Melbourne CBD Café Recommendations

Who loves coffee? I know I cannot function without at least one caffeinated brew in the morning. Melbourne is world renowned for its superb coffee and cafés. Today I am going to share with you some Melbourne CBD Café recommendations that are located within easy walking distance from ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel:

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café


This enormously successful franchise is located just around the corner from ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel on 146 Swanson Street. Famous for its exquisite cakes and decadent desserts, the Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café also serves a delicious range of coffees and chocolate beverage delights. The café uses a unique blend of West-African cocoa beans and hazelnuts from the Mediterranean. Indulge in the ultimate treat and head over today!

Operating hours:

Monday to Wednesday: 8am – 10pm
Thursday & Friday: 8am – 11pm
Saturday: 9am – 11pm
Sunday: 9am – 10pm


Dukes at Ross House



Peter Frangoulis’ second café venture, Dukes at Ross House is passionate about sustainability and the production of fantastic coffee. The knowledgeable staff serve specialty coffee that is roasted locally, with blends that are deliberately built with the end user in mind. Located on 247 Flinders Lane, the café is fitted with recycled tiles and reclaimed timber to create a minimal, yet warm and intimate setting. Dukes at Ross House also donates a % of their sales to Ross House Community, so why not head over and grab a coffee and pastry knowing that you a supporting a business that is dedicated to giving back to the community and environment.

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7am – 4.30pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm


Brother Baba Budan

brother baba budan

Tucked away off Little Bourke Street, Brother Baba Budan specialises in sourcing specialty single origin beans to make their blends. It is a member of several specialty coffee organisations and is active with the farmers that produce their beans. ‘BBB’ as it is fondly known, is the little brother to the 7 Seeds café in Carlton and it doesn’t fail to disappoint- visually or in taste. The café itself is warm, cosy and inviting. The clusters of chairs hanging from the ceiling makes for a refreshingly unique touch. Although breakfast options are limited to just cupcakes, muffins and pastries, they make the perfect compliment to the coffee that often comes from reviewers mouth’s as one of the best in Melbourne.

Location: 359 Little Bourke Street

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7am – 5pm
Saturday : 7.30am – 5pm


Sensory Lab


The team at Sensory Lab on Level 1 at David Jones, Bourke Street are a bunch of self-confessed coffee professionals who eat, sleep and make coffee. Between the café and its sister on Little Collins Street, Sensory Lab is home to the 2016 Australian Latte Art Champion, Ben Morrow and runner up, Shin Fukayama. Often cited as one of the best cafés in Melbourne, Sensory Lab is your one stop shop for all your coffee, equipment and accessory needs. If the reasons above weren’t good enough to get you here, they also have extended trading hours for all your late night coffee needs.

Location: 310 Bourke Street

Operating Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 9.30am – 7pm
Thursday & Friday: 9.30am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 7pm


65 Degrees

65 degrees

Located at the leafy top end of Exhibition Street, 65 Degrees is a specialty café and retail outlet for Gridlock Coffee. The café roasts their beans onsite and also sell brewing accessories and equipment for the enthusiast who wants to go one step further with their coffee experience. Their single origin variety coffee includes a range of beans from Asia, Africa and South and Central America. Not only does 65 Degrees serve fantastic, flavourful coffee, but they also have a delicious food offering available including gourmet baguettes, twice cooked pork belly with crackling, grated apple coleslaw and coriander, and Gridlock coffee infused Tiramisu – yum!

Location: 309 Exhibition Street

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday: 6am – 4.30pm
Saturday: 8am – 2pm

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