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Melbourne’s coffee scene: Where to find the best coffee near the T&G Building

09 March 2017

Melbourne may be defined by stunning architecture, top quality dining options, and an abundance of cultural activities; however, at the core of it, Melbournians will proudly claim that the love of their great city is owned by the acclaimed coffee culture.

From flat whites to long macchiatos, cold brews to espressos, there is definitely something for everyone in this coffee loving hub.

Let’s explore a handful of invigorating aroma-filled destinations, minutes away from the T&G Building at 161 Collins Street, that are sure to keep everyone buzzing.

Quists coffee / @quistscoffee

166 Collins Street

Quists is one of Melbourne’s original coffee roasters, established in 1938, just ten years after the T&G Building was originally constructed. The aromas that fill the air as you walk into the company’s original location on Collins Street will take you on an exquisite culinary journey. You may head in initially for a quick take-away coffee, but don’t be surprised if you leave with a delicious personalised coffee blend that will be enjoyed for days to come.

Axil coffee roasters / @axilcoffeeroasters

76 Flinders Lane

Priding themselves on sourcing only the best coffee beans from around the globe, Axil coffee roasters brings some of the finest coffee to the streets of Melbourne. If you are after a speciality coffee, their “Clever Coffee Dripper” is sure to keep even the greatest coffee aficionados impressed. Located on Flinders Lane, Axel coffee roasters is opposite the T&G Building.

Grand Hyatt – High Tea / @grandhyattmelbourne

123 Collins Street

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by enjoying a slower paced coffee in style. The Grand Hyatt’s delectable High Tea comes brimming with delicate sweet and savoury patisserie items, and of course, espresso coffee, directly across Russell Street from the T&G Building.

Brunetti City Square / @brunetticaffe

214 Flinders Lane

Brunetti City Square offers every style of coffee under the sun, but if you’re looking for a cheeky after hours affogato, with a touch of liquor, this is your spot! With Baileys, amaretto or frangelico, your evening kickstarter can definitely be found here, a few minutes’ walk down Flinders Lane from the T&G Building.

The abundance of coffee options around the T&G Building doesn’t stop there, with Coffee Exchange (@coffxchange), STREAT (@streatmelbourne), Doc Martin’s @ Collins Quarter (@collinsquarter) and many more speciality roasters all a short stroll away, and all serving up the freshest of brews to keep you on your A-game.

Kara Landau “Travelling Dietitian” is a highly proactive Australian nutritional communications consultant, pubic speaker, new healthy product developer, and author of a world wide released publication ‘The Clean Separation’. Join Kara at @TravellingDietitian