LONG STREET COFFEE MELBOURNE
If you’re a avid reader of my articles here on Petite Passport you know that I love to find hidden gems. Spots not located on the main streets, but places you need to work for to find them. Melbourne is a city full of that sort of spots so my advice is to get a Myki card as soon as you arrive, get on a tram and start exploring (I will share all of my favorite addresses in The Australia Guide coming next week). First stop: a subway station called North Richmond. Walk to a quiet street called Little Hoddle Street where you will find Long Street Coffee, an amazing breakfast, lunch and coffee spot.
Couple Francois and Jane run Long Street Coffee. Jane told me that Francois is from Cape Town and that’s why they came up with the name Long Street (Long Street is one of the main roads in Cape Town full of great places). In this former garage they not only serve the best coffee but they also give refugees a place to work so they can learn more about the hospitality world. In the kitchen you’ll find chef Genshu Sata preparing the most amazing dishes like apple cider eggs Benedict.
The cafe is located in a small laneway with graffiti on the walls and a basketball net in front of the cafe if you like to do some hoops. Around the cafe you will find all kind of small creative companies like architects and graphic design studios. The interior is kept minimalistic with a lot of plants. The concrete tables and stools are made by themselves. A good place to go with friends, a lunch date or by yourself.
Check out: www.longstreetcoffee.com
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