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

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.

Axil natural Ethiopian espresso had a big jammy flavour - made me think of marmalade and orange jubes. Great. Batch was clean with a smooth berries vibe.

Again just the best coffee using Cartel Roasters thanks guys for the service.

Coffee and pastry only (no substantial food offering) but the coffee was perfect. Thanks Beanhunter community, I'd have NEVER found this otherwise but when I saw the huge crowd I know if found the good stuff!

Best cafe Maker Fine Coffee in melbourne for 2016

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.

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

Overpriced for smaller than average cup size. Coffee way too hot and poor texture

#6

Hey Mikey

Wantirna South

Best cafe Hey Mikey in melbourne for 2016

Axil Specialty Coffee and nostalgic jaffles...

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

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

Having always wanted to go here,i was not disappointed! Great single espresso. Friendly and helpful staff. Will be going here again for sure.

This is a coffee experience and not for those who simply want a latte or blended coffee. We had 2 coffees as part of a showcase which gave 3 styles of flavour profile, all made from the same bean but they had been different processing methods to create the differntiation. Great experience and enjoyed our cold brew. Lovely staff. Highly informative.

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

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!

#12

Patricia

Melbourne CBD

Best cafe Patricia in melbourne for 2016

Double spro on Small Batch Guatemalan started toasted appley became more dark chocolate - well balanced tasty cup Kenyan batch was deliciously clean and sweet like blackcurrants.

Best cafe Wilbur's Cafe in melbourne for 2016

Best cafe Brother Baba Budan in melbourne for 2016

Seven Seeds beans: El Salvador double espresso was smooth caramel with mild acidity - clean, calm and real nice Ethiopian batch had an attractive roof-of-the-mouth acidity - limely to almost grapefruit - great wake up brew.

My Guatemalan double espresso was delicious Nice place with friendly service

Best cafe Mayday Coffee & Food in melbourne for 2016

#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 Pardon Coffee in melbourne for 2016

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

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

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

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+

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.

#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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