We went searching and made it our mission to find some quirky hotspots that leave a lasting impression.
In a city that knows food, it’s often expected of Melbourne cafes to push the boundaries and offer an experience that goes the extra mile.
Shop 13, Port Phillip Arcade, 228-236 Flinders St Melbourne, 3000
Having adopted an ‘Alice in Wonderland Theme’ this little treasure will take you tumbling down the rabbit hole and ignite your senses with an abundance of aesthetically pleasing sweets and treats. Set right in the heart of the city, this cafe is perfect for those who adore desserts and will spark your imagination and delight your tastebuds.
107A Canterbury Rd, Middle Park, 3206
A brilliant fusion between Melbourne’s love for good food and the iconic/ practical use of trams in the city – Mart 130 is super quirky. Taking patron back in time – the platform could easily be mistaken for a well-kept 1950’s train station. Mart 130 offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy brunch and coffee if you have missed your tram. We suggest arriving early on purpose to check it out!
30 Guildford Lane, Melbourne 3000
Finally, all our crazy cat friends have a place to indulge in their passion and hang out all day. This café allows you to enjoy cake and coffee while hanging out with the resident cats, lovingly rescued from animal shelters and given a chance at a better life. Working closely with the Lost Dog Home in North Melbourne and the Geelong Animal Welfare Society, Cat Café successfully supports a great cause while reaching out to those who enjoy the company of their furry whiskered friends.
19 Somerset Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
Pushbike lovers now have a place to spend their lunch breaks! Doubling as a personalised bike building service, The Little Mule provides its valued customers with a unique café experience, offering food and beverages sourced from the local Victoria markets. Ride in and enjoy a coffee while getting your fixie tinkered.
By Contributor Lisa Northover