If there could ever be one cafe that perfectly characterises Melbourne's cafe culture, it would have to be Degraves Espresso. First, you'll need to locate it – like so many of the city's establishments, it's hidden in a laneway. Once you've found the shabby chic cafe and secured an outdoor table under an umbrella, it's time to contemplate your coffee order. Whether you're after a strong espresso or a creamy latte, the coffee being constantly brewed and lovingly poured at Degraves is a winner with most Melbourne coffee snobs. Next, there's the food menu. Breakfast and lunch are guaranteed to please with eggs done many ways, French toast and panini. The dinner menu is equally pleasing with hearty soups and tapas. Finally, with your coffee and food in front of you, it's time for some people-watching or newspaper-reading to round off your perfect Melbourne cafe experience.
23-25 Degraves St, (03) 9654 1245comments powered by Disqus