Merry Christmas week Buttercups,
Hopefully you’re all off work now and ready to enjoy a week of festivities or if not, that you at least have a bottle of something nice to keep your spirits up, so to speak. Speaking of festivities (and spirits), the amount of pubs/bars that are offering a massive night of drinks specials and mayhem on Christmas eve, leads me to believe that a list of cafes which are open for coffees on Christmas day may come in handy to some of you (also offering to go and get coffees allows you a wee bit of respite from the family while making you look incredibly generous, win/win). We’ve also added a few last minute Christmas gift ideas for you in just case you were at a loss of what to get your favourite relative/friend/neighbour/blogger/whatever… And if you’re spending Christmas/New Years in Sydney instead of Melbourne, we have you covered for that as well with our all new What’s up Buttercup Sydney. It’s not quite as extensive as Melbourne yet but still full of some good info on where to spend your time over the break.
Where to go for Coffee in Melbourne on the 25th December (this list will be updated as more come to light)
Dead Man Espresso (35 Market Street, South Melbourne) – Open from 7am-11am for coffees only
St Ali (12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne) – Open 7am-6pm with full service.
Einstein’s Relative (1/9 Yarra St, South Yarra) – Open 7.30am-2.30pm with full service
Sprout Cafe (48 Glen Eira Rd, Ripponlea) – Open 8am-1pm with full service
Depot de Pain Black Rock (28 Bluff Rd, Black Rock) – Open 7.00am-2.30pm with full service
Huff Bagelry (112 Koonang Rd, Carnegie) – Open 7am-11am for coffees and bagels to order
Frank and Ginger () – 101 Orrong Rd, Caulfield – Open 7am-11am for coffees
Einstein’s 251 (251 Hawthorne Rd, Caulfield) – Open from 8am-5pm with full service
30 Mill Espresso (66 Milton Parade, Malvern) – Open 8am-12pm coffees only
Fergus (301 Wattletree Rd, Malvern East) – Open from 7am-11am for coffee and pastries
Gardiner and Field (43 Union St, Armadale) – Open 7am-11pm for coffees only
Platform Espresso (1529 High St, Glen Iris) – Opne 8am-12pm for coffees only
Finders Keepers Cafe (89 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn) – Open 7.30am-10.30am for coffee and pastries
The Mailing Room (206 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury) – Open from 7am-11am for take away coffee
Queen St Rescue (189 Queen St Melbourne) – Open from 7.30am-4pm with full service
Depot de Pain at The Blackman (452 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne) – Open 6.30am-2.30pm with full service
Depot de Pain at Rathdowne Village (693 Rathdowne St, Carlton) – Open 7.00am-2.30pm with full service
Last minute gift ideas or the food inclined
For the wine fans, give the gift of experience this year with a ticket to a wine tasting event. World Malbec day and Game of Rhones are offering early bird tickets to their events next year. If white’s more their thing, then a ticket to the Riesling Riot may be in order. They are great value, great fun and far less likely than a bottle to break in the post.
If food is more their thing, why not shout them dinner with a Good Food Gift Card? I was given one of these last year and it was brilliant to be able to choose where I wanted to go and their are some great food options to suit everyone. Also in the food area, why not consider a voucher for Prix Fixe? As the price is fixed, their will be no scary surprise for your loved one at the end of the meal and also, if you’re lucky, they may take you.
Have a happy and safe Christmas all and as always feel free to add your own coffee/gift suggestions in the comments.