103 Errol Street, North Melbourne, VIC, 3051
This former auction house on Errol Street has been stripped back to bare brick and transformed into one of the freshest, brightest, most inviting coffee venues you’re likely to visit. Melbourne architects Six Degrees have a talent for combining the rustic with the resolutely modern, and this place is no exception. There’s an abandoned-factory feel, as walls have been knocked out and nature is just starting to take over. Sunlight streams in through a long strip of skylights onto unvarnished, honey-toned floorboards; a wall of glass looks over a courtyard shaded by olive trees; and at the centre of the room, a slick island bar is a hive of activity.
And yet, despite all this fuss over the architecture, coffee is undeniably king here. They roast their own, and a rotating single-origin special is always on offer, along with the wonderfully multicultural blend of four beans, sourced from Ethiopia, Sumatra, Guatemala and El Salvador. This makes for a wonderfully creamy, chocolate espresso which leaves a delightfully rich, stewed-fruit aftertaste. Sold!
+613 9326 7749
mon – wed: 7.30am – 4pm thur – fri: 7.30am – 10pm sat: 8am – 10pm sun: 8am - 4pm