D’Marco is like an Italian café you would find in Italy and serves exceptional coffee and gourmet delights. The location is slightly surprising in a Centre right near Chinatown. This is a great picture of Melbourne! Dumplings next to an Espresso haven! D’Marco oozes charm with great ambience!
I’m getting to love the Italian way of coffee with strong blends and tasting notes that linger on – rather than a creamy coffee that is weak. D’Marco serves good strong coffee with great crema made with Vittoria beans. Al Pacino would be proud!
This is like chic Rome or Milan from yesteryear (I was there in the 70s). Love the velour benches, the dark timbers and the iconic stools. And I also love the posters with Italian themes from past decades.
D’Marco offers Dench bread and Dench sourdough fruit toast, something I love. They also offer great favourites such as soups and baguettes and pasta meals. And there are great cakes with the awesome coffee.
There is a separate dining area in the Court. But dining inside is a highlight with the dreamy music and great customer service. I noticed many regulars patronising D’Marco’s. I would call it an iconic institution as a forerunner of the espresso bar renaissance in Melbourne.
D’Marco Espresso Bar, 108 Bourke St CBD – Cafe - Food 8.5 Coffee 9 Ambience 9