Dead Man Espresso sits on a quiet corner of Market street, just over Clarendon in South Melbourne.

This is a sleek, well-designed, light-filled cafe with a strong focus on coffee. Wood permeates with louvres, slats, walls, and furniture giving off a relaxed, natural feeling that is counterbalanced by the sleek black and white tiles that cover the remaining walls.

They use a special Dead Man Espresso blend custom made for them by Seven Seeds. The menu is seasonal and routinely features herbs and veggies grown in their rooftop garden.

In that part of town, on a sunny day, there is little better than grabbing a spot on the balcony or on the quiet street-side tables, ordering a coffee and one of their famous Dead Man Rueben sandwiches and enjoying.