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Sip, Sip & Away: The Viral Drinks in Melbourne You Need to Try

From strawberry matcha to tiramisu lattes, we’ve got your little sweet treat cravings covered through these splendid sips that have gone viral.


There’s no denying that Melburnians love a good coffee – and some of us may be a bit of a coffee snob. We can’t help it; we know what’s good and what’s not. And Melbourne cafés are starting to get creative with their menus. Maybe it’s because they have a reputation to uphold, maybe it’s just because people are getting a little bored of the classic coffee and are itching to try something new. But local favourites and hot spots alike have been branching out of the stock standard menu and dabbling in unique drinks that have been sending the internet wild. Wondering what they are? Here are the viral drinks you need to try next time you’re craving something that’s not your regular oat latte.


Pidapipo's Hot Chocolate

Chocolate lover's, this one's for you. Pidapipo went viral on social media last year for delivering the most delicously decadent hot chocolate in Melbourne, and we are oh so glad they've decided to bring it back for a second year. This hot chocolate is made from Pidapipo Cioccolato’s 46% single-origin milk chocolate and caramelised sugar. A generous scoop of Fior di Latte gelato laced with delicious marshmallows is added, before a croccante (a crunchy Italian brittle with nuts) made from Piedmontese hazelnuts is sprinkled on top, providing the finishing touches.

It's the creamiest, chocolatiest hot choc to ever meet your taste buds, and they will thank you for it. However, it's only available for the duration of winter, so don't hold off from heading to their Fitzroy or Windsor location to try it (not available at other PIdapipo locations)

85 Chapel Street, Windsor

429-431 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Balibola (Image Credit: @paituumatcha)

Tiramisu Matcha Latte

If you've opened TikTok or Instagram Reels in the past couple of weeks, you'll definitely have come across the new hidden matcha café, Balibola. Originally from Bali, they have now opened a second location in Melbourne that's sending matcha lovers wild. The drink responsible? Their tiramisu matcha latte. Served out of the entirely pink hole-in-the-wall joint, these sweet treat will fix any 3pm slump.

259 Collins Street, Melbourne


Strawberry Matcha

If you haven’t heard of strawberry matcha, you must be living under a rock (or deleted TikTok). This viral drink has blown up thanks to its aesthetic appearance and insanely delicious contents. Think strawberry milk or cream mixed in with matcha, making the perfect sweet, fruity combination. Melbourne’s strawberry matcha destinations of choice? You’ll find lines out the door at Tori’s and Raya, and for good reason – both of their variations of the viral TikTok drink are divine.

Tori’s, 28 Niagra Lane, Melbourne

Raya, 61 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Yuzu Spritz (at back) (Image Credit: Explorer Harshi)

Yuzu Spritz

The Yuzu Spritz from specialty coffee and fine crafts store, Hikari Life, has gone viral for being a refreshing, unconventional spritz that provides a caffeine hit at the same time. Combining cold brew, Japanese yuzu syrup and sparkling water, the mix of flavours in this viral beverage tastes like no other.

317 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Wreckyn Street Coffee (Image Credit: What's On Melbourne)

Tiramisu Latte

One of the great joys that comes along with indulging in tiramisu is the biscotti soaked in coffee flavoured liqueur (or just pain coffee if you’re having an alcohol-free version). Well, Aperitivo Bar Ristorante has flipped the concept entirely. They have created the tiramisu latte, so you can enjoy your coffee with a hint of the sweet dessert – and a lady finger biscuit on the side. Trust us – it’s as delicious as it sounds.

In North Melbourne and looking for something a little more refreshing? Wreckyn Street Coffee's iced tiramisu is just as indulgently enticing. Just check out their Instagram page - they're even dubbed as 'the place with iced tiramisu.' 

Aperitivo Bar Ristorante, 275 Lygon Street, Carlton

Wreckyn Street Coffee, 11 Wreckyn Street, Melbourne

Earl Grey Tonka Bean Cold Brew (Image Credit: Baguette Studios)

Earl Grey Tonka Bean Cold Brew

Baguette Studios 

Creme Brulee Latte at Aperitivo Bar Ristorante (Image Credit: R Coomber)

Crème Brulee Latte

Aperitivo Bar Ristorante clearly know what’s up, because they’ve given Melburnians another viral drink to sip on in 2024: the crème brulee latte. This iced latte comes with a sugary glazed top that you get to eagerly crack into before tasting the sweet, dessert-inspired drink. If you’re feeling down and need a pick me up, this crème brulee iced latte will do just the trick.

275 Lygon Street, Carlton

Mont Blanc at Good Measure

Mont Blanc

Could the Mont Blanc by Good Measure be Melbourne’s best coffee? That’s what everyone on social media is arguing! Far from an ordinary iced coffee, this black filter cold brew is lightly sweetened and topped with a light and airy whipped cream, freshly grated orange zest and a pinch of nutmeg. There’s just something about the whipped cream sitting so neatly on top of the cold brew that dances along your taste buds, and the hint of nutmeg and orange is the perfect finisher. You need to try this viral drink for yourself to determine if this is one of the best drinks in 2024.

193 Lygon Street, Carlton

Peanut Butter Latte at Bola Bake (Image Credit: Bola Bake)

Peanut Butter Cream Latte

Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you! Overlay Coffee’s peanut butter latte has gone viral, and for all the right reasons. Think sweet and creamy peanut butter blended perfectly into your iced latte, topped off with peanut brittle chunks throughout to provide a dessert-like beverage – it’s absolute heaven! There’s a sweetened and unsweetened version, and if you don’t like your drinks too sweet, we recommend opting for the unsweetened version (it’s already sweetened by the peanut butter).

Other delicious peanut butter lattes to try around the city can be found at Ilza or Airport West's Bola Bake. Bola Bake even do a Cloud Coffee, which is an iced latte topped with a creamy vanilla meringue. Lush! 

Overlay Coffee, 320 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Ilza, 103/673 La Trobe Street, Docklands 

Bola Bake, 22A Fraser Street, Airport West 

Hojicha and Matcha Lattes at Lunar by Hikari (Image Credit: Hippo)

Hojicha Latte

Step aside matcha, because your cool-girl cousin has arrived – and the internet is obsessed. Wondering what the difference between hojicha and matcha is? Matcha lattes are slightly sweet but have an umami flavour, whereas hojicha lattes have a naturally sweet and simultaneously smoky flavour, with notes of cocoa. It’s the perfect drink to sip on this autumn, especially since so many cafés have added it into their menu. Our pick of the litter is Lunar, sister to Hikari, who we mentioned earlier. Their classic hojicha latte is the perfect encapsulation as to why this drink has gone viral. You need to try it to see for yourself.

458 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Banh Mi Stand

Salted Coffee

If you put a pinch of salt in your brownies (if you know, you know), then you’ll love this drink from Banh Mi Stand. Mixing salty and sweet, this iced coffee is topped with a salted cream, and it’s the flavour combination we never knew we needed. Served out of a tiny stand on Flinders Lane, it’s the perfect place to grab and go your sweet (and salty) treat. While it may be dividing the internet, we disagree with the salt naysayers. Why not try it out for yourself to decide which side you fall on?

547 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Craving a sweet bite to eat to go alongside your drink? We've searched for the best bakeries in Melbourne and the best cake shops serving up sugary goodness across the city.

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