Balderdash

Don’t take the name literally; there is nothing senseless or stupid about the coffee, food or interior design at Balderdash, one of the more coffee-focused cafes reinforcing Port Melbourne's cred as a legitimate bean hub.

It takes up residence in a former 19th Century pub that’s been given the kind of grunge-meets-glam going over Melbourne coffee traders seem to do so well. Whitewashed walls, hessian coffee sacks, a communal timber table and exposed copper piping all engender the factory-funk aesthetic.