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Vertue Coffee Roasters

A small cafe serving breakfast, lunch and house-roasted coffee.

Assembly Store

Specialist coffee and tea with a focus on quality and meaningfully sourced products.

Auction Rooms Cafe

A coffee roastery and cafe in North Melbourne serving notable breakfast and brunch.

Market Lane Coffee

Specialty coffee store in Carlton offering beans and equipment for brewing at home.

Sensory Lab

Cafe and retailer of coffee beans and brewing equipment, off Little Collins Street.

Market Lane Coffee

Specialty coffee in a heritage-listed building at the top end of Collins Street.

Everyday Midtown

Enjoy a specialist coffee to start your day, paired with a sweet treat.

Market Lane Coffee

Specialty coffee and brewing equipment located at the Queen Vic Market.

Quists Coffee

Quists is a Melbourne institution with a reputation for roasting premium quality coffee.

Tulip Coffee

Tiny espresso bar in popular Degraves Street offering specialty coffee and pastries.

People's Coffee

Specialty roasted coffee and selection of toasts, melts and grab 'n' go options.

Sensory Lab

Cafe and retailer of coffee beans and brewing equipment, at the top end of Collins Street.

The League of Honest Coffee

Single-origin coffees from around the world and some to take home.

Dukes Coffee Roasters

Serving specialty coffee alongside a selection of cakes and pastries.

Common Ground Coffee

Coffee, food and barista lessons for the amateur to the professional.

Axil Coffee Roasters

Busy espresso bar good for a caffeine fix on the run.


A slick weekday brunch spot at the top end of Little Collins Street.

Brunetti Oro

Bustling cafe in Flinders Lane serving Italian food, cakes and gelato.

Switchboard Cafe

Great coffee and a hearty menu of toasties, bagels and baguettes. What more could you want?


Brunetti’s Carlton headquarters boasts one of Melbourne's biggest arrays of cakes and pastries.

Code Black

Industrial chic cafe in North Melbourne serving brunch and coffee roasted on-site.

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Melbourne International Coffee Expo

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DOC Espresso

Italian-style coffees, pastas and focaccias with great coffee to boot.

Industry Beans

Coffee sourced directly from farmers, served by expert baristas in a sleek environment.

Manchester Press

Manchester Press is a surprisingly spacious and tranquil space. Come for coffee and bagels.

Brother Baba Budan

Small cafe specialising in single origin beans roasted by Seven Seeds.

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King & Godfree

Catch up for coffee or a meal, or shop for delicious deli items and wine.

Mörk Chocolate City

Iconic chocolate shop in an old lift shaft, located in one of Melbourne’s most bustling laneways.

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Workshop Brothers

Workshop Bros showcases the best of seasonal coffee, with something for every coffee lover.

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East Melbourne General Store

A licensed grocer selling a full range of groceries, fresh produce and liquor.

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This pocket-sized cafe is run by the Seven Seeds team.

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Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters

Artisanal coffee and brewing equipment, plus a seasonally changing menu.

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Vacation Cafe

Fine sandwiches and their locally-roasted coffee.


Social enterprise cafe in Parkville, helping disadvantaged young people.


Social enterprise cafe located on the ground floor of RMIT's Garden Building.


Social enterprise cafe located inside the RACV building on Bourke Street.