I finally get to write a travel post and it feels ridiculously amazing.
I’m not a “take a break from work” kinda person. I love schedules and I don’t take well to time off. But burn-out was at an all time high and I needed the break. And it was a real break; I disabled emails on my phone and was ready to disconnect and go somewhere far away. And Australia is pretty darn far, I tell ya!
I’d heard about Australia’s amazing coffee and was stoked to make as many coffee pit-stops as possible. Before heading over there, I was especially told over and over again that I would most enjoy Melbourne’s café scene. My gosh, were people right!
Here are four cafes in Melbourne that I would recommend a stop-by if you happen to be in the area. Good coffee and good treats!
DEGRAVES ESPRESSO BAR
Location – 23 Degraves St, Melbourne
When I was told about Melbourne, I kept hearing about the “laneways” or whatever they are called. Basically, alleyways with a ton of little cafes and restaurants and bars. Most of my dinners were in one of these little alleys and vibe here was amazing.
A breakfast stop on a cold, cloudy morning at DeGraves Espresso Bar was the perfect choice
The coffee – scrumptious. I wanted a second cup
My friend ordered the “benny” and she said the hollandaise was worth walking back there for everyday!
Location – 262 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
It was “that time of the evening” where I wanted more coffee and a treat.
We randomly stumbled upon Lt. Nic’s and ordered our cappuccinos very quickly
Their little specials board outside mentioned an “Oreo stuffed crepe cake” and my friend and I decided to share a slice. They turned out to be super swell and even gave us a second slice on the house!
Super friendly staff, great set-up, delicious coffee, amazing treats!
Location – 673 Bourke St, Melbourne
Kinfolk was around the corner from my hotel. I saw it on my first day and kept saying how I had to go. I finally did on the day I was leaving.
The coffee was perfect!
And don’t even get me started on the bacon that was on my plate!
I would have spent hours more in here if I wasn’t out to be as touristy as possible!
Location – 341 King Street, West Melbourne
If Kinfolk was round the corner going left from the hotel, Impresso was round the corner going right. What can I say? – we were surrounded by amazing coffee shops!
Walking in, I noticed the awesome windows.
And the ceilings
I didn’t get a chance to eat here. Just the coffee and it was amazing. My friend and I did head over later in the evening for a milkshake – also pretty darn swell!