Sitting alone on a busy stretch of road in Alphington, Apte proves that you don’t need passing foot traffic to survive – you just need an awesome place to eat. Inside, the excellent Five Senses coffee (a custom house blend as well as rotating single origins), solid communal tables and a vibrant menu will ensure you don't regret having made the trip.
With sun streaming through the huge front windows, it’s a particularly nice place to relax while you drink your espresso. But owner Tony McEntee tells us we can expect more filter coffee in the future too. The menu is a point of pride, with all day breakfast and fresh lunch selections.
But the real draw is the courtyard – an unexpected haven given Apte’s busy Heidelberg road location – which is frothing with greenery, umbrellas and casual groups of chitchat. Get in early if you want a sunny weekend spot.