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SEATS: 75 BEANS: 5 SENSES PREP: ESPRESSO (SYNESSO), CLOVER, POUROVER THE SKINNY: Designed and built by its owners in 10 wks on site of old Denton Mills Hat Factory (1888). Owners’ 3rd cafe, after well received ‘Apte’ and ‘Liar Liar’. Look for original handwriting on wall from the Hat Factory workmen in 1930 listing their tips for the 1930 Melbourne Cup (which none other than Pharlap went on to win!) Cakes and slices are made on site also.

Cnr Nicholson and Mollison Sts, Abbotsford www.threebagsfullcafe.com e.info@threebagsfullcafe.com t.039 421 2732 Weekdays: 7am-4pm Saturdays: 8am-4pm Sundays: 8am-4pm

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SEATS: 30 BEANS: GRIDLOCK COFFEE PREP: ESPRESSO (LA MARZOCCO)

309 Exhibition St, CBD www.gridlockcoffee.com.au e.con@gridlockcoffee.com.au t.039 662 1080 Weekdays: 6am-4pm Saturdays: Closed Sundays: Closed

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THE SKINNY: Beautiful leadlight windows + heritage style shop front. Energetic twin brothers Peter & Con make consistent, world class, coffee. Chase the brown down with focaccias, home made Greek savoury pastries, and plenty of sweets. Believe what the sticker on the window says: home of World Champion Barista. All blends roasted by brothers off site.

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> WHERE + WHEN? 1 Vision Drv, Burwood East e. xlfoods@bigpond.com Weekdays: 8am-4pm Saturdays: Closed Sundays: Closed

THE SKINNY: Run by a bro and sis team in the World Vision offices, Atrium is a taste of the CBD in the ‘burbs’. Everything here refreshingly made in-house. Your GPS and second sense better both be in tune as Atrium is hard to find, even for locals. Mainly serving World Vision in-housers but open to all. *Atomica developed their Organic Fairtrade blend specifically for us.

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SEATS: 40 BEANS: SMALL BATCH SPECIALTY COFFEE PREP: ESPRESSO, POUROVER, SYPHON + CHEMEX. THE SKINNY: Housed in the old WB Ellis auction house in what is fast becoming a new Melb hotspot. Roasting on site ensures a fresh cup everytime. AR are purveyors of specialty coffee and also do food well and serve with cheeky smiles. Good spot to try single origins and various brewing techniques.

103-107 Errol St North Melbourne www.auctionroomscafe.com.au e.info@auctionroomscafe.com.au t.039 326 7749 Mon to Wed: 7.30am-4pm Thurs + Fri: 7.30am-10pm Saturdays: 8am-10pm Sundays: 8am-4pm

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SEATS: 120 BEANS: GLOBAL CAFE DIRECT PREP: ESPRESSO (WEGA)

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THE SKINNY: With its soft lighting and warm, casual atmosphere, Boheme is well located in the heart of Bridge Rd Richmond. Ample parking across the road ensures that Boheme is a welcome reprieve from any day bargain shopping. Big enough to bring your friends, and a couch to keep you all comfy. Extensive food menu also.

368 Bridge Road, Richmond www.bohemerestaurantbar.com.au e.kovacic_marc@yahoo.com.au t.039 425 000

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SEATS: 20 BEANS: St ALi PREP: ESPRESSO (LA MARZOCCO LINEA) + HARIO SYPHON

8 Rankins Lane, CBD www.broodbox.com.au e.info@broodbox.com.au t.039 768 822

THE SKINNY: Tucked away in a funky laneway in the CBD - this one is hard to find. Was a reknowned art gallery for years but has recently been turned into an eclectic cafe. Art shows give a new perspective on the place every month or so. Coffee is served from a 70’s caravan which has been customized to suit and painted by Drewfunk. One of the best kept secrets in the CBD... St

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SEATS: 150 BEANS: FAIR TRADE ORGANIC PREP: ESPRESSO (CIMBALI)

103 Flinders Lane, CBD www.cafekinetic.com e.cafekinetic@optusnet.com t.039 662 4533

THE SKINNY: Awarded 2 beans out of an illustrious three by ‘Melbourne Coffee Review’ and voted in the top ten in the CBD. Cafe Kinetic has also been awarded for its interior fit out. With awarded coffee and backdrop your eyes will be as comfy as your tastebuds. A large venue with plenty of room for friends and family.

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SEATS: 12 BEANS: CONTRACT ROAST. BLENDS. SINGLE ORIGINS PREP: ESPRESSO (LA MARZOCCO GB5)

330 Collins St, CBD www.cafenatics.com.au t.039 642 4000

THE SKINNY: The 10+ Cafenatics CBD cafes (growing daily) in no way represent your ‘typical coffee chain’. They all have starkly different fitouts and to a degree have different coffee prep and food offerings too. It is their differences that surpisingly tie them all together. Teadrop tea, Selection of organic drinks. 20 gourmet panini types made fresh daily. House made sweets.

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SEATS: 60 BEANS: CONTRACT ROAST. BLENDS. SINGLE ORIGINS PREP: ESPRESSO (LA MARZOCCO FB80)

414 Latrobe St, CBD www.cafenatics.com.au t.039 642 4684

THE SKINNY: Arguably one of the more subdued Cafenatics interiors - but still wreaks of ‘Natics class. Silver coffee contraption is understated in comparison other Cafenatics machines but still winks to the wise. Cup of Excellence when available. Teadrop tea plus a selection of organic drinks. 21 gourmet panini types made fresh daily. House made sweets.

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SEATS: 70 BEANS: CONTRACT ROAST. BLENDS. SINGLE ORIGINS PREP: ESPRESSO (LA MARZOCCO FB80)

QV Red Cape Lane www.cafenatics.com.au t.039 654 9096

THE SKINNY: Cafenatics QV’s stark white FB80 will poke your eyes out as you walk to the counter. Cafenatics always make their machines the stars and QV is no different, in an uber interior designed space reminiscent of a wine bar. A mature, ‘QV-esque’, kind of coffee experience and different to some of the other Cafenatics offerings. Horses for Courses. Who’s complaining when the coffee is this good?

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SEATS: 60 BEANS: CONTRACT ROAST. BLENDS. SINGLE ORIGINS PREP: ESPRESSO. (LA MARZOCCO GREEN FB80)

500 Collins St, CBD www.cafenatics.com.au t.039 624 4440

THE SKINNY: This cafe sits strong in an ex ‘waffleceiling’ in a hidden lane way just off Collins St. Well disguised, it is obvious that this ex corporate has had a Cafenatics makeover and that its patrons are thankful of the fact. Along with the usual coffee suspects and suits expect Teadrop Tea, organic drinks, 27 gourmet paninis, a la carte menu + sweets.

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SEATS: N/A BEANS: CONTRACT ROAST. BLENDS. SINGLE ORIGINS PREP: ESPRESSO (LA MARZOCCO FB80) THE SKINNY: An oasis amidst the towering corporateness of its Southbank backdrop. Burned plywood designs signal a bold cafe, certainly not shy of its surroundings. Paninis here are popular fare and the waft of fresh well extracted coffee pulls tie wearers out in their droves. Teadrop tea and a selection of organic drinks also available to soothe the weary banker in you.

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SEATS: 120 BEANS: CONTRACT, BLENDS, SINGLE ORIGINS PREP: LA MARZOCCO FB80, MISTRAL. POUR OVERS

500 Bourke St, CBD (Under NAB building) www.cafenatics.com.au t.03 9670 7445

THE SKINNY: Custom built paddle group mistral side by side with a one of a kind paddle group La Marzocco FB80. Serving C.O.E. when available. Geekfest! Zwei Interior Architecture fit out within the existing fabric of the space. 3D feature wall that compliments the timber flooring, finishing with black marble bench tops.

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SEATS: 50 BEANS: CONTRACT ROAST. BLENDS. SINGLE ORIGINS PREP: ESPRESSO. PINK LA MARZOCCO FB70

447 Collins St, CBD www.cafenatics.com.au t. 039 621 1171

THE SKINNY: Another somewhat subdued Cafenatics interior. Understated like some in the chain to fit in with its environment. Then, you are suddenly slapped in the face with the Bright pink La Marzocco which never fails to impress with its output at the hands of one of the many talented Cafenatics Baristi. Teadrop tea, organic drinks and 24 panini fresh daily.

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SEATS: 80 BEANS: CONTRACT ROAST. BLENDS. SINGLE ORIGINS PREP: ESPRESSO. LA MARZOCCO WHITE FB80

387 Flinders La, CBD www.cafenatics.com.au t.039 614 0995

THE SKINNY: Housed in a heritage listed building with an impressive outdoor deck. As with all Cafenatics, interior is built to impress. Assortment of contract roasts, rotating single origins and Cup Of Excellence coffees up for grabs when available. Treat yourself! Teadrop Tea. Selection of organic drinks. 20 gourmet panini types made fresh daily and a full al a carte menu to boot.

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SEATS: 110 BEANS: CONTRACT ROAST. BLENDS. SINGLE ORIGINS PREP: SYNESSO

10 Village St, CBD www.cafenatics.com.au t.039 642 1551

THE SKINNY: Amazing coffee in amazing surrounds. This interior needs to be seen to be believed, with curved, illustrated plywood and walls screaming with colour. Tea from Larsen and Thompson. Selection of organic drinks. 27 gourmet panini types made fresh daily and a full al a carte menu plus inhouse made sweets.

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THE SKINNY: “Deliciously organised chaos and that transplanted from Rome authenticity” said Age Cheap Eats about Carlton Espresso. Accordingly expect ‘Authentic Italian waiters’, concrete floors, modular furniture, minimal decoration and no fuss service. Renowned pizza by the slice and, of course, great Italian coffee and service to wash it down with.

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SEATS: 3 BEANS: FIVE SENSES PREP: ESPRESSO (SYNESSO CYNCRA). HARIO COLD DRIP

12 Campbell Arcade Degraves St, CBD www.cupoftruth.com.au e.cotalyst@cupoftruth.com. au t.0415 962 922

THE SKINNY: Hard to find, The C.O.T. is located in the Degraves St underpass (beneath Flinders St). Literally a hole in the wall you could miss it in a blink. Custom ’Flying Puck’ house blend and single origins, take home beans, Clever Coffee Drippers, HookTurn reusable cups & Reg Barber tampers. Both owners ex Vue de Monde baristas.

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35 Market St www.deadmanespresso.com.au e. luke@deadmanespresso. com.au t.039 686 2255 Weekdays: 7am-4pm Saturdays: 7am-4pm Sundays: 8am-4pm

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SEATS: 67 BEANS: DIMATTINA PREP: ESPRESSO (MIRAGE TRIPLETTE). PROBAT

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DUKES COFFEE ROASTERS

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SEATS: 70 BEANS: DUKES BLEND, SINGLE ESTATE, CO-OP. PREP: ESPRESSO (MISTRAL), SYPHON. JOPER ROASTER THE SKINNY: Designed and built using as many recycled materials as possible. Central bar clad in timber salvaged from an old woolstore, explosion proof pendant lights overhang bar sourced from defunct 1930’s textile factory in Wisconsin USA. 15kg Joper roaster is the focal point behind a protective black steel cage at back of cafe.

169 Chapel St, Windsor www.dukescoffee.com.au e.peter@dukescoffee.com.au t.039 521 4884 Weekdays: 7am-5pm Saturdays: 8am-5pm Sundays: 8am-5pm

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IL DAGO: CONFESS TO THECAFFIEND WOGS (+1 NEWISH WOKBOY) Since the early days of ‘Wogs out of Work’, Acropolis Now and Wogboy, ethnic comedy has made a huge impact on Australia’s cultural landscape. It gives us an opportunity to reflect on the quirky side of the cultures and traditions that make us such a rich society today, while at the same time highlighting the similar qualities that can be found in every family of any cultural background. After the roaring success of Il Dago

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back in 2007, the boys are back in town, this time with their very own WOK-BOY, Jason Chong bringing his own mix of Asian humour to the table. For those who aren’t familiar with the show... It’s a musical comedy. Il Dago is a collection of Australia’s best stand-up comics: Joe Avati, Simon Palomares and the irrepressible George Kapiniaris. It is also a take off of operatic group, Il Divo. That came about quite simply


IL DAGO: CONFESS TO THECAFFIEND WOGS (+1 WOKBOY) because, as the producer of the show, Joe Avati explains, “I said to the other guys, I wanna produce a show with some clever - but clean - wog humour. We’ll get dressed up in suits, we’ll look really schmick, Las Vegas-style like Il Divo, right?” And one of the other guys said “...And we’ll call it Il Dago.”

comedy scene and take a drink from the Devils cup at a local favourite, Dundas Place Cafe in Albert Park! Look out for them nationally, season commences April 8 2010. http://www.joeavati.com/ildago/

With Il Dago 2 about to commence its tour of Australia, it seemed a great time to take the confession of these stalwarts of the Australian stand up

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ECLIPSE SPECIALTY COFFEE

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SEATS: 50 BEANS: ECLIPSE CONTRACT ROAST PREP: ESPRESSO (SYNESSO HYDRA)

Rear 7A/495 Collins St, CBD Entry via Flinders Ln www.eclipsecoffee.com.au t.N/A

THE SKINNY: Not one to brag. Dimly lit with exposed brick walls and light wood accents ensure this ‘Concept’ cafe from Joseph Haddad looks the goods. It then delivers them through a mix of latte, barista and cupping champions and avid competitors. Very little signage and hard to find. Most people stumble in and then keep coming back. Larsen and Thompson teas, a selection of panini and a la carte menu.

Weekdays: 7am-5pm Saturdays: CLOSED Sundays: CLOSED

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SEATS: 20 BEANS: ESPRESSO ELEMENTS HOUSE BLEND PREP: ESPRESSO (ECM VENEZIANO) THE SKINNY: ‘Espresso Bar & Coffee House’ rather than a ‘Cafe’ (limited food selection, emphasis on quality beverages and retail). Equipment, products and accessories for home use available in store. Knowledgeable staff to advise on equipment, coffee beans, accessories and service. Teas + Euro style choc also available. Roast for retail and trade.

305 Hampton St, Hampton www.espressoelements.com.au e.info@espressoelements.com.au t.039 597 0262 Weekdays: 7am-5pm Saturdays: 8am-5pm Sundays: 8am-5pm

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FOXY BROWN

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Weekdays: 7am-5pm Saturdays: 8am-5pm

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THE SKINNY: Some say it’s ‘The Best Damn Brown in Town’, built on sustainable and ecological principles and serving organic produce. Foxy has fast carved out a strong niche in the speciality coffee market serving Fairtrade Foxy Espresso blend and a rotating selection of approx a dz single origin and single estates. Extensive seating in and out and its location along a residential street feels miles away from the city. Clarke St

31a South Crescent, Northcote, 3070 www.foxybrown.com.au e.hello@foxybrown.com.au t.039 481 4454

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SEATS: 40 BEANS: SENSORY LAB / 5 SENSES PREP: CLOVER. SYPHON. ESPRESSO

90 Kinkora Rd, Hawthorn www.liarliarcafe.com.au e.info@liarliarcafe.com.au t.039 818 8864

THE SKINNY: City cafe cool in the heart of Hawthorn - finally. Liar Liar is slick. The staff are cool, the decor is minimalist, but warm. Exceptional food, and coffee of course (Sensory Labs) that some might be familiar with from Liar’s acclaimed sister cafes St ALi in Sth Melbs and Outpost in Sth Yarra.

Weekdays: 7am-5pm Saturdays: 8am-5pm Sundays: 8am-5pm

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GroundsZero has only one objective: to remove all spent coffee grounds from landfill. It’s all about trying to save the earth, one cup of coffee at a time. The GroundsZero collection program is the biggest environmental step that has been taken for decades to help reduce landfill. We think it’s about time we accepted responsibility for our waste (the by product of our consumption habits). As such, we are committed to the complete removal of ALL coffee grounds from landfill. We collect spent coffee

grounds in a systematic way from all coffee production points (commercial, corporate or residential) and divert organic waste into green recycling and compost. GroundsZero aims to collect 50 tonnes of coffee grounds within the first 12 months of operation. GroundsZero is being piloted with support from:

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VEOLIA Environmental Services National Foods Short Blk Villa and Hut Malatesta Corporation

NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! Register now online @ www.groundszero.com.au Major Supporters:


THE MALING ROOM

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SEATS: 70 BEANS: THE MALING ROOM PREP: ESPRESSO (SYNESSO), KYOTO STYLE DRIP THE SKINNY: The ambience at the heritage listed The Maling Room is unlike any other cafe in Melbourne. Formerly the old Canterbury Post Office, Specialty coffee offerings include exclusive single origins from around the world. Maling Room has recently added a micro-roastery on-site so freshness is also guaranteed.

206 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury www.malingroom.com.au t.039 836 9889 Weekdays: 7am-4.30pm Saturdays: 7am-4.30pm Sundays: 7am-4.30pm

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MARKET LANE

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SEATS: N/A BEANS: MARKET LANE, SINGLE ESTATES PREP: CLOVER, ESPRESSO, POUROVER, CUPPING

Shop 13 Prahran Market 163 Commercial Rd, Prahran www.marketlane.com.au e.hello@marketlane.com.au t.039 818 8864

THE SKINNY: A specialty roaster and retailer that sources, roasts and serves. Market Lane seek out distinctive beans that can stand on their own without blending and roasts them on-site in small batches. Coffee offerings change with the seasons which means espresso blends and single estates offered throughout the year will vary. Cupping available when open @ 11am daily.

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Mondays: Closed Weekdays: 7am-5pm Saturdays: 8am-5pm Sundays: 10am-2pm

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MIDALI ESPRESSO

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SEATS: 22 BEANS: MIDALI BLEND ROASTED BY RIO COFFEE PREP: ESPRESSO (MODIFIED WEGA POLARIS)

261 Carlisle Street Balaclava www.midali.com.au e.info@midali.com.au t.0458 643 254

THE SKINNY: Consistent espresso coffee, cold drinks and bagels in a hurry. Midali grind on demand and use two roasts per week to ensure coffee is within roast date window. The only cafe in Melbourne using their unique blend. Watch the barista make your coffee on a plasma screen at the rear of the cafe for an interesting twist.

Weekdays: 7am-6pm Saturdays: 7am-6pm Sundays: 7am-6pm

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SEATS: 60 BEANS: ALLPRESS SUPREMO + GUEST BEAN PREP: ESPRESSO (LA MARZOCCO LINEA)

2/19 Grey Street St. Kilda www.missjackson.com.au e.missjackson@missjackson.com.au t.039 534 8415

THE SKINNY: Tucked away, but oh so close to the action. Great quality and well thought out coffee delivery and a lush, seasonal, menu. Architecture here has character: there are nooks, soaring ceilings, cosy alcoves with bench seats and an outdoor deck that you can smell the sea from. The inside scoop: the alcove used to be a loo and they did the fit out themselves – no shit!

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OUTPOST

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SEATS: N/A BEANS: SENSORY LAB, C.O.E + SINGLE ESTATE PREP: LA MARZOCCO, HARIO SYPHON, HARIO COLD DRIP

Weekdays: 7am-5pm Saturdays: 8am-4pm Sundays: 8am-4pm

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THE SKINNY: “I grew up in food and spent the better half of my life working in fine dining venues around the world. I always wanted to settle here in Australia (where I was brought up) and do something cool here. I believe Melbourne is the food culture capital of the world.” - Head Chef, Paul Jewson. Salvatore Malatesta brings the coffee pedigree into the mixDomain Rd from renowned St ALi. Expect the bestof both.

Yarra Lane, South Yarra www.outpostcafe.com.au e.outpost@outpostcafe.com.au t.039 827 8588

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SEATS: N/A BEANS: DIMATTINA PREP: ESPRESSO

79 Parkers Rd, Parkdale e. sayyeah@optusnet.com.au t.039 588 2821

THE SKINNY: Vibrant restaurant cafe with prices and personality to please in the leafy bayside suburb of Parkdale. A popular favourite with the locals and proof that good quality coffee is available outside of the CBD. Finally the ‘nectar of the gods’ is seeping into the suburban woodwork! Quality + reasonably priced food and an eclectic fit out round off a good offering.

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PRIMARY

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SEATS: N/A BEANS: VENEZIANO PREP: ESPRESSO (LA MARZOCCO GB5)

399 Royal Parade, Parkville e.kendy.gable@gmail.com t.039 380 5122

THE SKINNY: Located opposite Carlton football Club on leafy Royal parade. Modern interior and a buzzing vibe with really friendly welcoming staff and great coffee. Hard to miss the shiny La Marzocco. Primary also offer an array of different single origins every week for those that want to try something different.

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PROUD MARY

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SEATS: N/A BEANS: FIVE SENSES. SMALL BATCH. PREP: 6 GROUP GIANT SYNESSO. CLOVER. PRESS

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THE SKINNY: Sometimes a big machine equals great coffee. Other times not. This is not just a big machine, it is enormous and the coffee backs it with 3 groups tuned to single origins on offer. Synesso have this ‘stretch-ferrari’ on their own blog. Serious coffee and tea (timed infusions), even down to humidity controlled coffee storage set up by Nolan Hirte to remain around 15-16c.

172 Oxford Street, Collingwood t.039 417 5930

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SENSORY LABS

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SEATS: 30 BEANS: SENSORY LAB, SINGLE ORIGINS + PREP: SYPHON, ESPRESSO, POUROVER, COLD DRIP

297 Lt Collins St. CBD www.sensorylab.com.au e. matt@sensorylab.com.au t.039 643 2610

THE SKINNY: More school than cafe. If you want to learn about coffee, then Sensory Lab is a must visit. Their business is the ‘science of specialty coffee’. It is an education platform and ‘cellar door experience’, that encourages people to drink coffee mindfully. Think ‘next level’ in education on the wonderful agricultural product that is coffee.

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SEATS: 40 BEANS: COFFEE SUPREME (BOXER) PREP: ESPRESSO (SAN MARCO 85E)

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155 Bay Street, Port Melbourne www.sevenam.com.au e.jason@sevenam.com.au t.039 078 5776

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SEATS: 60 BEANS: ‘SOCIAL BLEND’ SOCIAL ROASTING COMPANY PREP: ESPRESSO (LA MARZOCCO FB80)

307 Racecourse Rd, Flemington www.socialroasting.com.au e.roasting@socialroasting.com.au t.039 372 3288

THE SKINNY: A boutique coffee roastery/cafe with two other espresso outlets in Melbourne. Focused on providing blends and top single origins roasted with vintage 12kg probat roaster. SRC beans are delivered all over Melbourne on a big green custom bicycle, rain hail or shine! A social enterprise with focus on employment and environmental initiatives.

Weekdays: 7am-5pm Saturdays: 8am-5pm Sundays: 8am-5pm

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SEATS: 60 BEANS: St ALi PREP: ESPRESSO(SLAYER+SYNESSO),SYPHON,POUROVER,DRIP

12-18 Yarra Pl, Sth Melb www.stali.com.au e.matt@stali.com.au t.039 686 2990

THE SKINNY: True Melbournian laneway style, housed in an old St. John’s ambulance centre. In season specialty coffees roasted fresh daily on-site coupled with middle eastern style food and a generally easy going crowd. A part of Melbourne coffee royalty and one to visit if you haven’t yet. Also home to the uber cool hand crafted Slayer Espresso machine.

Weekdays: 7.30am-5pm Saturdays: 7.30am-11pm Sundays: 8am-5pm

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STUDIO MOVIDA

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SEATS: 25 BEANS: VENEZIANO PREP: ESPRESSO (LA MARZOCCO), SYPHON, CHEMEX

138 Cotham Rd, Kew www.studiomovida.biz e.info@studiomovida.biz t.039 817 4954

THE SKINNY: A little treasure found in Kew. Passionate about all things coffee and strangely enough, all things fitness. In an unusual pairing, Studio Movida is both a personal fitness studio and a pretty damn fine cafe. Why can’t the two go hand in hand? I hear caffeine before a workout really gets the heart started. Also serve Camellia Specialty Teas.

Weekdays: 7am-5pm Saturdays: 7am-1pm Sundays: Closed

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THE FIRST POUR

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SEATS: 50 BEANS: VENEZIANO PREP: ESPRESSO (LA MARZOCCO), CHEMEX

20-26 Bond Street, Abbotsford ww.venezianocoffee.com.au e.sales@venezianocoffee.com.au t.039 421 5585

THE SKINNY: Veneziano Coffee’s showroom, espresso bar and barista school. Sample blends and select single origins. Baristas serve coffee made to perfection and help you select the perfect blend to use at home. Weekly cupping sessions, roast your own or train with champion baristas.

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SHORT BLK ISSUE 01: MELBOURNE  

Cafe finder for MElbourne City. One in a series. More cities and issues to come.

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