The Melbourne coffee round-up: Must-try cafes while staying in the CBD

Melbourne’s baristas are some of the best in the world, so if you love your coffee, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re in the CBD it’s hard to go wrong at any of the city’s bustling cafes, but there are some standouts we highly recommend. Here is our pick of the best of the bunch:

Market Lane Coffee, 8 Collins St or 83-85 Victoria St, Melbourne
Delicious coffee brewed from beans roasted onsite by friendly staff. A city favourite.

Traveller, 2/14 Crossley St, Melbourne
Whether you’re after a filter or cold drip coffee, or a regular latte, Traveller has you covered. There’s a reason why this coffee shop’s owners have their very own successful wholesale roasting operation.

Brother Baba Budan, 359 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
Another gem run by the owners of Traveller.

Dukes Coffee Roasters, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Speciality coffee, carefully roasted and served in a sustainable setting. We’re not just talking about the recycled tiles and reclaimed timber walls – this team is on a mission to save the planet, one coffee at a time.

The Quarter, 27-31 Degraves St, Melbourne
Melbournians and tourists alike love Degraves St, a laneway filled with coffee shops, bars and restaurants with plenty to offer. The Quarter is our favourite on the strip – and it doesn’t close until 9.30pm.

Axil Coffee Roasters CBD Espresso Bar, 76 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
If espresso is your drink of choice, this is the place to go. Standing room only.

Blossom Espresso, Shop 10 Freshwater Place, Southbank
If you want to get your coffee fix but are also in need of a good meal, we can’t recommend Blossom Espresso enough. The single origin coffee is seriously good, and the hearty, home-baked fare changes daily.

Code Black Coffee, Karlsruhe Lane, Docklands
When just outside the CBD in the Docklands, the versatile house blend from Code Black Coffee is well worth a try. The fast, cheery service is sure to lure you back time and again.

Blended Beard, 818 Bourke St, Docklands
Another Docklands hit. Caffeine lovers flock here daily for specialty coffee from across Australia and New Zealand, brewed using V60 pour-over, AeroPress and other innovative methods.