6-8 O’Connell Street, Newtown
Established in 2013, Brewtown is a neighbourhood café on a side street in funky Newtown and also a full scale coffee roaster offering everything from exotic Ethiopian beans to Colombian espresso blends for a pre-christmas caffeine hit.
“Great value for money especially for the smashed avo side. For $4.50 definitely got more than an avocados worth. With the choice between a mortgage on a house and this avo toast, I’d go avo over and over again”.
6/15 Cross Street, Double Bay
Nestled in the leafy, rarified streets of harbourside Double Bay, Indigo is a place to see and be seen, with its menu spanning a range of delicious “Modern-Australian (cuisine) with a European trattoria twist”. Indigo also offers great coffee (mornings are often its busiest time), sophisticated cocktails and a wine list.
“Lovely menu, good food, pleasant staff and with a choice of indoor or outdoor dining. Recommend for breakfast and lunch but also somewhere to grab a quick coffee break. Seemed to be served quickly.”
118 George Street, Redfern
A small espresso bar and sandwich shop in the rapidly gentrifying inner Sydney neighbourhood of Redfern, Scout’s Honour prides itself on using locally sourced produce where possible in its menu. Pets are welcome and vegan options are also available for customers who require.
“Good coffee and selection of breakfast/lunch. Value for money and warm service. Take away options available”.
Shop 6, 99 Walker Street, North Sydney
Amidst the high rises of North Sydney CBD lies Walker & Jones Coffee Traders, a blink and you’ll miss it hole in the wall café serving the usual goodies – coffee, brownies, bagels and delicious green smoothies for busy office workers and rushed christmas shoppers.
“I come from Melbourne, so my coffee standards are quite high. Walker and Jones easily match these expectations. Great coffee and terrific service!”
112 Koornang Road, Carnegie
A simple café offering mouthwatering bagels and coffee to match, Huff Bagelry is located on the main street of Carnegie, in the heart of Melbourne’s Jewish community. Popular items on their menu include the bagels themselves (beginning from $8.50) to chai latte’s ($4.30) and tea ($4.30).
“Great bagels and good coffee - perfect for a quick catch-up with friends without being a huge, lengthy meal”.
428 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
A super stylish café in Melbourne’s Little Bourke Street, inspired by the elegance of Europe’s own coffee culture, Little Avenue Des Italians caters to the senses with boutique tea ($4.00), cold drip single origin coffee ($5.00) and freshly squeezed orange juice ($6.50), perfect for a short break amidst all that shopping for presents.
“Gorgeous coffee bar with beautiful food and coffee! The service and fit out are superb!! My new favourite city cafe!”
Corner King and Collins Streets, Melbourne
Occupying an imposing corner in Melbourne CBD, Mercedes Me is both a concept store of the luxury German car manufacturer and a café in collaboration with the internationally renowned St Ali. Choice items on their menu include Bircher Muesli ($14.00) and Chai Latte’s ($5.00).
“Located in a busy corner of CBD, the Mercedes Me Store boasts splendid interior design, luxurious car display, and glorious food by St Ali. We had the one of the daily special - salmon gnocchi and the C Class Carvery. Both were very tasty! Service was great. Will definitely visit again”.
124 Gardenvale Road, Gardenvale
Wonderfully named, Omar & the Marvellous Coffee is a new neighbourhood café in Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Gardenvale. Founded by owner Omar who has spent years travelling the world, this cosy corner spot offers exotic beans from some of his favourite destinations.
“Fantastic coffee, and great service! It does get busy so you do have to wait sometimes, but it’s always worth it. We also love taking home the coffee for our stove top espresso”.
881 Old Cleveland Road, Carina
Attached to IGA’s store in suburban Carina in southeastern Brisbane, Chris’ Coffee & Juice Bar offers a range of delicious beverages to keep you going through the busy festive season. Choose their Tropical Paradise ($4.95 large) or a Piccolo Coffee for your young one ($3.25).
“The coffee here is always
exceptionally good and very reasonably priced. Stop in for a great cup of Merlo
or a fresh juice”.
171 George Street, Brisbane
Sharing the imposing Treasury Building in Central Brisbane, Frisky Goat Espresso serves up fast-paced specialty coffee using up to 10 single origin beans, including Lactose Free, Bonsoy, Vitasoy and Almond options.
“Walked past and caught a wonderful waft of coffee beans. Turned and saw the clever sign, promising "Speciality coffee without the ego". And so it proved to be, enjoyed a chat with the proprietor and loved his latte! :)”
8 Bent Street, Toowong
A cute neighbourhood café housed in an old general store, on a suburban street in Brisbane’s hilly Toowong, Nowhere Espresso offers outdoor seating and a delicious menu very suitable for festive season indulgence. Top picks include Apple & Blueberry Bircher for brekkie ($9.00) or Veggie Nachos for lunch ($16.00).
“Best french toast in Brisbane and probably in Australia. This is a really beautiful cafe, the staff is really nice and there are good vibes everywhere! I truly recommend it!”
55 Ward Street, Brighton
Located a few streets back from the water in the Brissy bayside suburb of Brighton, Wes’ Brighton is a cosy neighbourhood café on a quiet suburban street. Ideal for a pick me up in the festive season or a quick catch up with friends, key menu options include Banana Bread ($5.90) for brekkie or Crushed Avo on Pane Di Casa ($24.90) for something more substantial.
“Only just discovered Wes' and now stop in every day I'm in the area. The coffee is fantastic, but the service is incredible. Always welcome you with a smile and ready for a chat...especially about the footy! Yet to try the food but if it's half as good as the coffee i can't wait. Keep it up Wes!”
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It’s only a little while until the Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks off and we wanted to make sure you had everything you need.
Wait you haven’t heard? Well this year, Skip is back at the Melbourne Cup Carnival - and we’ve only gotten bigger and better. To celebrate, we’ve put together some special offers that we think you’ll love.
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Skip is proud to be gracing the pages of Smudge Eats latest publication 'Specialty Coffee Melbourne' which beautifully depicts the complex specialty coffee scene here in Melbourne. Inside its pages you'll discover some of Melbourne’s best cafes, roasters and baristas, taking yourself on the ultimate coffee journey.
You could feel like you’re winning too because we’ve got 10 of these beauties to give away, along with 10 x $50 Skip vouchers. This hardcover book (valued at $50) is one that you'll be proud to put on your coffee table.