7:00am - 5:00pm
Stall 89, South Melbourne Market 116 Cecil Street South Melbourne 3205
(03) 9209 6295

After decent stints at St ALi and Proud Mary, coffee veteran Kris Wood stepped out on his own with Clement, a hole-in-the-wall cafe in the South Melbourne Market.

Wood’s goal is to have more people drinking great coffee. His Kees van der Westen Spirit espresso machine – imported from Holland and one of the first in Melbourne – certainly doesn't harm the cause.

According to Wood, the emphasis is on “giving customers a choice and sharing specialty coffee on their level”. Part of this involves using a particular bean for weeks at a time, rather than daily rotations, so drinkers experience varying characteristics on different days.

Coffee is from Market Lane, Small Batch or is Clement’s own beans – the latter being roasted off-site at a nearby St ALi warehouse. Filter methods are AeroPress and plunger, while a Pony Blend made for Pony Bikes in West Melbourne is available for stove top. Labels hope to educate; listing farm names, origin, varieties and flavour.

There’s also hot chocolate from local specialists Mörk and small treats sourced from Melbourne producers that can be enjoyed at street-side tables.


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