Nonetheless, with so many distractions in Melbourne I had to stop by Market Lane to have my Flat White Siberia. I love the simplicity of its all-white brick interior, but the superior coffee is the second-to-none. Their beans are often in-season varieties and with its proximity to the nearby wet market there are usually a big crowd on weekends with very limited seating.
109-111 Therry Street, Melbourne
After refreshing up, I had to end my trip with the legendary Seven Seed. Founder Mark Dundon started this after selling off St ALi. High-flying Melbourne University students frequent the place and I guess they are mugging for exams with single origins coffees and probably part-timing to earn their keep. From the outside it looks like a quiet, quintessential café, but as I walked in the venue is packed to the brim with customers eating, chit-chatting and enjoying their cuppa. You’ll have to wait your turn on occasion, but it’s well-worth the wait.
14 Berkeley Street, Carlton