If you’re a bit of a self-proclaimed coffee addict (let’s be honest, who isn’t), you’re always on the hunt for a delicious, new brew.
If that’s the case, we’re here to help! To take the guess work out of trying something new, because no one wants to start the day with a bad coffee, we’ve rounded up our top spots for an impeccable caffeine concoction in South Bank. Whether you’re into cold brew, a strong espresso or a big mug of milky, sweet coffee, we’re got you covered.
- Lost Bean
They may have had to shift their groovy, riverside Kombi coffee van to higher ground amid the recent floods, but that won’t stop the team at Lost Bean from serving up delicious coffee and relaxed eats everyday from their Grey Street Café. A go-to spot for all coffee lovers, the team use St. Ali coffee beans that are sustainably sourced and roasted in Melbourne, and offer a variety of dairy and plant-based milks. Whether it’s a quick coffee before work or a more relaxed coffee and breakfast experience you’re chasing, you won’t regret a visit to Lost Bean.
- Espresso Garage
Voted ‘Best Coffee’ in our 2021 eatSouthBank Foodie Awards, it’s safe to say that Espresso Garage brew a winning cup. An unassuming little coffee nook found between Grey Street and Little Stanley Street, their talented baristas work wonders with Di Manfredi coffee beans and are guaranteed to please.
- Denim Co
Serving a tasty line-up of gourmet casual eats, and even better Lavazza coffee, Denim Co are our go-to for an easy weekday or weekend breaky date! Flicking on that coffee machine from 6am daily, they can always be relied on for that much needed caffeine hit. Simply sit back and let their talented baristas take the lead.
We all know and love VICI for their authentic, Italian fare, BUT when it comes to coffee and pastries these guys sure know how to impress. Working with delicately roasted Campos coffee beans, their talented baristas are here for all of your weekday and weekend caffeine needs. Open from 7am daily!
Shysh is another unassuming, yet utterly delicious, spot for a morning coffee! Found on the corner of Grey Street, they don’t only sell beautiful pastries and immaculately brewed coffee, but offer a fantastic selection of alternative milks. Opening their doors from 7am daily, stop by for a visit!
- Coco Bliss
If you’re looking for a healthy breaky and an even better coffee on the run, Coco Bliss have you covered! Because let’s be real, when it comes to busy, stressful mornings, we’re all about liquid sustenance (coffee, a smoothie and water that is).
- Main Street Market
Who could say no to a coffee and a cheeky, decadent doughnut? Let the experienced baristas at Main Street Market look after your regular coffee order (and that sweet tooth). Open from 10am on weekdays and 8:30am on weekends.