Melbourne CBD's best coffee spots to meet at
Finding somewhere to meet a fellow Let's Meet At member for coffee can be tricky if you're from opposite sides of the city. The good news is there are plenty of great little spots right in the middle of Melbourne's CBD and conveniently located by Melbourne Central, Parliament and Flinders Street train stations.
Here's our top list to get you started.
The Hardware Societe
I know we are focusing on coffee here BUT if you choose The Hardware Societe then you must eat! The French inspired menu serves up the best baked eggs in the city. Back to the coffee, The Hardware Societe brews local roaster Padre Coffee – it is the kind of coffee you just want more of, perfect for getting to know someone new!
120 Hardware St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Manchester Press is my go-to spot when I need to fill up on food and coffee while in the city. The menu has a huge selection of bagels both sweet and savoury – another to take a seat and get to know your new friend over good food! It is very popular so be prepared to wait for a table... don't worry, they'll bring you out coffee while you wait!
8 Rankins Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Axil Coffee Roasters (Flinders Lane)
Who said you have to sit still to drink coffee?! Axil Coffee Roasters Flinders Lane espresso bar is perfect for a mid-week afternoon catchup. Grab a takeaway coffee and walk and talk – don't forget to BYO your coffee cup!
76 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 300
Sensory Lab (Little Collins Street)
For those who like to drink coffee before, during and after work and all day in the weekends, Sensory Lab Little Collins street is open from 7am – 7pm Saturday to Wednesday and 7am – 9pm Thursday and Friday. They also have a wonderful selection of teas in case your new friend doesn't drink coffee (how are they alive, right?)!
297 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
No Vacancy Gallery and Cafe
Why stop at just coffee? Chat over coffee and then wonder around artworks at No Vacancy Gallery and Cafe. Serving up one of my favourite local coffee roasters Industry Beans, No Vacancy Gallery and Cafe makes for a lovely mid-morning outing.
34 Jane Bell Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000