After a two-year long renovation, Higher Ground Melbourne alas opened its doors to the public on 04 July 2016. The venue—located just across Southern Cross train station in the city—is housed within a heritage-listed 19th-century former power station and characterised by exposed brick walls, high ceilings of at least three storeys and beautiful arched windows.
Higher Ground Melbourne’s old-world charm is juxtaposed with lounge-style nooks, split-level mezzanines, potted greenery and minimalistic decors. The new dining establishment is brought to you by the same team behind Top Paddock and Kettle Black; and a formidable line-up of chefs with reputations of pushing boundaries helm this gorgeous space.
Higher Ground is the hottest brunch spot in Melbourne RN.
Ask any Australian which is the best café in Melbourne and most of them will direct you to Proud Mary.
The Collingwood café has achieved a lot over the past seven years; it was ranked as Melbourne’s Best Café in 2012 by The Age Good Food Guide and most recently, it was ranked as Australia’s second best cafe by review site Beanhunter.
What do you do when in Melbourne? You cafe-hop, stuff yourself silly with all-day brunch food, and drink as many cups of coffee as you can!
The Aussie city is a paradise for cafe lovers, and it is an addiction to cafe-hop because there will always be more good coffee for you to drink, and many more types of food for you to stuff your face in. The standards are set really high – food, drinks, decor, ambience etc. Just when you thought you might have found the best cafe, think again – is it really?
Because we promise you, you need not settle for anything less than best. Melbourne will not disappoint you with their cafe scene, and while we are still fascinated by the sheer number of options, here are our picks for the best cafes in Melbourne.
Melburnians are the most passionate foodies you would ever meet – they take immense pride in the coffee they brew, the ingredients they source and the food they prepare. Recently, the most liveable city on earth also emerged as champion for having the world’s best coffee. Here is our guide to Melbourne’s top 9 cafes where you can indulge in the freshest food and first-class coffee. Every café in this guide has a well-curated menu with vegetarian and gluten-free options.