Coffee Darling

6:00am - 4:30pm
2 Darling Street South Yarra
(03) 9867 2488

Coffee Darling’s army of fiercely loyal regulars come back day after day but it’s not just for the coffee or food: it’s the hospitality. Anyone who’s been here more than once or twice is undoubtedly on a first name basis with owners Bill and Faye and their young, energetic staff. Bill most likely knows their coffee order too.

Together with their son Danny; Bill and Faye have perfected a model over the years with cafes Postal Hall, Federal Coffee Palace and Cafe Racer (all since sold). Their model champions clean design; simple, ingredient-led food; and most of all, authentic, genuine hospitality.

Coffee Darling is particularly nice on warm days, when the floor-to-ceiling windows get pushed back, opening two sides of the space to the quiet street, creating a peaceful indoor/outdoor atmosphere.

If you haven’t already, drop by and introduce yourself.


  • outdoor area
  • cash only
  • unlicensed