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Where to Find The Best Coffee in Melbourne

From hole-in-the-wall cafes in Collingwood to old-school institutions in the CBD, the best coffee in Melbourne has put our city on the map.

Standing Room Coffee

Melbourne is a city filled with caffeine lovers and coffee aficionados, all with sky-high standards for their morning brews.

Our superior baristas continually work their magic behind shiny espresso machines, refining the art of the perfect cup. At some of the best new cafés and excellent brunch spots, all the magic happens in-house.

From hole-in-the-wall cafés that attract huge lines every day to airy industrial warehouses designed for caffeine-fuelled catchups, here's where to find the best coffee in Melbourne.

Best Coffee in Melbourne CBD

Patricia Coffee Roasters (Image Credit: Identity Designed)

Patricia Coffee Brewers

The always reliable Patricia Coffee Brewers is a best coffee in Melbourne stalwart - and with the queues curling down the street every morning, it's showing no signs of falling behind. 

Standing room only, this petite but mighty spot is a charming mix of European-style espresso bar meets Melbourne innovation. There's a who's who of local guest roasters being brewed up here, including Seven Seeds, Proud Mary, Small Batch and Core, alongside Patricia's house blends and single origins. 

They offer a bounty of delicious goods from their favourite local bakeries, including All Are Welcome and Suclette, pairing perfectly with your coffee of choice. 

Corner of Little Bourke and Little William Streets, Melbourne CBD

Market Lane Coffee on Collins Street (Image Credit: Olde English Tiles)

Market Lane Coffee

In a city known for its competitive coffee culture, this roaster, retailer and collection of cafes has earned its stripes as a go-to for the best coffee in Melbourne.

Known for its single-origin coffee, Market Lane has been proudly roasting right here in Melbourne since 2009. The specialty coffee roaster has eight stylish shops dotted across the city, from a hole-in-the-wall in the heart of Carlton to a bustling café on Collins Street that also sells delicious pastries from Tivoli Road Bakery. 

Multiple locations around the city

Duke's Coffee Roaster

Dukes Coffee Roasters

With legions of fans across Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, you know the coffee must be good.

At Duke’s Coffee the beans reign supreme, as the team ethically sources and trades green beans from small farms and cooperatives around the globe.

More than just tasty brews, Duke’s prides themselves on their strict quality controls and environmentally sustainable practices. The result? A taste-good, feel-good cup of coffee.

Mingle with the regulars and pop down to their Flinders Lane café to see why this is one of the best coffee spots in Melbourne CBD.

Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Best Coffee in Melbourne

Good Measure

Good Measure

In a warm and inviting timber-clad setting, Good Measure exudes the ambiance of a Japanese listening bar found in the heart of Tokyo. Beyond its charming facade, this cafe and bar boasts more than just ambiance; it's a haven for coffee aficionados seeking the finest brews in town.

But that's not all – indulge your taste buds with their acclaimed Mont Blanc, hailed by those in the know as the epitome of perfection in a glass. 

From its cosy atmosphere to its morning through night culinary delights, Good Measure promises a fantastic experience no matter what you're in the mood for.

One of the best spots for a coffee in Melbourne; one of the best spots to take a seat in, period. 

193 Lygon Street, Carlton 

The Rosso Coffee Experience

The Rosso Coffee Experience

A new destination dedicated to devoted coffee aficionados in Melbourne, The Rosso Coffee Experience are redefining what we know about espressos and lattes.

The beautifully converted warehouse in North Melbourne is home to a make-your-own coffee bar, a roaster out the back, incredible food and a team of passionate coffee experts.

Whether you swing by to pick up your brew to-go or take the time to learn the art of coffee from the pros, one thing is guaranteed - this is home to some of the best coffee in Melbourne.

117 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne

Wreckyn Street Coffee (Image Credit: Laura Angelia)

Wreckyn Street Coffee 

Heard whispers of the place with the creamy iced tiramisu latte? Wreckyn Street Coffee is the proud home to it.

Taking the best coffee in Melbourne to new heights with a twist, this creamy coffee is infused with tiramisu creme, best enjoyed by the spoon or with a dunked pastry.

Of course, all the usual suspects are available on the menu, too!

11 Wreckyn Street, North Melbourne

Core Roasters

Core Roasters 

Sustainable. Thoughtful. Delicious. Balanced. Core Roasters is the latest Brunswick East coffee roaster to storm the scene with caffeine-boosting aplomb. 

At Core, they choose coffees that are expressive of their origin and roast them with care to showcase and celebrate what’s important; people and flavour. It shows in every cup,and is an instant classic in our books.

Think small warehouse vibes and minimal signage, where you head in beyond a roller door and forest green exteriors to a long coffee bar with attached pastry kitchen. Because what's a better combination than coffee and flaky pastries? 

Sitchu Tip: If you are looking for something a little different, try the brewed Taiwanese tea that's iced and lightly gassed, sweetened and fermented into a fruit syrup sipping confection. 

14 Barkly Street, Brunswick

Standing Room Coffee

Standing Room Coffee

Established in 2013, Standing Room Coffee has been dedicated to serving up some of the best coffee in Melbourne to exhausted students across RMIT and University of Melbourne campuses.

Now, they're providing some familiarity to your morning schedule, with a refined cafe experience found in Fitzroy North.

The sunny corner spot is the perfect stop for some beautifully brewed beans and nourishing breakfast dishes and come summer, the iced latte is a must for strolling through the nearby Edi Gardens. 

187 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

INI Studio

INI Coffee & INI Studio

This is one of our absolute favourite coffee in Melbourne destinations, not least due to the minimalist design you get to revel in as you enjoy the elaborate flavours INI Studio's artisanal coffee imbues in every sip.

At INI, they pride themselves on brewing refined, inventive and unique blends to take your morning coffee to the next level. Seriously, they have the Midas touch when it comes to serving up a perfect cup of reviving gold.

Sitchu Tip: Try the Banoffee dessert with your creme iced latte, honeycomb iced coffee, or cube coffee.   

62 Smith Street, Collingwood 

225 Queensberry Street, Carlton            

Campos Coffee

Campos Coffee 

Sydney's award-winning Campos Coffee opened its first flagship Melbourne café — and it's here that you'll find some of the best coffee in Melbourne.

Positioned at the bustling Toorak Road end of Chapel Street, this cosy hub is perfect for your next caffeine fix.

Try it for yourself alongside freshly baked pastries and savoury sandwiches from Glen Iris based bakery and patisserie AM Bakehouse at the South Yarra store.

572 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Industry Beans

Industry Beans

Industry Beans' quintessentially Fitzroy HQ boasts everything we love about Melbourne's coffee culture — the light-filled industrial space is always abuzz with activity, the coffee is roasted on-site, and you can pick up your favourite blend to take home with you.

Whether it's a classic espresso, a cold brew or a unique bubble coffee, you're in for a powerful and delicious caffeine hit.

Want to skip the queues? Order direct from the website to get the Industry Beans experience at home. Better yet, opt for the coffee subscription so you never run out!

70-76 Westgarth Street, Fitzroy


ST. ALi Coffee Roasters

No roundup of the best coffee in Melbourne would be complete without mention of local institution ST. ALi.

Constantly redefining coffee culture and partnering with the best local brands, these guys are all about doing things differently, having fun while they're at it and supporting their community.

12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne

Code Black Coffee

Code Black Coffee

Code Black Coffee takes its coffee seriously, and they’re just as passionate about teaching the public how it’s done.

At their industrial Brunswick HQ, you can sit in on a cupping session before sipping on your brew of choice (and there are plenty to choose from!). Then, dive into their popular brunch menu, which is served seven days a week.

With six spots across the city and a successful wholesale business to their name, don't just take our word for it when we say these guys sling some of the best coffee in Melbourne.

Multiple locations across the city

Seven Seeds Carlton

Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters

Seven Seeds is a big name in the roasting world and their namesake café - in Carlton in a restored warehouse - is the perfect place to try their specialty beans.

Over 100 seats cater to their vast base of regulars, who return for the trusty brews and beans. They’re all about supporting coffee producers and purchasing their beans directly from the source.

You can visit their website to find the origin and make-up of each blend, alongside how much they paid the producer for the raw beans. This way, the coffee drinker knows what they’re getting, and the producer is getting fairly treated. Nothing like coffee that tastes good, while doing good.

114 Berkeley Street, Carlton

Proud Mary Coffee Roasters

Proud Mary Coffee Roasters

Coffee wholesalers and espresso specialists, the team at Proud Mary Coffee Roasters pride themselves on producing consistently great coffee.

Whether it’s single origin from Brazil, filtered with honey or a decaf blend, all caffeine persuasions are satisfied.

Want to know more about the coffee process? Head around the corner to sister venue Aunty Peg’s and get involved in their free, weekly community cupping session. 

172 Oxford Street, Collingwood

Now you know where to find the best coffee in Melbourne to start your day, continue searching the city for the best brew with our roundup of Melbourne's best pubs. If you're after a more refined meal, peruse our guide to Melbourne's best fine diners and hottest new restaurants

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