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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#1

Plug Nickel

Collingwood

Best cafe Plug Nickel in melbourne for 2016

Excellent decision to drop in on the way home. Quality espressi in an interesting space.

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.

My Local for many years love this place choice of coffees and am a great fan of the Cartel filters. keep it up.

Solid espresso from Axil. Speedy service with a good buzz to the place.

Best cafe Maker Fine Coffee in melbourne for 2016

This place rocks. Such well roasted coffee. Great staff. Love these guys.

Best cafe One Origin Specialty Coffee in melbourne for 2016

I don’t come here for service or atmosphere..although they are both good. I come here for the coffee, the coffee is amazing..always amazing!!

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

#5

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.

The Storehouse has evolved in the 3.5 years that it has been my local. The focus has removed from wholesale organic food store with coffee to cafe with a few ingredients for sale. However that focus shows as an improved and expanded menu including the most delicious cakes, muffins, doughnuts and tarts, with many vegan and raw options. The excellent Capulus coffee has also been replaced with Storehouses own roast. This could have been a disaster and the first few weeks with the new beans had me worried but now I’m pleased to say the quality has returned and my long black is invariably excellent. What has not changed is the quality and enthusiasm of the staff. You will not find better. The bad news now - you will find you cannot drink coffee elsewhere because you have been thoroughly spoilt here!

Coffee is consistently great, milk is creamy and coffee has a unique and strong flavour. Staff are always very friendly and personable. Raw treats and breakfasts are wholesome and delicious, you can tell a lot of care has been put into making them. Also kid friendly. The Storehouse is our local favorite for sure.

Great to see a cafe using the best alternative mills available. Good atmosphere and heaps of food options. Coffee was smooth and well textured

#6

Hey Mikey

Wantirna South

Best cafe Hey Mikey in melbourne for 2016

Axil Specialty Coffee and nostalgic jaffles...

On the recommendation of Beanhunter, I walked for ages to find this place... And it was worth it. Great coffee & light meal options.

This place is amazing coffee every time. Reliable and if I'm ever in the area I always get coffee here.

#7

Aunty Peg's

Collingwood

Best cafe Aunty Peg's in melbourne for 2016

The roasting has improved. Great execution of what coffee can be. A must visit place.

Came here over the Christmas break, and they had a great offering. Staff are always a pleasure.

Best cafe Workshop Brothers CBD in melbourne for 2016

The Queen St Workshop Brother has a different feel to its older brother in Glen Huntly. Sure, it is typically quite busy, especially on sunny days when patrons tend to sit outside and soak in the sun, but the flavours of the coffee are somehow different too. I’ve tried the various single origins, which are too fruity for my palate, but even the espresso blend seems to have a lighter, fruitier feel to it - certainly not the style I like.

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

Best cafe Focus Melbourne in melbourne for 2016

Best coffee in Melbourne! Ive been to around 20 different Beanhunter listed coffee shops in Melbourne and find myself coming back to Focus! Single origin Ethiopian is one of the best coffees I’ve had! Ken the barista knows his stuff and his attention to detail shows in the cup!

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

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!

#12

Patricia

Melbourne CBD

Best cafe Patricia in melbourne for 2016

We felt welcome and loved the minute we walked in. The coffee was amazing, the customer service was even better. Leaving with our own container of Kenyan single origin filter coffee... great experience...

Best cafe Franklin Windsor in melbourne for 2016

Great coffee, good practical menu and friendly staff.

Best cafe Wilbur's Cafe in melbourne for 2016

Best cafe Brother Baba Budan in melbourne for 2016

Awesome coffee. Best one I’ve had in a while.

A trip to Melbourne means a visit to Brother Baba Budan. It's an essential location for those passionate about their coffee. The product is always excellent. Even though I've been gone for months, nothing has changed and they're still producing beautiful coffee. Combine that with the quirky decor and you've got a wonderful inner city coffee experience.

#19

Cup of Truth

Melbourne CBD

Best cafe Cup of Truth in melbourne for 2016

Small batch Kenyan peaberry double espresso tasted of Christmas pudding - juicy and lip smackingly good Filter was a bit cranberry juice, pretty good but spro was the star.

Bang on! These guys are legends and know their coffee. Love their brews and love the banter.

Big juicy espresso went down very nicely. FW to-go had silky milk and a nice nutty vibe

Best cafe The Coffee Cupboard in melbourne for 2016

They know their coffee. Offering a Raspberry Candy blend. It was very smooth and no after taste. Would highly recommend.

Best cafe Pardon Coffee in melbourne for 2016

Decent coffee offering. Nice people. Warm and cozy.

Pardon Coffee was a great find. Nice to while away an hour or 2 given the great coffee and friendly team.

Disappointing. The milk was overheated and the barista showed zero skill. No latte art or even any care when pouring the milk. She simply slopped the milk on top of the espresso. Neither the person who took my order nor the barista smiled or were friendly. Perhaps this place is getting complacent.

Best cafe Axil Coffee Roasters in melbourne for 2016

A beauty of a single espresso.. great breakfast and good vibes. Still going strong

#23

Nabiha

Moonee Ponds

Best cafe Nabiha in melbourne for 2016

#24

Area Four

Melbourne CBD

Best cafe Area Four in melbourne for 2016

Well made coffee, but the roast was not to my liking. Very good service, great decor and friendly staff. Worth visiting, if not making it your regular!

The coffee is great smooth no after taste at the right temperature with a great n friendly service 👍

Best cafe Monk Bodhi Dharma in melbourne for 2016

Nice coffee, but I was expecting more since it was so hyped up, a bit overpriced and expensive though. The service was really slow compared to other places.

this is my preferred venue for pourover filter in melbourne. thanks to melissa the barista from canada, beautiful pourover, the olfactory notes were almost the highlight, but everything hit the spot

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

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.

#27

Magic

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

Good coffee, prompt and friendly service, welcoming surroundings. This place stays on my list.

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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