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Collective Espresso

3 Cookson Street,Best coffee shop & cafe Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia

Closed until 8:00am today

Facebook(03) 9882 8995

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  • 8.5

    81 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Great service and delicious flat white!

    1 Flat White

  • 8.0

    36 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Great food and coffee. Definitely worth the wait!
    These guys know how to serve a decent coffee, and not burn the milk. It may not seem like much, but it can be the difference between a café you visit once, and a café you go to regularly.

    1 Flat White

  • 7.8

    39 reviews  ·  2 weeks ago

    Great breakfast- poached eggs done perfectly.
    Coffee was solid.

    1 Short Macchiato

  • 9.3

    4 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    This is the second time I have been here and both times have been stand out. Staff are friendly and helpful & service is quick. Coffee is rich with chocolate notes and the milk is good. Food is amazing. Had the "collective sigh of relief" which is more than enough for someone who is... Read more

    1 Piccolo, 1 Flat White

  • 7.3

    173 reviews  ·  11 months ago

    I had really high expectations of this place. The coffee did the job, but it wasn't the top notch stuff I thought it would be. Breakfast was ridiculously good though, one of the bests I have had. Will come back again for sure!

  • 8.5

    129 reviews  ·  11 months ago

    This is one of my favourite places for coffee in Melbourne.

  • 6.5

    129 reviews  ·  6 months ago

    Had a couple of good long blacks from here this morning. I wouldn't say the coffee was amazing, but it wasn't too bad.

  • 8.8

    119 reviews  ·  10 months ago

    I've just had a good pour over from Padre beans (i believe its Ethiopian?), which was light acidity and sweet citrus notes. Definitely worth the visit. I was quite full, so I'll the try milk base coffee on the next visit.

    1 Pour Over

  • 8.3

    169 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    Located just metres from Camberwell Station and the Burke Road tram, getting here could not be any easier! In fact, as a pre-transport caffeinated location, none in Camberwell betters this establishment. From the outside, a solitary indoor plant is met with a pseudo-Corinthian column made solely... Read more

  • 8.8

    55 reviews  ·  7 months ago

    One of the best Short Macs I've had!!
    Led Zeppelin cranked topped it off :)

  • 7.3

    300 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    This is a nice little cafe just next to the station.

    My cappuccino was good. Not amazing, just what you would expect. Went cold quite quickly, but that was probably cause it was freezing outside, not so much poor barista skills. After moving inside all was well.

    Service was on par with usual.

  • 9.0

    65 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    I was introduced to Collective by a coffee-addicted mate and it's now in my top 3 favourite cafes! Coffees are consistently delicious, smooth and full flavoured. They're quick with their service and not phased by busy times or quiet times. The staff are warm and friendly too. The meals - brekky... Read more

  • 8.5

    26 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Great coffee and food, especially liked my breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast with spinach, thick-cut bacon and three types of mushrooms. The long black coffee on the day was full-flavoured and not bitter.

  • 8.8

    17 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Fantastic coffee and food! Will definitely recommend to friends!

  • 8.0

    29 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Excellent. Perhaps teach your waiters what single origin is, but that is surprisingly common.

  • 8.0

    53 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    Its hard to find somewhere as homely as Collective espresso. The beautifully extracted Five senses espresso and the odd single origin, coupled with well textured milk makes for a stand out cafe in its self. But where Collective really shines is the service. The chaps here know coffee, but still... Read more

  • 8.3

    21 reviews  ·  11 months ago

    Great coffee just wish the place was bigger so I can try a meal.

  • 8.5

    16 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Awesome well made smooth 5 senses coffee.

  • 7.0

    17 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Yeah this is not bad - certinally the best in Camberwell (until coffeehead opened up that is). A farily limited range of coffee's avalible. I don't think they'd do very well in the CBD but the food is good and the seating is not bad if it isn't too ful. Staff very friendly - a solid option I say.

  • 8.8

    15 reviews  ·  5 months ago

    Awesome coffee, service, banging tunes. Never been disappointed. Twig loved it too.
    Nuff said

    1 Long Black, 1 Pour Over

  • 7.0

    27 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    I like the boldness of this cafe. Whereas other cafes in Camberwell cater for middle class, middle aged diners, this place is free spirited and appeals to the young at heart. I like the long wooden communal table with its high stools, the white walls and the encased signage full of disposable... Read more

  • 8.5

    34 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Awesome. Great coffee, food and service in a space with a nice feel.

  • 9.0

    7 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    A great place with brilliant staff

  • 7.3

    13 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Nice coffee and can't wait to go back to try the breakfast!

  • 8.5

    9 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Excellent coffee and beautiful breakkie. A small shop, but that's half the charm!

Brewing Methods




Five Senses Coffee

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Detailed Information

Name Collective Espresso
Address 3 Cookson Street, Camberwell, Melbourne, Australia
Phone (03) 9882 8995
Brewing Methods
Equipment Synesso
Beans Five Senses Coffee
Opening Hours
Monday7:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday7:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 4:00pm
Friday7:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday7:00am - 4:00pm