Melbourne is one of the undisputed global capitals of coffee. In fact, some estimate Melbourne has the highest number of cafes per person in the world! The city is at the cutting edge of coffee - constantly inventing and refining brewing techniques and opening new avant-garde cafes and coffee shops.
This gilded age of coffee really began back in the post-world war two periods, when new Australians arriving from Southern Europe packed their percolators and brought with them an affection for alfresco dining. Sidewalk cafes soon sprang up, as did some of the first espresso bars in the country. To truly appreciate the proud history and unique traditions of Melbourne coffee culture, Amazed has curated a range of exciting coffee tours that will allow you to unlock the secrets of the city’s legendary brews.
The Melbourne Coffee Lovers Paradise Walking Tour is the perfect way to taste a fine selection of the city’s best coffee shops all while taking in the sights, sounds and aromas of the city’s laneways. This experience includes a local expert guide to explain the real history of Melbourne coffee in between stops at four unique coffee houses. The intimate walking tour makes a wonderful gift for visiting friends and relatives that will provide a crash course in nailing coffee etiquette and jargon. Order up!
Thought Melbourne was only famed for its coffee? Think again! The city has a proud history of tea drinking and brewing, including a growing number of dedicated tea experiences. From learning to brew your own herbal teas to exploring the art of fine tea drinking over an afternoon spread, hot beverages have never been so exciting.
While the city has dozens of coffee shops worthy of the title of the best coffee in Melbourne, locals still insist on naming their own pick for the ultimate coffee. Renowned coffee brewers in the city include:
A cafe located near Melbourne University in Carlton, this place is a mecca of sorts for quality coffee brewed on site. If you can’t make it to the actual cafe just look for the Seven Seeds logo at a large handful of coffee shops in the city (signifying that they’re using those famous beans).