Category Archives: CBD

Brother Baba Budan (Seven Seeds)

One of the 7 seeds cafes

This is the central city branch of the 7 Seeds coffee empire.  Small and cosy with a very casual and rustic atmosphere.  We had a single origin Brazilian espresso.  Rich flavor and smooth on the palate with a good balance, not too much acidity and slight sweetness.  Perfect!  Crumpler bag shop is just next door to pick up a funky but functional cycle courier bag (

Brother Baba Budan
359 Little Bourke st, Melbourne
Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday 7am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm
Seven Seeds HQ
De Clieu


Thousand Pound Bend

Entrance to the warehouseThis is a gem of a place that is a cafe, gallery, artspace, theatre in a warehouse style format for the young creative-types in Melbourne CBD.  Great edgy but communal vibe, good food and coffee with free WIFI.  They even show movies, double feature, for free periodically during the year.

1000 £ BEND
Opening Hours
CAFE: Monday – Friday 8am – 11pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 11pm
GALLERY: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm

Market Lane

A variety of blended or single origin beans were on offer for our espresso.  We chose a Brazilian and a seasonal blend (which is quite common among other cafes).  Both light with high acidity, a style we are still struggling to get used to.

Market Lane Coffee
Prahran Market
, 163 Commercial Road,S outh Yarra 3141 (Note the entrance to Market Lane is on Elizabeth Street)
Tuesday 7am – 5pm
Wednesday 7am – 4pm
Thursday 7am – 5pm
Friday 7am – 5pm
Saturday 7am – 5pm
Sunday 8am – 4pm

Victoria Market, 109-111 Therry Street, Melbourne 3000
Tuesday 7am – 3pm
Wednesday 7am – 1pm
Thursday 7am – 3pm
Friday 7am – 3pm
Saturday 7am – 3pm
Sunday 9am – 3pm