Looking for a caffeine fix in one of Melbourne’s trendiest locations? This list of cafés should hit the spot. Offering a wide range of brunch and coffee options, you are sure to find one to suit your tastebuds. Let’s start at the South Yarra portion of Chapel St.
Lucky Penny- 481 Chapel St, South Yarra
Walking into Lucky Penny, you are met with a Scandinavian colour palette of white, blonde wood floors and countertops as well as modern and minimalistic interior fittings. Food appeals to those who are health-conscious like the super food bowl or the Mexican bowl as well as customers who want more of a hearty feed in the form of pulled pork benedict or a plate of waffles. There all day brunch menu consists of meals prepared with fresh produce with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.
Usually there is a new coffee blend to try and it can be served in a variety of ways whether it’s espresso, cold-drip or filtered, But if caffeine is not your daily fix you can always try a Matcha Maiden or Golden Grind latte which are all the rage or even a signature Bloody Penny for something a bit stronger.
The Pound Café- 5/566 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Featuring an outdoor area on a sweet side street off Chapel Street, The Pound is a prime café to grab a spot in the sun away from the bustle of the main street of shops. Enjoy a brekky of fresh juice and housemade baked beans or choose from an extensive list of salads and pides at lunchtime -the rocket, pear and parmesan salad is delish! Rest-assured you’ll want to sit in the chic, modern interior accented with bright shades of blue, basking in the sunlight all day.
Tall Timber- 60 Commercial Road, Prahran
A short walk from the main drag, Tall Timber is a café where coffee beans are roasted onsite. With it’s rustic interior of white painted brick and large communal tables decorated with pots of herbs, this is the café to go to for it’s generous portion sizes of Mexican inspired dishes as well as sweet brioche French Toast. You’ll want to grab another coffee for the go as they also do takeaway.
Journeyman- 169 Chapel Street, Windsor
Down in the hip Windsor end of Chapel Street, you’ll find this well designed narrow café, with an interior of long wooden tables and exposed red brick walls. Serving the delicious Duke Coffee Roasters blend, Journeyman is a popular place for locals, particularly on weekends when the place is packed. Waiting for a table is well worth it for the scrumptious food, especially the avocado hummus toast with candied bacon- it’s simply the best. Whilst the menu changes seasonally, the produce is always fresh.
Mr Mister- 161 Chapel Street, Windsor
As soon as you walk in, the café transports you to a bright and airy space reminiscent of an open greenhouse. Greenery adorns the walls, there's an outdoor courtyard to sit at and like many cafes around Chapel Street, the walls are white painted brick. Matcha and turmeric lattes are on offer as well as many breakfast favourites such as bircher, acai bowls, potato rosti and baked eggs. They also do a great chai infused porridge in the winter to warm you up.
With so many healthy options on each menu as well as the choice of freshly roasted coffee beans or the new colourful lattes, these cafés are really a testament to what Melbourne is renowned for. To see more of what Chapel Street has to offer, book a running tour with us today, click here.