All around Melbourne, you’ll find people of every walk of life enjoying delicious coffee with a friend or two.
A Sense of Community
Instead of grabbing a cup of coffee and heading back to work to see how many things they can accomplish in a day, Melbourne folks use coffee as a reason to catch up with a friend, take a break from work, or simply fill time.
And it’s not just young hipsters who enjoy the leisure of cafe life. Sure, you’ll find a fair share of skinny jeans and man buns in cafes all across Melbourne, but you’ll find so much more than that, too.
Whether it’s a labourer taking a break, two friends having lunch, a mom out for a stroll with her toddler, or a group of executives discussing strategy, there’s no one specific group who enjoys cafe culture more than another in Melbourne. People all over the area love that neighbourhood vibe.
An Entrepreneurial Spirit
One of the reasons the cafe culture is so strong in Melbourne, especially in areas like St. Kilda and Little Collins, is because Australians are all about entrepreneurship. Because of its location and history, Australia has a huge start-up culture.
That’s perhaps the main reason coffee giants like Starbucks don’t do well in Melbourne; there was already a deep-seated love for small, local cafes. Melbournites flock to these places for many reasons, but it’s usually not just for a quick “coffee run.”
Entrepreneurs in Melbourne have experienced more freedom and have had access to more capital to start businesses in the past seven or so years than ever before. As a result of the strong mining-based Australian economy, funds aren’t an issue for many entrepreneurs. This only adds to the entrepreneurial spirit that encourages a love of cafe culture.
The Best Cafes in Melbourne
If you’re a coffee lover in Melbourne, there’s no shortage of amazing cafes to visit. Here are just a few to whet your pallet.
Market Lane – A simple, open-air cafe located at the back of the Prahan Market, serving straightforward, no-fuss coffee.
Mister Close – A culturally rich shop located in a shopping plaza in Melbourne’s centre, serving food with tastes from all around the world and coffee from Campos.
95 Espresso – Located in St. Kilda, this multi-cuisine lounge is a little hole in the wall that has become the place to go, serving breakfast, brunch, coffee, and drinks.
These are three of our favourite cafes in Melbourne, but there’s myriad other options. Check one out the next time you visit!
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