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The Maling Room

206 Canterbury Rd,Best coffee shop & cafe Canterbury, Victoria 3126, Australia

Open until 4:30pm today

Facebook@TheMalingRoomWebsite03 9836 9889

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  • 9.0

    431 reviews  ·  3 weeks ago

    I recently had one of the most amazing filter coffee's at The Maling Room, it was worth spreading the joy with fellow coffee devotees. If in the area, head in and try the African Safari coffee. Its a perfect example of how fruity & delicious, Ethiopian and Kenyan beans can be.

    1 Cold Drip, 1 Pour Over

  • 9.3

    76 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    While in Melbourne we again visited the Maling Room Cafe. We chose with our coffee, the organic crumpets, organic food is a part of their new focus. The key to their popularity is the consistency of their coffee and the organic crumpets were excellent, the service was good. Noticed and photographed... Read more

    4 Affogatos

  • 9.0

    36 reviews  ·  4 weeks ago

    Amazing Coffee- iced pourover was fantastic.
    Love the history in this beautiful building

    1 Pour Over, 1 Latte

  • 6.8

    8 reviews  ·  2 days ago

    Boring blends... For my pallete. Maling Room is one of a zillion places that do well-made, artisan- coffee that, well, lacks punch... Where you need to order 2 coffees to feel like you've had a caffeine hit....
    Great for afternoon coffee however...

    1 Latte

  • 8.0

    129 reviews  ·  9 months ago

    The team here are passionate about serving great coffee and it is always very nice! Recommended.

  • 8.0

    173 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    I've come back to this joint a few times. Gonna have to eat my words and say "I would travel for the coffee..and the beans." I rate the place. Haven't tried their long mac. Will get on it next time. Solid soy mocha as well (shameless admission).

  • 7.5

    118 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    A very enjoyable coffee to be had here! Nice old post office building, nice feel to the place.

  • 9.0

    31 reviews  ·  5 months ago

    Find my review here:

    3 Doppios

  • 9.0

    52 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Gorgeous space (possibly the prettiest cafe in Melbourne) and equally stunning coffee. Owner Andrew roasts an array of coffees in house and on any given day they've a blend and three singles on for espresso, and one or two other beans for filter. They offer a variety of filter options (pourover... Read more

  • 9.0

    32 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    The coffee I had was easily above what it's rated here. The whole area is quite loud, but the service was quite good. The staff that I spoke to knew enough about the coffee and everyone at my table enjoyed the coffee and the food.

  • 8.5

    27 reviews  ·  11 months ago

    Got a tip about this place, and boy were we glad. If more of the eastern suburbs were saturated with this kind of superior coffee-and-food combo, there'd be less need to drift closer into the CBD. Roasting in-house is obviously a good first sign, as was the variety of beans on sale (about 6-7...... Read more

  • 9.5

    29 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Still awesome as ever

  • 2.8

    64 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    This cafe doesn't deserve the crowds that flock here on the weekend.

    The staff have no idea about coffees nor any sort of customer service.

    Try somewhere else.

  • 7.8

    119 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Have a good cup of latte (which I think need to be just a tat bit stronger), and tasted El Savador La Fany. I've thought it a bit lack in bodied, but it tasted good with sweet note. WIll definitely visit again, hoping to get the house blend (Symmetry) for home experiment.

    1 Latte, 1 Espresso

  • 2.3

    57 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    After my 4.8 score last time, I decided to give this place a second chance. Coffee was pretty average. Over-cooked shot with poorly cured milk. I've had better home made coffee. And the food? Wow. Never had such a terrible breakfast. The bacon was as thick as the plate I was eating it on. The... Read more

  • 8.8

    26 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    The Maling Room is run by some of the most dedicated and passionate coffee professionals in the industry. Andrew Lew is a perfectionist and exceptionally talented behind the machine. I'm surprised to see negative feedback towards The Maling Room because I am sure a bad experience is the exception... Read more

  • 10

    39 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    A little surprised to see this place rating below a 6. Judging by today's effort (ristretto based flat white), Maling Room are still at the top of their game. As good as I've had anywhere in months. Staff are friendly and knowledgable.

  • 8.8

    22 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Gorgeous old post office, beans pretty hard to beat. Everything roasted on site - owner Andrew knows exactly what he's doing. Latte art is always perfect, winner.

  • 9.5

    13 reviews  ·  10 months ago

    It's been a while since I popped in here. The coffee here seemed to have lost the plot in the past couple of years. I'm pleased to say that today it was back! I had a latte and it was the best I've had in two years. I could taste the big hits of berry in the blend they use. I'm tipping they use a... Read more

  • 7.0

    15 reviews  ·  6 months ago

    Coffee can be variable, but generally very good. For example yesterday I had 2 coffees. The first was excellent, the second was quite sour. I've had similar experiences in the past - perhaps it depends who is on shot duty. The hot chocolate is lovely. Excellent tasty food. The bagel is a bread roll... Read more

  • 2.0

    36 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    This place is not good. bad service, all the staff on the weekends are angry teensters who would rather be anywhere else. The service is slow, it's busier than it should be and worst of all, awful coffee.. admittedly i've only been there a couple of times.. but both times the coffee was weak, had... Read more

  • 4.3

    129 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    I couldn\'t help but feel a bit like the place was a little too busy for making a great coffee.. Not bad, the coffee did taste a little too bitter though.

  • 8.5

    15 reviews  ·  9 months ago

    Had to check these guys out after seeing them receive an award for best boutique roaster in the age good cafe guide and i'm very happy i did. Coffees were outstanding.

    1 Ristretto

  • 8.5

    15 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Been coming here for years and I can't actually recall getting anything less than quality everytime. Lattes, espressos, pour overs, cold drips, all done with fanatical attention to detail.
    Their take home selection of beans is second to none aswell. So much variety!

  • 2.8

    37 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    I went to the maling room with high expectations. But It failed. Epically.
    Coffee was average. No gluten free options. Eggs weren't cooked with vinegar so fell apart and the whole breakfast was cold. Museli was sugary and too expensive for what was served. I will not be back.

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Name The Maling Room
Address 206 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury, Melbourne, Australia
Phone 03 9836 9889
Twitter @TheMalingRoom
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Opening Hours
Monday7:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday7:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday7:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday7:00am - 4:30pm
Friday7:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday8:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday8:00am - 4:30pm