9 Coffee Hot Spots in Melbourne

When it comes to coffee, Melbourne is Australia’s capital! Our obsession with coffee is hardly new, but what is constantly changing is how our city’s coffee brewers keep raising the bar when it comes to quality of product and the perfect atmosphere to serve it in.

Want to know Melbourne Girl’s favourite coffee hot spots?

Well, look no further, because we have rounded up some of our top picks right here!


9 COFFEE HOT SPOTS - Melbourne Australia





In Camberwell and searching for kick ass coffee and the perfect brunch? Look no further than Prospect Espresso on Prospect Hill Rd, across the street from VicRoads. They are the perfect little cafe for a quick bite or coffee to go, notably they use local ingredients and free range grass fed meat and poultry where possible.

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Market Lane is a specialty coffee roastery and cafe, born and raised right here in Melbourne. They specialise in one thing… delicious, high-quality coffee. The fact that they have the coolest takeaway cups I’ve ever seen certainly helped me fall in love with this passionate and vision-forward local retailer.

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The Kettle Black is a gorgeous Melbourne cafe located on Albert Road in South Melbourne. The vivid ‘old vs new’, black and white exterior screams attention and for good reason. The Kettle Black is the perfect breakfast location for anyone wanting to experience the heart and soul of Melbourne culture.

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Despite its relatively confined size, Hello Sailor is a bright, airy and welcoming. But it can be a squeeze, so make sure you get in early or wait until the peak is over. That said, Hello Sailor has recently ‘expanded’ with street-side tables and umbrellas taking better advantage of its location on the corner of Auburn Rd and Victoria Rd.

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Lovers of industrial-urban and pastel coloured interiors, this one’s for you. Say hello to the spunky (and delicious) Kitty Burns café in the eastern suburbs. Hidden in amongst an Abbotsford apartment development in Acacia Place, this super-cool cafe is a go-to for fresh juice or a coffee catch-up with your squad.

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Meet CH James, a super chic addition to Station Street, Fairfield! Open for brunch and lunch seven days a week, the menu comes from the talented mind of Frenchman Franck Verschaeve (ex-chef at Melbourne institution Pope Joan) and features Small Batch coffee lovingly made by barista Yuta Tanaka.

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Country Road have created a pop-up coffee cart in their South Yarra Store. The kiosk has been designed as the ultimate hang out for Melbournians wanting a break from the shopping grind.

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You’ll never know just what you’ll find down one of Melbourne’s iconic laneways. From beautiful boutiques and sensational street art to irresistible coffee, quirky nighttime spots and fabulous foodie hangouts there are hidden gems around every corner.

Halfway down Hardware Lane is arguably the city’s most heavenly hot chocolate,waiting to be discovered at #Hash Specialty Coffee & Roasters.

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1000 £ BEND

Located on Little Lonsdale Street, just a stones throw from Melbourne Central Station, 1000 £ Bend has quickly become a beacon of inner city goodness for me. Tthe Pound is where I take my visiting friends for a hearty inner-Melbourne breakfast, good coffee, great service and awesome tunes.

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Got another destination we need to know about?

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Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and Racing.com, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.


  • March 11, 2015


    Great list. I’m obsessed with The Kettle Black.
    Have you tried Drugstore Espresso?

  • March 11, 2015

    Emily Collie

    I haven’t – please do share the location and we’ll check it out!

  • May 10, 2016


    I live in Clifton hill and two:bob on Queen’s parade is fab, right next to the tram stop. The coffee is wonderful and their brunch choices are fab – especially the kale and mushroom deliciousness I always go for!

  • May 15, 2016


    Just stumbled onto your blog, looking for cafe’s to visit for our next book club. Just saw your list LOVE IT!!! and then there is the top 17 bunch spots so excited to read more of your suggestions. I’m obsessed with coffee, brunch and Melbourne!!!

    You should try out Hendrix on White St, Mordialloc. Coffee great and food mmmmm sooo good!!

  • May 20, 2016


    @Vanya Melbourne is the best town for fine dining and cafe hopping. You’ll discover a wide variety of good tasting cafes.

  • May 25, 2016

    Emily Collie

    Thanks for the tip Vanya.
    Will def put it in the list to try x

  • May 25, 2016

    Emily Collie

    Great tip – thanks Pip c

  • February 1, 2018

    Rebecca Hart

    Wild Timor Coffee Cafe at 282 Sydney Rd, Coburg (and a second, smaller cafe in the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday St, Carlton). The cafe is gorgeous with a little enclosed courtyard out the back, & the food is absolutely beautiful. The coffee is single origin, organic, fair trade that they import in partnership with the growing community in Timor, and sales support community development projects like wells, health care, and education. Good food, good coffee & good karma – what more could you ask for!

  • February 2, 2018

    Emily Collie

    Thanks for the tip Rebecca – sounds like we need to try this asap!

  • March 16, 2022


    Flowergirls on Main Street Mornington-best coffee on the strip

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