There are two things Melbournians love: shopping and coffee. You and your bff can agree on a good shop, but we’re guessing your last fight was about who makes the best coffee. That first sip in the morning can be life changing (can be? More like is), and we know it all filters down to which beans are used. International or homegrown, every café seems to have a latte to say about which beans are best, but you’ll never be certain unless you give them all a shot.
Whether you’re a strong capp, long black, iced latte or even the elusive batch brew drinker, Melbs Central has some of the best bean brews to keep you caffeinated and functioning!
Coffeels all. Day. Long.
365 Foodstore uses San Pedro beans. Housing the X blend and the Cartwheel blend, 365 will also happily sell you a cup and a kilo of whichever keeps you going!
Billy’s Central uses Coffico beans. Blends created especially for and by Billy’s Central, you’ll get a brew unlike any other! They’ll happily sell you the blend as well!
Café Vita uses Vittoria beans. Iconic within Australia, you know exactly what you’re getting with these tasty espresso beans.
Hungry Bear uses Green Bean Direct beans. Created with their customers in mind, the Grizzly and Polar blends are perfect for your morning wake-me-up, or mid-day refresher. If you really can’t get enough, Hungry Bear will also sell you their blends!
Little Sparrow uses their own local roast - Little Sparrow Melbourne made of 100% Arabica beans. Their unique blend from around the world allows them to give every customer the ultimate cup of 'liquid gold' coffee.
Plantation uses Zest beans. Depending on your mood, you can choose from a couple different blends, as well as pick up a bag for your bestie (and one for you too, of course).
Soul Origin uses ST ALi beans. Loving a reliable brew as much as we do, Soul Origin has created an everyday robust house blend, and feature new blends monthly. Can’t get enough? No worries! You can purchase any of the blends – just ask the barista!
Standing Room uses Five Senses beans. The intense and rich Dark Horse blend will make this your new fave cafe. Did you know Standing Room is also the only spot in Melb Central where you can get your batch brew fix? Try it, you won’t be disappointed!
Streat uses Streat beans. Coffee you can feel good about drinking, Streat donates the proceeds from every cup to helping homeless youth around Melbourne. Serving an array of different blends each month, you can choose your brew from what you’re vibing that day! You can also pick up a bag (or two) to take home with you for the days you need a coffee before your first coffee.
Urban Fox uses Di Bella beans. Featuring the Nero blend as their house blend, you’ll wonder why you don’t drink more coffee after the first sip!