Espresso Bar to Patricia Coffee Brewers to Clement Here are the top eight coffee shops to get your caffeine fix in the capital city of Australia’s coffee. M
Melbourne frequently makes ” world’s best coffee cities” lists. When you begin exploring the hidden nooks and crannies of its laneways and the inner-city suburbs, it’ll be clear the reason. It’s a place for coffee lovers – it’s more of a pour-over than a pumpkin spice latte.
Melbourne’s culture of coffee began to blossom due to the post-war influx of Italian immigrants who brought their sparkling espresso machines. In the 1980s, the cafe scene had transformed into Melbourne’s famous cafe culture, with its preference for avocado-rich brunches. Within a short time, local baristas and roasters have taken Melbourne coffee to new heights.
Melbourne coffee is now an environmentally sustainable and ethical method of production,, using brewing methods that highlight the beans’ best characteristics. A lot of roasters offer special Cup of Excellence micro-lots – small amounts of unique or rare coffee plants with similar flavors to wines of the season – and certain roasters provide complimentary “cuppings” (coffee tastings), which are available to the public who are interested in a first-hand experience of the latest offerings of coffee. From the historical to the famous to the orchestral, here are a few of Melbourne’s most delicious java establishments.
1. Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar
Pellegrini’s must be the first stop for anyone who is a coffee connoisseur on the streets of Melbourne. It’s the OG location on Bourke Street, which was established in 1954 and began by two Italian brothers who carried, according to reports,, one of the early espresso machines in Melbourne. This cafe in a corner is a classic, with its bold red neon sign that will make every Melburnian’s heart jingle, is a long-standing part of Melbourne’s ever-changing coffee culture.
They’ve served Vittorio coffee for a long timedoing, short blacks shot in shot-in-the arm with ease, And nothing has changed. The grey and black chequered floor, the shabby red bar stools, the primary Italian menu hung from wooden signs, the faded postcards and posters on the walls. It’s not like a time-lapse. It’s just an actual slice of Italian Soul and Heart.
Tragically, one of the last owners of the cafe, the beloved Sisto Malaspina, who often was seen with a swaggering neckerchief and had a big smile, was killed in a terror attack in 2018 two blocks away from Pellegrini’s. A state funeral was held in his memory, and an honorary table was set up in front of the cafe so that you could raise a glass in his honor and to the restaurant that sparked the city’s coffee culture.
At the time when breakfast was the only option to have breakfast, Melbourne was at a greasy spoon or a buffet in a hotel. The first time Mario’s (founded by a couple of Italian-Australians, each named Mario) was opened in the city’s inner area in Fitzroy around 1986, the owners realized that many of the creative locals were not early risers. They’d arrive at the cafe desperate for eggs and coffee around 15:00. They realized that providing breakfast all day (alongside their casual, breezy Italian bistro-style menu), would give bohemian neighbors an essential convenience. It’s possible that Marios launched Melbourne’s well-loved and globally sought-after cafe scene.
Of course, in the first place, their coffee is an absolute delight. It’s locally roasted to their own “urban mix” blend and is perfect for a long black (adding a slice of their ricotta, chocolate, and Date torte). Take a seat in the window at this charming café with walls decorated with posters for the upcoming shows at the theatre, shelves filled with Jars of Mario homemade jam, and the rear of the space functions as a gallery for the local art scene.