Article by Loreena Walsh 

Whether it’s for a quick break from class, morning tea during your internship or that much needed caffeine hit to get you through your study session, knowing where to find Melbourne’s best coffee is a skill that you must acquire. Nothing in the beautiful city of Melbourne remains the same when it comes to coffee; while there are some wonderful coffee shops that have been around for a while; the best part can be the new and exciting ones popping up on a regular basis. So how do you find the best coffee in Melbourne?

Here’s our tips:


Our best tip for finding the tastiest coffee anywhere in Melbourne is to ask! You might just be surprised how many people are keen to share their favourite coffee shop or café with you and give you all sorts of knowledge about where to score the tastiest coffee brew in town. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself with a range of competing answers, and start a passionate argument between Melbourne locals. Melbourne residents really do love their coffee.

Seven Seeds

Is one of Melbourne’s hottest café’s and a pioneer in the Melbourne coffee scene. Located at 114 Berkeley Street, Carlton, this special venue roasts its own beans and even has an online store so you can stock up on beautiful coffee blends from the convenience of home.

106-114 Berkeley Street, Carlton VIC 3053
(03) 9347 8664

Cup of Truth

Is located at 12 Campbell Arcade, Degraves Street Subway and is celebrated for consistently great coffee. A “hole-in-the-wall” café, Cup of Truth has been serving coffee lovers for five years and has a loyal customer base, who loves coffee just as much as the staff do.

12 Campbell Arcade Melbourne VIC 3066 Melbourne VIC Australia, 3066
0498 256 786

Workshop Brothers Specialty Coffee

Is rated as Melbourne’s number 1 spot for coffee on the coffee directory, with a rating of 9.3 and will be sure to impress. Beyond coffee you can score a filling feast from their menu full of options such as Wagyu burgers and Quinoa Fritters.

1146 Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly VIC 3163
(03) 9078 905

The Servery in West Melbourne

Will treat you to not only delicious coffee, but a satisfying lunch with great burgers and delicious chips. You’ll find them at 48 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne and won’t be disappointed by their hospitality or their delicious offerings.

48 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003
(03) 9348 9890

Market Lane

Are celebrated as being Melbourne’s best coffee roasters and the best thing is you can find them in more than one location around Melbourne. Whether you drop in on them at Prahran Market, Queen Vic Market, 109-111 Therry Street, Melbourne, or 176 Farraday Street just off Lygon Street in Carlton, you won’t be disappointed. Even better you can join the Market Lane coffee club and have exciting new roasts delivered to your door once a fortnight.

Several locations around Melbourne
(03) 9804 7434

Lights in the Attic

May find you wondering about the range of science beakers, siphons and funnels you’ll see on the front counter, but never fear; there are brilliant barristas at work. Along with your coffee you can grab tasty and unique food to delight the taste buds. You’ll find them at 38 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East.

38 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123
(03) 9813 5042

Even lonely planet lists coffee in Melbourne as being one of Australia’s best food experiences, giving us insight into the fact that the city’s strong Italian cultural heritage helped to start and nourish the ever-growing coffee scene. Get out there and enjoy, try new blends and talk to the barista’s about their recommended favourites.

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