Café chairs suspended mid-air was a startling sight at Brother Baba Budan. Named after the 17th century Sufi who smuggled coffee seeds out of the middle east, I decided a Kenya Karatu Filter Coffee.  Locals also pop by there to purchase freshly baked brownies prepared daily. I’m particularly fascinated by the scuttling crowd who come for their daily fix. The space is small but it’s still very surreal interior that looks like an old storage cabinet


359 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne


Sensory Lab is a short walk away and the espresso macchiato is hard to beat. They use syphon and cold drip techniques perfectly and the interior and clean and stark white as a contrast to Brother Baba Budan’s intentionally cluttered visage. Walk in from the hustle and bustle of that busy stretch is always a pleasure on this trip and the selection cater to a loyal following of customers. 

Going café hopping tomorrow. Be there, or be square!

297 Little Collins Street, Melbourne