Although it's been a long time since the CBD was relatively short of good coffee, Brother Baba Budan is still the destination of choice for many.
Brother Baba Budan, named after the 17th-century Sufi who smuggled seven seeds of coffee out of the Middle-East and brought coffee to the World, is the first city operation from the Seven Seeds team, and as you might expect from these guys, it’s an exceptional cafe. The house coffee is the Seven Seeds blend from the team’s Carlton cafe and roastery, and like their big brother, they also offer a coffee of the day – usually a single origin.
A heads up: there’s no food beyond small cakes and pastries – it’s all about the coffee here. The space is small, with a single communal table, a tiny bar and a total of about 15 seats (not including the ones on the ceiling); Budan is, predominately, a takeaway spot.
You should expect a wait when it’s busy ... and it’s usually busy as people come from all parts of the city to make their coffee break worth it.