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Despite not having the best coffee around nor being tucked away in a laneway somewhere, Federal coffee palace somehow feels very Melbourne.
They do good food, the coffee is consistent and in the higher ranks of the city cafes.
It may be a turn off to others but I also quite... Read more
It's very difficult to find coffee in the CBD at 5pm because most of the cafes close and don't want to serve customers. I tried three cafes which will remained nameless and i was told to come back tomorrow. I wandered onto the footsteps of the GPO and asked the waiter are you still serving coffee.... Read more
Walking through melbourne close to 5pm, it was hard to come by a good open coffee place, BUT we stumbled across Federal Coffee Palace... walking in the staff were lovely, really friendly upbeat guys, I asked about what they used and they didnt really know much, just an average commercial blend.... Read more
I understand why the reviews for this place are mixed it’s a shame. I don’t think a lack of machine maintenance is the issue - it’s the barista’s. I avoid this place on Mondays and Tuesdays as the Barista who works that day is terrible (although quite pleasant).
The... Read more
Coffee varies from time to time, never consistent. But the guys there are nice and friendly, I'll probably go back there but there are definitely better coffees in the same vicinity that I'll choose over federal.
Hustling bustling cafe that hugs the side of the GPO building in Melbourne. The coffee is really good. They use Genovese (which I first thought was slightly wrong!) however the barista's on hand make coffee so well it seems the brand doesn't matter. The milk is effortlessly creamy and rich but... Read more
Well what can I say..Maybe the worst coffee I have had in the CBD! I went with my wife we thought we would see what the fuss was about, I mean it is called Federal Coffee place so I would expect the coffee to be the best, not so!! I ordered a strong skinny latte which had the right tempreture but... Read more
Relax and friendly service with flawless professionalism! The coffee was wonderfully smooth, strong without being bitter and was a perfect temperature. When busy you may understandably have to wait a little but it's so worth the wait and the buzzing atmosphere is a joy sit amongst. Don't be put off... Read more