Known as Australia’s coffee capital, Melbourne is a haven for coffee lovers. Those who have travelled far and wide still cite Melbourne as the city with the best coffee in the world. So, wherever you are in the city, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect cup.
Melbourne’s iconic coffee
Coffee in Melbourne is served in many different ways – black, mocha, latte or cappuccino – but the best coffee in the city is no doubt the iconic flat white. One part espresso, five parts milk and served in a six ounce ceramic cup, the velvety smooth coffee has been likened to a latte. The combination of rich aromatic coffee with the perfect amount of creamy steamed milk truly creates magic in a cup. Topped with the most beautiful latte art at the top, Melbourne’s flat whites are no less than works of art.
Whilst the first concoction of the flat white was done in Sydney, Melbourne has no doubt taken the lead in popularizing the flat white fuelled by the influx of Italian immigrants in the city. Whether you’re a coffee enthusiast or not, a sip of what is possibly the best coffee in Melbourne, the iconic flat white, is well worth a try.
Where to get the best coffee in Melbourne
When you’re looking to try a cup of the velvety smooth flat white, or stick with your preferred espresso or macchiato, you’re sure to come across the following names – St. Ali’s Coffee Roasters and Seven Seeds Specialty Coffee. These aren’t just cafés, the special blends of coffee served in these cafés have turned them into institutions worshipped by those who live and breathe coffee in the city.
Located in South Melbourne and Carlton respectively, both cafes are about 20 minutes away from the hotel. But if you don’t feel like venturing out to get your morning dose of coffee, why not head to our very own Little Collins St Kitchen, for a delicious cup of the iconic flat white, made with our 100% organic rainforest blend coffee.
To learn more about the best coffee in Melbourne and where to find them, ask our Concierge staff.
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
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