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.
The world’s most liveable city is also home to Australia’s best cafes and coffee shops. While Melbourne’s city centre is already home to a sheer number of cafes and coffee shops, the inner suburbs such as South Melbourne and Fitzroy have a lot waiting to be discovered.
From Seven Seeds Specialty Coffee to South of Johnston, here is an alternative guide to our 25 Favourite Cafes in Melbourne’s Suburbs.
A whole new world awaits when you are ready to venture out of the CBD grid system. Please share with us your favourite cafe haunts too!
If you are looking for a memorable dining experience in Melbourne, the beautiful Mart 130 Café is where you would want to go. Mart 130 Café is a refurbished stationmaster building and is located directly beside an operating tram stop in Middle Park. The concept is indeed one-of-a-kind.
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.
What is arguably among the best cafes in Melbourne is The Hardware Société.
So, prior to our trip to Melbourne, we heard so much about The Hard Société. It is extremely popular among both locals and visitors, and the daily queue says it all. It was breakfast for us one breezy morning, and we endured a wait of about twenty minutes before we were seated at the outdoors.
It was barely 9am when we finally found ourselves walking down the alley of South Melbourne and stepping in to the huge cafe, but the place was already packed with breakfast-goers and coffee lovers. Bustling and full of chatter, St ALi Coffee Roasters – one of the pioneers of specialty coffee in Melbourne – is awake and full of life.
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.