Melbourne Coffee Shop Guide

Melbourne’s coffee culture is renowned for its quality. If you were to blindly walk into almost any café in Melbourne you are nearly guaranteed to get a good coffee. During our time in Melbourne we enjoyed many coffee breaks. Here are our top 5 coffee spots that we recommend you check out!


Higher Ground

When we arrived in Melbourne we came on an over night bus from Canberra. Situated across the road from the bus station we unknowingly entered what is considered to be the best cafe in Melbourne. Sleepy and in desperate need of a coffee we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the coffee here. Located in a beautiful heritage-listed 19th-century power station they also offer an excellent food menu that is not to be missed.

Address: 650 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Seven Seeds

This micro roaster serves delicious coffee in its city cafe. The quality of coffee here is outstanding and the food menu is just as good. The staff are super friendly. We highly recommend trying the filter coffee here.

Address: 114 Berkeley St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia


Tom Thumb Cafe

This cafe is small but cosy. The staff are very friendly and the coffee is excellent. They have a few tables outside on the pavement. This cafe is very popular with locals so seats are at a premium. However, we were lucky enough to grab a table outside where we enjoyed our delicious iced coffees in the Australian sun.

Address: 3 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Lune Croissanterie

Coffee was not the reason we visited Lune Croissanterie but we were pleasantly surprised with the coffee here. Lune Croissanterie is famous in Melbourne for their outstanding croissants. The main cafe is located in Fitzroy in an impressive industrial style space. The chefs can been seen producing these buttery delights in a temperature-controlled glass cube. What could be better than begin your day with a perfectly baked croissant and an exquisite coffee.

Address: 119 Rose St, Fitzroy, Melbourne VIC 3065, Australia 2nd Location: 16/161 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia



A hidden gem located on Hardware Lane recognisable by its solitary hashtag symbol as its only signage. This cafe serves an excellent cup of coffee. Hashtag serves its own signature blend coffee along with some really impressive food.

Address: 113 Hardware St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Searching for a good coffee in Melbourne is not a difficult task. The city is full of excellent quality coffee shops. These are just a few of our favourite spots. Please comment below your favourite coffee shop and we will add it to our list for our next visit to Melbourne!

Coffee and culture tours are available where expert local guides take you to all their favouite coffee spots. This tour is great for any caffeine fiend, coffee connoisseur, foodie, and those who want to learn about Melbourne’s food and coffee reputation.

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