Bloom Coffee Bar

Tuesday
7:00am - 4:00pm
140 Rathdowne Street Carlton 3053

Darren Yee studied economics and worked in finance in Sydney before moving to Melbourne for the love of coffee. His first gigs were at Auction Rooms and 580 Bench.

He opened Bloom in 2016, serving coffee from Auction Rooms’ Small Batch roasters. A batch brew, pour-over, single-origin and a seasonal house blend come with tasting notes. It’s that kind of place – but the quality of the brew here is genuinely impressive.

The space centres around an elevated, concrete coffee bar, where you can chat with the baristas and ask questions.

While there’s no dine-in menu, pastries from Windsor Deli and cakes from Chez Dre get an honourable mention.