Great Coffee Shops and Cafes in Melbourne 2017

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               Death by Coffee

Melbourne Coffee shops and cafes

Cafes in Centre Place

Melbourne prides itself as a world heartland of great coffee and fresh  and varied food served in the cafes of the European-style lanes. There are enough coffee shops  in the CBD to have a coffee at a different cafe every day of the year. We pass by over 20 cafes in our Lanes Tour 
I love Pellegrini’s Express Bar 66 Bourke Street (03) 9662 1885, an Italian family business since the 1950s with one of the oldest coffee machine in Melbourne CBD plus great pasta.  You are drinking and eating history. Even the sign is heritage listed.

Urbanspoon is our recommended internet source of information about coffee shops, restaurants and cafes as the reviewers are the people of Melbourne who use the cafes. ‘The Age Cheap Eats 2016’ is a useful book. Useful Apps are ‘AGE Good Cafe Guide’ App and  ‘The Melbourne Coffee Review’ App. See also ‘Melbourne’s Bars and Pubs’ by Palmer Higgs.


Check addresses before you go as t is a very mobile industry!

Degraves Expresso,Degraves Street
Hopetoun Tea Rooms Block Arcade
Koko Black 335 Bourke St, Royal Arcade
Waffle On Shop 9, Degraves St
Switchboard Cafe,Manchester Unity Building, cnr Collins and swnston

Journal, City Library 252 Finders Lane

Cumulus Inc. 45 Flinders Ln

Brother Baba Budan 359 Little Bourke St

Little Cupcakes  Shop 7, Degraves Street

Manchester Press  8 Rankins LaneCacao Green  285 Swanston St

Famish’d 130 Little Collins Street

Mr Tulk  328 Swanston St

Giraffe Cafe l 302 LittleLonsdale St

Sally’s Kitchen 295 Exhibition St

The League of Honest Coffee 8 Exploration Lane

Solarino 279 LittleCollins St

Affogato espresso bar 29 Hardware Ln

Von Haus s 1 Crossley St

Kinfolk 673 Bourke St

City Wine Shop  159 Spring S


Alpha Deli & Café Shop 13 The Causeway,

Beejans Bakery Café  37 Degraves St,

Aix Café Creperie Salon24 Centre Pl,

B3 Café Patisserie  15 Centre Place

Bisq Café 107-109 Flinders Ln

Blitz Cafe Café 361 Little Bourke St,

Cafe Kinetic 103 Flinders Lane,

Café Alcaston  2 Collins St,

Café Keyif 8/550 Flinders St,

Café Vue 430 Little Collins St,

Ito Japanese Noodle Cafe 122 Bourke St,

Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe  620 Collins St,

Speck Cafe  2/221 Queen St,

Cafe & Bar 186 Exhibition St,

65 Degrees Café  309 Exhibition St,

A1 Café  191 Russell St,

ACMI Lounge Café and Bar  Federation Square,

AJ’s Café Terrace 45 William St,

Aruba Espresso Cafe 129 Bourke Street,

Basement Café 350 La Trobe St,

Be-Hive Café Bar 459 Collins St, 

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