Top Cafes of 2016 - Melbourne

We’ve run the numbers! Here are the best cafes of 2016 in Melbourne, voted by real coffee lovers.

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Plug Nickel


Best cafe Plug Nickel in melbourne for 2016

My s/o espresso was solid yet quite bitter however the staff are really nice and friendly.

Best cafe LB2 Specialty Coffee in melbourne for 2016

LB2 Cafe is a boutique coffee shop in Melbourne CBD, serving up Axil and Cartel Coffee.

Absolutely buzzing on a Monday morning. The quintessential Melbourne laneway cafe, such good service and packed.. my pour over was a washed Colombian, which was a real treat.. as it cooled the bright full body flavours popped.. the care of its preparation was evident, as was the explanation of its origin once delivered.. great work, highly recommend

Very well made medium-dark blend. I don’t normally enjoy roasts that dark but enjoyed this one. Dark decor but it works. Great little find.

Best cafe Maker Fine Coffee in melbourne for 2016

Best cafe One Origin Specialty Coffee in melbourne for 2016

My late was incredible and their s/o didn’t disappoint. Really impressed and highly recommend.


The Storehouse

Mount Evelyn

Best cafe The Storehouse  in melbourne for 2016

An organic wholefoods store turned cafe. The storehouse puts meticulous time into training all staff to make coffee perfect. If you're after a milk coffee you'll be spoilt with latte art every time. The atmosphere is contemporary & inspiring and the staff could make a pauper feel like a king.


Hey Mikey

Wantirna South

Best cafe Hey Mikey in melbourne for 2016

Axil Specialty Coffee and nostalgic jaffles...


Aunty Peg's


Best cafe Aunty Peg's in melbourne for 2016

This place is just the best. Staff were hospitable and the variety of different beans and origins blew me away. A must try when in Melbourne.

Best cafe Workshop Brothers CBD in melbourne for 2016

A sweet bright and tangy Colombian espresso.. a very light body, sweetens as it cools

Best cafe Focus Melbourne in melbourne for 2016

A great strong Flattie.. nice nutty flavours with a nice aftertaste. Made exceptionally well, with great friendly service

Sorry but you lose all marks when you clean the machine 30 mins before your closing time and can't serve coffee to a customer who drives 20 mins to get one.

Best cafe Sacred Alley Espresso Bar in melbourne for 2016

We love specialty coffee and making a visit to our cafe an experience for each and every customer! All food made in-house with love. ALL-DAY BREAKFAST!



Melbourne CBD

Best cafe Patricia in melbourne for 2016

An absolutely sensational wood and co piccolo with an even better house espresso.. place was absolutely jammed packed on a Monday morning, people sprawled out everywhere, and only waited 5 mins for my coffees.. served with a friendly smile and very happy service.. great place

What a great space and friendly staff, people all over the sidewalk with a fabulous vibe.. my strong FW was on point

Amazing. Takeaway FW was quick despite a huge line of waiting customers. Colombian SO was delish and I got a glas of sparkling water while I waited! Winning!

Best cafe Wilbur's Cafe in melbourne for 2016

Great soy flat white from a place which consistently delivers excellent coffee. The food is also really good and caters for vegetarians.

Best cafe Brother Baba Budan in melbourne for 2016

Double espresso Brazilian natural had a darker roast with some caramel and honey (as promised, although didn’t get the pineapple) - tasty. Takeaway batch did the biz.

Great customer service and great coffee, a little crowded and cramped for a sit down, but the takeaway did the trick

Cutest vibe and nice coffee. Espresso could have been better but the flat white was perfect. Could stay and watch the world go by all day in this cosy place

Best cafe Mayday Coffee & Food in melbourne for 2016


Cup of Truth

Melbourne CBD

Best cafe Cup of Truth in melbourne for 2016

Such a unique location that adds to its feel. Coffee is always great and had been a part of melbs for so long.

Love it! Perfect coffee in uniquely Melbourne location. Go out of my way. But sad will close soon given Metro tunnel works. 😢

Wasn’t my vibe to sit and hang around at but my take away flat white was delicious. Would go out of my way on a daily commute if I lived in Melbourne

Best cafe Axil Coffee Roasters in melbourne for 2016



Moonee Ponds

Best cafe Nabiha in melbourne for 2016


Area Four

Melbourne CBD

Best cafe Area Four in melbourne for 2016

Best cafe Monk Bodhi Dharma in melbourne for 2016

By far the best espresso in Melbourne. staff here are friendly and knowledgeable

This place is oh so Melbourne and what a great way to finish my trip. Full marks in every way apart from the loud music. The coffee was A+

Another Melbourne highlight. Such brilliant coffee and service. The vibe is so outstanding. Lovvve it

Best cafe Velos Mazeh Musette in melbourne for 2016

Was just wandering along and was drawn into the shop. Didn’t even want a coffee at the time but ordered anyway. WOW, BEST COFFEE IN AGES. He was reluctant to give it to me in cardboard take away but I had a physio appointment to get to. Even that didn’t kill how good his coffee was. If you like a solid coffee, this is the place to come.

Adds spice to the sometimes mundane flavour of everyday life. Expect the unexpected.



South Melbourne

Best cafe Magic in melbourne for 2016

Best cafe Black Flat Coffee Brewers in melbourne for 2016

In the heart of Glen Waverley, Black Flat is your local hole in the wall coffee house. Brewing house blend from Axil Coffee Roasters on our La Marzocco GB5 and Filter Coffee from various roasters including Wood & Co, ACoffee, Proud Mary's and Maker Fine Coffee.

Best cafe Three Bags Full in melbourne for 2016

A great place for a magic and soup! Friendly staff too

Service wasn’t great. Coffee was nice! Had a flat white

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