Started by the team that has since given us Liar Liar, Three Bags Full and Two Birds One Stone, this little gem has changed hands but is still going strong.

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.

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Updated: April 9th, 2018

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