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Where to get Coffee on Christmas Day in Melbourne

Getting a great coffee at Christmas can be tricky… unless of course, you are fortunate to live near one of these fabulous establishments. Here is a list of some gloriously giving cafes around town who are opening to caffeinate you and your loved ones this Christmas. Let me know if I have missed yours and I will update as I go along. Merry Christmas to you all.

South of the Yarra

Beavers Tail Social Club (160 Barkly St, St Kilda) – Open 8am-1pm for coffees and nibbles
Bees Knees Cafe (Shop 2, 854 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully) – Open from 8am-12pm for coffees.
Boosa (716 Centre Rd, Bentleigh East) – Open from 8am – 4pm for breakfast, lunch and coffee
Depot de Pain Black Rock (28 Bluff Rd, Black Rock) – Open 7am-2.30pm with full service.
Drugstore Espresso (194 Toorak Rd, South Yarra) – Open from 8am-12pm for coffee and takeaway food.
Ebenezer Coffee and Wine Bar (615 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock) – Open from 7am -11am for coffees.
Elwood Food and Wine Bar (201 Ormond Rd, Elwood) – Open from 7am-12pm for takeaway coffee.
Fergus (301 Wattletree Rd, Malvern East) – Open from 7am-11am for coffee and pastries.
Finders Keepers Cafe (89 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn) – Open 8am-11am for coffee and pastries.
Frank and Ginger (101 Orrong Rd, Caulfield) – Open 8am-11am for coffees
Hobba (428-430 Malvern Rd, Prahran) – Open 7am-11.30am for coffees and pastries.
Maling Room (206 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury) – Open 7am-11am for coffees and pastries.
Noisette (412 Centre Rd Bentleigh/84 Bay St, Port Melbourne ) – Open from 7am – 1pm for bread, coffee and cake.
One Origin Specialty Coffee (83 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern) – Open 8am-1pm for coffees and pastries.
St Ali (12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne) – Open 7am-6pm with full service.
The Valley Foodstore (75 Chadstone Rd, Malvern East) – Open 7am-11am for coffee.
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Arbory (Flinders Walk, Melbourne) – Open from 7.30am – 1am for coffee, drinks, all the things.
Depot de Pain at The Blackman (452 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne) – Open 6.30am-2.30pm with full service.
Momami (679 Latrobe St, Docklands) – Open from 7am-11am for coffee and breakfast.
Queen St Rescue (189 Queen St Melbourne) – Open from 7.30am-4pm with full service.
North of the Yarra
Admiral Cheng Ho (325 Johnston Street, Abbotsford) – Open 7.30am-10.15am for coffee with all the proceeds going to the pickers and children of Brazil’s coffee farm at Bom Jesus
Ampersand Coffee and Food (863 High St, Thornbury) – Open 7am-11am for coffees and pastries.
Capeside Coffee (119 Cape St, Heidelburg) – Open from 8am-10.30am for takeaway coffee.
De Clieu (187 Gertrude St, Fitzroy) – Open 8.30am-3am with normal menu and coffees.
Depot de Pain at Rathdowne Village (693 Rathdowne St, Carlton) – Open 7am-2.30pm with full service
Everyday Coffee (33 Johnston St, Fitzroy) – Open from 9am-12pm for take away coffee.
The Long and Short (314 Victoria St, Brunswick) – Open from 8am-2pm for coffee and sweets.
Ministry of Cakes (571 Sydney Rd, Brunswick) – Open from 9am-12pm for coffee and cake.
Northern Perk Cafe (710 Sydney Rd, Brunswick)-  Open from 7am-4pm with breakfast, lunch and coffee.
Pavlov’s Duck (401 Smith St, Fitzroy) – Open from 8am – 1pm for coffees and takeaway food.
Smug Relish (510 Lygon St, East Brunswick) – Open from 8am- 4pm for breakfast, lunch and coffees.
Sookie La La (593 High St, Northcote) – Open 8.30am-11am for coffees and pastries.

All I Want for Christmas is a Decent Coffee

 

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Getting a decent coffee on Christmas Day can be a bit of a chore for those of us without the equipment to make one themselves. Fortunately for us, there are a few fabulous people willing to get up, open shop and make one for us, allowing us to carry on with our day in caffeinated bliss. Christmas Baristas of Melbourne, we salute you!

Where to go for Coffee in Melbourne on the 25th December

(this list will be updated as more come to light)

South of the Yarra

Beavers Tail Social Club (160 Barkly St, St Kilda) – Open 8am-12pm for coffees and nibbles

Bibelot (285-287 Coventry St, South Melbourne) –  Open 8am-1pm for coffees, fresh bread and pastries

Dead Man Espresso  (35 Market Street, South Melbourne) – Open from 8am-2pm  for all your breakfast and coffee needs

Depot de Pain Black Rock (28 Bluff Rd, Black Rock) – Open 7.00am-2.30pm with full service

Drugstore Espresso (194 Toorak Rd, South Yarra) – Open from 7.30am-11.30am for coffee

Fergus (301 Wattletree Rd, Malvern East) – Open from 7am-11am for coffee and pastries

Finders Keepers Cafe (89 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn) – Open 8am-11am for coffee and pastries

Frank and Ginger (101 Orrong Rd, Caulfield) – Open 7am-11am for coffees

Gardiner and Field (43 Union St, Armadale) – Open 7am-11pm for coffees only

Hobba (428 Malvern Road, Prahran) – Open 7am-11am for coffees and pastries

Mailing Room (206 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury) – Open 7am-11am for coffees and pastries

One Origin Specialty Coffee (83 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern) – Open 8am-1pm for coffees and pastries

Platform Espresso (1529 High St, Glen Iris) – Open 8am-12pm for coffees only

Snowpony (95 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn) –  Open 8:30am- 11:30am for coffee and small bites only

Sprout Cafe (48 Glen Eira Rd, Ripponlea) – Open 8am-1pm with full service

St Ali (12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne) – Open 7am-6pm with full service

Two Lost Boys (20/2 Maddock St, Windsor) – Open 8am-12pm for coffees only

CBD

Arbory (Flinders Walk, Melbourne) – Open from 7.30am – 1am for coffee, drinks, all the things

Depot de Pain at The Blackman (452 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne) – Open 6.30am-2.30pm with full service

Queen St Rescue (189 Queen St Melbourne) – Open from 7.30am-4pm with full service

Sun Moth (28 Niagara Lane, Melbourne) – 12pm till late for all your coffee and craft beer needs.

North of the Yarra

Admiral Cheng Ho (325 Johnston Street, Abbotsford) – Open 7am-10am with all proceeds are going to the charity Sol De Mañana

Ampersand Coffee and Food (863 High St, Thornbury) – Open 7am-11am for coffees and pastries

De Clieu (187 Gertrude St, Fitzroy) – Open 9am-3am with normal menu

Depot de Pain at Rathdowne Village (693 Rathdowne St, Carlton) – Open 7.00am-2.30pm with full service

Everyday Coffee (33 Johnston St, Fitzroy) – Open from 9am-12pm for take away coffee with all profits going to charity

The Long and Short ()314 Victoria St, Brunswick) – Open 8am-2pm for coffee and sweets

Sookie La La (593 High St, Northcote) – Open 8am-12pm for coffees and pastries

4th of July, Bastille Day, Bendigo Beers and More – What’s on in July

One of the best things about living in Melbourne is the way it’s so willing to embrace other cultures and traditions, especially if there’s a chance of getting a drink out of it. Starting the month with 4th of July festivities with an absolute stunning array of beer, whisky and wine events celebrating some of the best of US produces, from lunches to tastings to BBQ’s, from the south side to the north, it really is going to be a great day for both the ex pats and lovers of fabulous craft products alike.

For all the Francophiles and lovers of French food and wine, Bastille Day is on the 14th July. Being in Melbourne is no excuse not to join in the festivities as thankfully we are blessed with some truly magnificent French restaurants who are pulling out all the stops to make the day sparkle with  joie de vie.

Every Wednesday in July at Hihou Bar, The House of Santory is staging a take over. Simon Denton has prepared a bespoke menu for guests to perfectly balance with Suntory Whisky’s full portfolio. Prices are $55 per person for a 3 course tasting menu, while a 6 course dinner will cost $120 per person. Get your tickets and information here.

The Bridge Hotel is here bringing Europe to you on the 29th July!  Stroll down the famous laneway (mind the snow) and immerse yourself in the many sites, smells and flavours from Europe 12-5pm. And while it may not be quite as warm as the European sun at present, you can warm your belly with a tipple of mulled wine or cider. Entry is free! Food and bev tokens can be purchased at the bar for $6 each.

Heading to the end of the month, Bendigo on the Hop is back for it’s second year with 22 brewers showing their stuff at 11 of Bendigos finest establishments. Get your ticket, your glass and your guide and stroll your way around Bendigo while sampling some of Australias finest beers. Bendigo on the Hop is happening on the 1st August (yes I know, not July) and tickets are $50. Get more information and tickets here.

One of my favourite dinners around town is turning two! Young Guns Dinners, a celebration of Melbournes up and coming chefs and somms, is letting their founding lady, Ms Jerry Mai, lose in the kitchen to put together a feast. Tickets are just $99 a head with more info o how to book here. I’ve been to the last 4 dinners and they have all blown my socks off.

Don’t forget that Section 8 and Gravity Coffee are still running their amazing cans for coffee efforts in July . Go into Section 8 on a Monday in July and August between 9am – 1pm with a can of food (or two) and they will give you a coffee and then pass your can on to charity.

Negroni’s, Coffees for Cans, World Gin Day and More…Whats Up in June

Hi all,

So I was going to write a post last week but to be honest, starting a new job at the same time as doing Good Beer Week while dying from germs threw me a little so I put it off till this week which means I now have twice as much to say as I would otherwise which goes to show that procrastination lays down the seeds of its own destruction…or something like that. I don’t know, I’ve not had coffee and I have a slight hangover from too many beers last night…anyway…on to whats on in June.

Coffee for Cans

Speaking of coffee, the fine folk at Section 8 and Gravity Coffee had an idea to support shelters and food banks in Melbourne with your help. Go into Section 8 on a Monday in June, July and August between 9am – 1pm with a can of food (or two) and they will give you a coffee and then pass your can on to charity.

Negroni Week

Now those of you out there who have actually had to suffer through drinking with me will know that Negroni is not my favourite drink, I am no where near enough of a grown up to enjoy the bitterness that Campari brings to the table. Saying that, I do love a good cause and Negroni week supports good causes galore. Running from the 1st – 7th June, you can get a Negroni at host of different places and a portion of what you pay will go to the charity of the venues choosing. Go for a straight up classic or maybe with a twist, the choice is yours. Find out where to get your Negroni in Melbourne here.

World Gin Day

World Gin Day is on the 13th June with heaps of happenings all around town to celebrate this marvelous spirit. The Gin Palace will be putting on a stack of events and workshops which celebrate local and international gins to see you through the day.  Romulus and Remus in Richmond are hosting Bass and Flinders for a Gin making workshop. I spent last years World Gin Day with my mate, The Gin Queen where we had a Hendricks afternoon tea, chatted to Gin Makers at the Gin Palace and crashed a first date at Eau de Vie. Fingers crossed that this year will be just as much fun.

Southgate Movable Feasts

As I’m the one in the group who is constantly moaning about there being far too many places to eat at and far little time to do the eating (there’s always one right?) I’ve decided the only answer is progressive dining. Luckily Southgate have come to the party with their movable feast. All feasts are 3 courses with a glass of wine with entree and main and a coffee/tea with dessert and cost between 65$ and 85$ a head depending on the restaurants you pick. With a choice of over 10 different restaurants participating, you’re sure to be able to please everyone in your group. The feast runs from the 14th June to the 3rd August and you can book your ticket online here.

Project Botanical Pop Up Bar

Bombay Sapphire is back once again with their Project Botanical Pop Up. A massive hit last year and for good reason, both food and drinks were divine. Tickets are just $45 a get you two courses with two matched cocktails. Running from June 24th to 11th July, tickets will sell out quickly. Get more info and tickets here.