Melbourne is full of good coffee spots. Still, there are a number of places that sit above the rest; and Seven Seeds is undeniably among them.
After selling St ALi in 2008 – Mark Dundon moved to Carlton where he and business partner Bridget Amor converted an old warehouse into Melbourne’s high temple of coffee. Initially they ran their roasting operation from here, but it had so much success it had to move to a warehouse in Fairfield in 2016.
The Seven Seeds house blend is superb, but the cafe also offers a selection of carefully sourced single origins and guest blends, often from top international roasters. There's also a small menu of simple food, such as sandwiches and muesli, all made with notably high-quality produce.
The place is regularly busy and always humming with energy. It’s not uncommon to have to wait for a table – Melbourne University is only a block away so students often drop by while they kill time between classes.