My top 3 coffee spots in Fitzroy/Collingwood, Melbourne
Before I moved to Sydney, I lived 6 months in Fitzroy just off Gertrude St. in Melbourne. I love this little creative pocket of Melbourne and try to go back as often as I can.
Melbourne is known for being the coffee capital of Australia, and recognised as a world leader in specialty coffee. I'm not a coffee expert, but I do know what I like. Listed below are some of my favourite coffee bars, where I stop by every time I'm in town.
This cozy little café right on Brunswick St. has a local and laid back vibe. Slowpoke make an excellent creamy flat white and freshly baked pastries. If I’m around for lunch, I always order a smashed avocado with feta, chilli, mint and a few slices of freshly baked bread.
One of my favourite cafés in Melbourne, Minanoie is located in an old warehouse in Collingwood. This Japanese café serves amazing coffee and delicious food made from seasonal organic produce. Unlike many other cafes around the area, you rarely see any computers on the tables as Minanoie has no wi-fi.
In the large open space there's a mix of community tables and the interior is bright and minimalistic. Try a traditional japanese breakfast bowl with your choice of meat and veggies, served with rice. At Minanoie you can also shop a variety of niche magazines and handmade Japanese pottery.
If you are looking to have a good cup of coffee while you get some work done (or try to at least), Everyday Coffee is the place to go. This coffee bar is quite popular among Fitzroy/Collingwood's young creative crowd who often spend several hours sipping coffee with their head buried behind the computer (well at least in my friendship group). If we get hungry, Everyday Coffee also offers a selections of bagels and other sweets all day long.