Power your next socially distanced stroll with pastries and caffeine from these takeaway spots.

Near Carlton Gardens

Take your morning coffee on a stunning stroll though the heritage-listed gardens.

  • Brand new Lincoln Square locals Bar Holiday have done the perfect pivot. Swing by their daytime coffee shop for baguettes, pastries, takeaway coffee and more. On Friday and Saturday they even sell sunflowers!

  • The much-loved League of Honest Coffee are serious about their single origin. Grab a cold brew and zucchini tart to go.

  • Order ahead and lock in a Bakemono treat for pick up. The artisan selection of pastries includes croissants, Japanese-style bread, French canelé and more.

  • Right opposite the gardens, Epocha is a must on your map. Stop in for coffee and sandwich catch-up provisions. Come back to grab weekday dinners, like roast duck for two.

Carlton Gardens
Carlton Gardens

Near Flagstaff Gardens

Stroll down the avenues of elms in Flagstaff Gardens with a coffee and croissant to keep you company.

  • Brand new Japanese-inspired cake shop Tori's will be open every day during lockdown. Pair a Madeleine with your latte for the perfect power up.

  • Beloved brunch spot Operator 25 is mere minutes from the gardens. Grab a toastie to go with your coffee and or try the pandan porridge en route.

  • Extend your garden walk to an essential produce pick up at Queen Victoria Market. Stop in at Market Espresso for Rumble Coffee beans and Melbourne-made hot chocolate.

  • Workshop Brothers in Queen Street is open from 7am to 4pm weekdays. Order the 'chew and brew' – a long black plus cheesy jaffle.

  • Shortstop Coffee and Donuts in Sutherland Street is sorted for takeaway cope-ahydrates. Triple matcha and Boston cream doughnuts are only the beginning. Pair with a chilled cold brew.

A box of doughnuts
Grab and go from Shortstop on your way to the gardens

Near Royal Botanic Gardens

The beautiful botanic gardens are open for strolls for two. Greet all the sights and delights with coffee and a pastry in hand.

  • Jardin Tan’s cute kiosk is a must for parkside coffee and bites. ​It’s literally located inside the gardens, so it’d be rude not to grab a warm drink on your way through.

  • Botanical Hotel is open from 7am daily for your caffeine fix and perfectly positioned for pre or post-RBG walk bites. Take away a caramel tart, cold-pressed juice or latte powered by beans from Dukes Coffee Roasters. PSA: check out the Winestore on your way back.

Royal Botanic Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens

Near Birrarung Marr

If it gets a little chilly by the river, warm up with a hot bev on your way down to Birrarung Marr.

  • Grab your weekday takeaway from mini pink cafe Tulip Coffee. Try and resist the almond croissants dusted with a feather-light touch of powdered sugar – split one with your walking pal or enjoy it to yourself.

  • Cup of Truth is as iconic as a Yarra-side stroll. Head underground via Campbell Arcade before or after your outing to grab hot coffee and fancy fresh doughnuts.

  • Vacation‘s dreamy pastel CBD oasis is perfect for takeaway coffee and essential sangas. Try a honeyed iced latte with your pastrami toastie.

Birrarung Marr
Birrarung Marr

Last updated on Wed 25 May 2022

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