The word "saturated" doesn't even begin to describe the CBD's density of cafes. But not all coffee is created equal.

Whether you work next to Southern Cross Station or up the Paris End of Collins Street, we've narrowed down the choices for you. Go on, get that morning started.


Owner Bowen Holden cherrypicks the best roasts of the moment.

Corner Little Bourke & Little William Streets
Melbourne VIC

Everyday Midtown

From Collingwood to the city.

213 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Brother Baba Budan

Another outpost of the Seven Seeds empire.

359 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


Yet another one from the Seven Seeds crew.

2/14 Crossley Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Padre Coffee Queen Victoria Market

The respected roaster's market outlet.

Queen Victoria Market Stringbean Alley Peel Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


Your best option in the Docklands.

131-141 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands VIC

Sensory Lab

Firmly focused on helping customers find new ways to appreciate coffee.

Level 1 David Jones 310 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

65 Degrees

Roasted on site.

309 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC

Little Bean Blue

Coffee made every conceivable way.

15 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC

Tom Thumb

A petite espresso bar from two old hands.

53 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000


The best coffee you'll find in a shopping center.

level 2 Shop 253 Melbourne Central
Melbourne VIC