8 cafes that serve really great coffee in Melbourne

My Top 8 Coffee Spots In MelbourneWe are very lucky in Melbourne that we don’t have to look too hard or trek too far to find really bloody great coffee. I’ve become a bit of a self-confessed coffee snob since moving to Melbourne four years ago, it’s hard not to get so immersed into the strong coffee culture that Melbourne offers!

Personally, I’m a cappuccino girl. There’s not too many things that can beat my morning coffee (and trust me when I say you don’t want to talk to me before I’ve had it).

So to keep you away from Gloria Jeans or any crappy coffee stands, I’ve put together a list of my top spots to get quality coffee in Melbourne. I’ve listed them below in no particular order.

My Top 8 Coffee Spots In Melbourne:

Patricia Coffee Brewers in the CBD (Little Bourke Street) – www.patriciacoffee.com.au
I only recently discovered Patricia’s and fell in love. The coffee here is really bloody great. If you’re planning a trip to Patricia’s it’s worth pointing out that it’s more of a “coffee bar” and has standing room only, there are a couple of crates set up that you can sit on in Little Bourke Street, otherwise it’s more of a grab your coffee and go type spot.

Code Black Coffee Roasters In Brunswick – www.codeblackcoffee.com.au
I’d say this is the best place to get coffee in Brunswick – the food is also super yummy. Think classic Brunswick hipster/grunge cafe.

Axil Coffee Roasters in Hawthorn – www.axilcoffee.com.au
I think this one could be one of Melbourne’s lesser-known secrets since it’s out in Hawthorn – but worth the trip! Axil Coffee Roasters is a cafe that is all about coffee, and they brew it really well!

Market Lane Coffee at the Prahran Market – www.marketlane.com.au
There are a few Market Lane spots around Melbourne but for some reason I always think the coffee is best at their Prahran location in the Prahran Markets. The vibe is really cool and you can stop by at the market after you have had your coffee to get all your fresh fruit and veg!

St Ali Coffee Roasters in South Melbourne – www.stali.com.au
This iconic café is a must for Melbourne visitors. It has a great vibe and of course the coffee is delicious. It’s also worthwhile grabbing a seat and having brunch here, the food is really good!

The Grain Store in the CBD (Flinders Lane) – www.grainstore.com.au
I love the Grain Store, it’ a cozy little place to have breakfast in the CBD (close by to Southern Cross Station) and the coffee is seriously good. Definitely worth a visit!

Top Paddock in Richmond – www.toppaddockcafe.com
Have you seen those Instagram photos of the pretty hotcakes and amazingly presented breakfasts in Richmond? Then it’s most likely you were looking at a photo from Top Paddock, the food is really good and the coffee is even better. Check out the hashtag #TopPaddock on Instagram to see what I mean…

Tom, Dick and Harry in South Yarra – www.facebook.com/tomdickharrycafe
Tom, Dick and Harry was my old local when I lived in South Yarra (and I must admit that I miss it!). The take away coffee cups are made even better with their quirky and cute dog logo. A must try if you are in the area…

Enjoy your coffees!

Giving Credit:

  • Tom, Dick and Harry Photography: Daniel Soderstrom at Broadsheet
  • Axil Coffee Roasters Photography: Brook James at Broadsheet

Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway
Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway

Shannon is a travel and lifestyle writer with a keen taste for global adventure – whether it be snorkeling in the waters of Fiji, or exploring the art and architecture of Barcelona. When Melbourne calls her back home, she spends most of her time exploring and planning weekend road trips. To fund all of her trips, Shannon is a freelance writer and marketer – she was named the Australian Young Marketer of the year in 2017!

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1 Comment

  1. September 2018 / 8:51 am

    This is great. I’m heading to Melbourne next week and trying to do my research before getting there. Seems like such a great coffee culture there, I’m so excited! I hope I can fit in time for all your suggestions. Nice write-up! Cheers.

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