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AUCTION ROOMS

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 … Continue reading

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NINETEEN SQUARES CAFE

This miniature treasure trove’s 19 square metres of bohemian charm spill out onto a leafy street strewn with random tables, chairs, stools and the odd milk crate or six. This little gem has a vein of gold running through its … Continue reading

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SENSORY LAB

Sensory Lab is not so much a cafe as a coffee experience. The brainchild of the folks behind St Ali, the Lab offers nine coffees (four blends and five single origins) and four brewing methods (including siphon, pour over and … Continue reading

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CUMULUS INC.

Despite its high-end reputation, Cumulus Inc. is warm, welcoming, and entirely without any pretension. Its buzzy vibe and excellent staff complement a funky layout, and light streams in through original steel-framed windows. There’s a leather banquette along one wall and … Continue reading

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BRUNSWICK EAST PROJECT

The words ‘hand crafted’ are subtly frosted onto the Project’s window, and they set the tone for the cafe. Care and heart are apparent in the ceramics that stand in for coffee cups – an homage, perhaps, to Brunswick’s pottery-making … Continue reading

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