tapioca pearls that is both delicious and fun to drink.
Ask any Melburnian, and they will all say the same thing: St Ali’s coffee is complex, balanced, and has a unique flavour. The roaster sources its beans worldwide, working with small-scale farmers who prioritize sustainability and ethical practices, which makes it stand out in the coffee capital of Australia. St Ali’s baristas are highly skilled and trained to extract the best possible flavours from each batch of beans, resulting in a consistently delicious cup of coffee.