A standout Melbourne cafe is 65 Degrees. We all know why it's called 65 degrees - no need for explanation in a coffee crazy city... Having said that I’m prepared to launch out to 70 degrees on my espresso machine at home (living dangerously).
65 Degrees is one of my Melbourne favourites. I can't explain it but it feels very Melbourne. This is a great place to meet people, not just grab a take away coffee. You're embraced here. I find it a wonderfully personable café. Embracing and skilful is a great combination.
Home of the world champion barista after all. (Says it on the window...) Now, there's a talking point. The men behind the vision are Jim, Con and Peter Haralambopoulos. And 65 Degrees has delivered high standard coffee for years now and deserves respect accordingly.
Specialty coffee roasters and so passionate about coffee. Gridlock coffee is awesome and the coffee lives up to the hype. Silky crema packed with notes of brilliance. I also like to grab their coffee beans to take home – recently I was recommended the single estate Honduras. Single Martha Estate to be specific. I love how they roast the coffee on site.
I’ve enjoyed breakfast here several times including the excellent hearty big breakfast. They do a great corn fritter stack with smoked salmon, avocado and dill cream. Even the humble toasted sandwich is excellent. The service is great.
Love the breakfast menu but also the baguettes at lunch. Or try the tiramisu. I love even more that you can sit and have breakfast right next to the shiny big roaster. Gridlock Coffee specialty coffee roasters. Very popular amongst city workers. I follow these guys actively on twitter and I enjoy their witty, honest and often humorous comments and perceptions.
65 Degrees Cafe, 309 Exhibition St CBD – Café - Food 8.5 Coffee 9.5 Ambience 9