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La Marzocco

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  • 6.8

    4 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Good service and equipment(la marzocco fb 70, fb80), but coffee is a bit too bitter and has some sort of strange, unpleasant taste at the first sip, something like cough medicine

  • 7.5

    226 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    My piccolo was deep, rich, and full of flavour. Every sip was perfectly smooth. Pretty cool atmosphere and good service too.

    1 Piccolo

  • 4.5

    454 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Came in to try the single origin from Kenya. Staff said it was fruity, i found it to be bitter. Not the best experience, considering it was $3.80. I did expect more after reading these guys had won awards in roasting.

  • 8.5

    64 reviews  ·  5 months ago

    A Melbourian friend raved about this place. I had a cracking coffee here this morning supporting my friends endorsements. Loved it. Glad I came, I drank, I'll visit again!

  • 8.8

    85 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    This place is pretty close to absolute perfection . Coffee was IMHO the best in Melbourne , consistently excellent , even when there's a long queue during the morning rush , its simply beautiful , incl latte art. Service is fantastic and food highly recommended . Love this cafe !

  • 4.0

    49 reviews  ·  5 months ago

    Overpriced , and overrated. Didn't enjoy my coffee at all.

    1 Long Black

  • 6.8

    124 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    By far, the first time I've tasted Gridlock Coffee. I had a latte; with a nice fruity taste and perfect balance. A little bit mild for my liking, but still a good place to hang around if you're in the city. Oh, i was expecting more on the latte art, but i guess the owner won't really be in... Read more

    1 Latte

  • 7.3

    301 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    This is a mixed little cafe. It has the appearance of a trendy cafe but is really filled mostly with suits. Maybe it was the time of day I was there, anyway. The service wasn't great. It's not that the staff weren't nice, just trying to order was a bit of a muddle. The coffee was good. My... Read more

  • 5.8

    46 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    So not quite sure what has gone on here, but consecutive lost/incorrect food orders and more importantly a consistent drop in coffee quality/consistency have led to this place being scratched off my CBD weekly coffee break list. Milk temperature, and - judging by its occasionally caramel-esque... Read more

    2 Flat Whites, 1 Espresso

  • 9.8

    30 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Having been a regular here, I was always well looked after. Get to taste new single origins or new blends every now and then, they sometimes even give a free cup to taste. They also knew if I were to try a single origin that doesn't cut through milk quite well, they would tell me and offer either... Read more

    1 Latte, 1 Long Macchiato

Cafe Regulars

Opening Hours
Monday6:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday6:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday6:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday6:00am - 4:00pm
Friday6:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 10:00am
Sunday10:00am - 10:00am

67 Reviews

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  • 6.8

    4 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Good service and equipment(la marzocco fb 70, fb80), but coffee is a bit too bitter and has some sort of strange, unpleasant taste at the first sip, something like cough medicine

  • 7.5

    226 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    My piccolo was deep, rich, and full of flavour. Every sip was perfectly smooth. Pretty cool atmosphere and good service too.

    1 Piccolo

  • 4.5

    454 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Came in to try the single origin from Kenya. Staff said it was fruity, i found it to be bitter. Not the best experience, considering it was $3.80. I did expect more after reading these guys had won awards in roasting.

  • 8.5

    64 reviews  ·  5 months ago

    A Melbourian friend raved about this place. I had a cracking coffee here this morning supporting my friends endorsements. Loved it. Glad I came, I drank, I'll visit again!

  • 8.8

    85 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    This place is pretty close to absolute perfection . Coffee was IMHO the best in Melbourne , consistently excellent , even when there's a long queue during the morning rush , its simply beautiful , incl latte art. Service is fantastic and food highly recommended . Love this cafe !

  • 4.0

    49 reviews  ·  5 months ago

    Overpriced , and overrated. Didn't enjoy my coffee at all.

    1 Long Black

  • 6.8

    124 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    By far, the first time I've tasted Gridlock Coffee. I had a latte; with a nice fruity taste and perfect balance. A little bit mild for my liking, but still a good place to hang around if you're in the city. Oh, i was expecting more on the latte art, but i guess the owner won't really be in... Read more

    1 Latte

  • 7.3

    301 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    This is a mixed little cafe. It has the appearance of a trendy cafe but is really filled mostly with suits. Maybe it was the time of day I was there, anyway. The service wasn't great. It's not that the staff weren't nice, just trying to order was a bit of a muddle. The coffee was good. My... Read more

  • 5.8

    46 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    So not quite sure what has gone on here, but consecutive lost/incorrect food orders and more importantly a consistent drop in coffee quality/consistency have led to this place being scratched off my CBD weekly coffee break list. Milk temperature, and - judging by its occasionally caramel-esque... Read more

    2 Flat Whites, 1 Espresso

  • 9.8

    30 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Having been a regular here, I was always well looked after. Get to taste new single origins or new blends every now and then, they sometimes even give a free cup to taste. They also knew if I were to try a single origin that doesn't cut through milk quite well, they would tell me and offer either... Read more

    1 Latte, 1 Long Macchiato

  • 4.5

    37 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    these guys are slipping, coffee still above par, but service VERY poor. lost our order again last week.

  • 6.3

    49 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Fast paced and tightly packed cafe boasting world champion barista - be careful what you boast about! Food acceptable, coffee good, but no gold here! Worth another visit

  • 9.3

    34 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Two days ago I reviewed 65 Degrees and today we are back. Is it possible for a stand out cafe to really step up another level? Yes, it is. Today's coffee blend had the smooth strength that doesn't at any point force the issue of potency over flavour. Again the preparation was excellent the... Read more

  • 8.0

    27 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Since I first reviewed this cafe, it has become my regular workplace caffeine hit on weekday mornings. 65 degrees is a veritable octopus of coordinated coffee making at peak hour. I'm guaranteed not just an awesome coffee every time, but a quick one too. For some reason, they make better coffee... Read more

    1 Skinny Latte

  • 5.8

    28 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Hot choc was pretty good.

  • 8.5

    39 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    If you remember how good 7 Grams in Richmond was a couple of years ago, you're probably familiar with the award-winning latte art stylings of Con Haralambopoulis. He and his brother Peter run a well-trained team and the work is drum-tight. They roast their own beans in the back. Sure, this place is... Read more

  • 9.0

    12 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Great for a take away. Lots of coffee but very quick and good.

  • 8.8

    22 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Perfect! It's exactly what every coffee shop/café in Melbourne should aim to be. Wasn't pretentious or "hipster ish" at all, with just a really nice and relaxed vibe. Quick service, large portioned and reasonably priced food (really tasty too) and had one of the best espresso's I've had in a long... Read more

  • 8.0

    14 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    excellent drop of espresso, great service and they're open before 7am! just wish the office was a little closer.

  • 10

    30 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    I had to write a second review. Can I do that?! I went past 65 Degrees the other day to buy some more coffee for home (my preferred at home). Of course, I also wanted to try out their latest grind. The Barista spent 3 minutes explaining (after I asked) the nuances of the specific shot he had... Read more

    3 Espressos

  • 8.5

    18 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    I just discovered this little place thanks to beanhunter. I just work in Exploration Lane which is about 2 mins walking distance and today being the first stop here, coffee is awesome!!!! I will definitely be a regular. Keep it up 65 degrees!!

  • 9.0

    16 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Great find! Ethiopian blend had a very unique sweet taste

  • 9.5

    39 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    If this cafe was a batsman, every ball would go for six. Coffee is excellent and the food doesn't disappoint. Just be aware that this cafe's reputation precedes it - last time I was there, a queue was lined up out the front door the entire time of my visit, getting their take away goodness. Service... Read more

  • 9.5

    12 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Wow...I've finally found a long mac that really hits the spot. Perfect extraction and smooth in taste.The barista's at this place are down-to-earth, friendly and are serious about their coffee. Really love the blend too, really full bodied and left a really pleasant taste afterwards. This place... Read more

    1 Long Macchiato

  • 8.0

    24 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Wonderful flat white, with beautiful intensity, smoothness and presentation.

    Unfortunately only had time for one coffee. Friendly service and obviously budget fit out.

    Look forward to returning for another.

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Name 65 Degrees
Address 309 Exhibition St, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia
Phone (03) 9662 1080
Email info@65degreescafe.com
Twitter @65Degrees
Equipment La Marzocco
Beans Gridlock Coffee
Opening Hours
Monday6:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday6:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday6:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday6:00am - 4:00pm
Friday6:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 10:00am
Sunday10:00am - 10:00am