Coffee

The best places in Carlton for your coffee fix
Market Lane Coffee, Carlton

Market Lane

Market Lane Coffee Faraday St is a small space to make and sell coffee for the Carlton community. Located in Carlton just of Lygon St and right next door to Baker D. Chirico, so you can grab a delicious pastry and a loaf of bread, and then pop into our little space for a coffee – brewed through espresso or pour over – and some beans for home.

Price: $

Open: Monday 7- Saturday 7am – 4pm. Sunday 8am – 4pm

Address: 176 Faraday St, Carlton

Food: NA

Service: ★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★★


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Seven Seeds

Seven Seeds

Seven Seeds ticks a lot of boxes with consistently great coffee and simple food all served inside a cavernous old warehouse. Seven Seeds is all about the coffee: see the in-house coffee plants, coffee laboratory and temperature-controlled storage space.

Price: $$

Open: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. Saturday – Sunday8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Address: 106-114 Berkeley St, Carlton

Food: ★★★

Service: ★★★

Ambience: ★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★


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Nora Melbourne

Nora

Nora recently opened touting creative South-East Asian influenced breakfasts alongside unique sweet tarts and high quality coffee. Their coffee service has its own character as well, with creations like the Saigon (pandan infused ice coffee) and a delightful sparkling cold brew. More conventional coffee offerings include an espresso program anchored around a La Marzocco 3 Group Linea espresso machine paired with a Nuova Simonelli Mythos grinder, featuring Small Batch Coffee’s Candyman blend.

Price: $$

Open: Tue-Thurs: 7AM-3:30PM Sat-Sun: 8AM-4.00PM

Address: 156 Elgin Street, Carlton

Food: ★★★★

Service: ★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★


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Food

The best restaurants in Carlton
The Town Mouse

The Town Mouse

Friendly, assured and five steps ahead of the game, the staff are an absolute joy and happy to make recommendations or to take a step back as required. And as for the stuff coming out of Amber McCabe (ex-Longrain) and husband Jay Comeskey’s (once at South Melbourne icon St ALi) kitchen goes – wowsers.

Price: $$$

Open: Mon – Thu: 5:30 pm – 12:00 am. Fri – Sun: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Address: 312 Drummond St, Carlton

Food: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★

Localness: ★★★★★

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Piqueos

Piqueos

This intimate Carlton North venue is going to finally signal the start of Melbourne’s much anticipated exploration of Peruvian, Argentine and Chilean cuisine. Piqueos is just the right amount of rustic – we especially like the wine barrel service stations – and just the right amount of innovative. Drinks at Gerald’s Bar first.

Price: $$ – $$$

Open: Tue – Thu: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Fri – Sun: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Address: 298 Rathdowne Street, Carlton

Food: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★

Localness: ★★★★★

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Middle Fish

Middle Fish

When we heard Middle Fish owner Pla hailed direct from southern Thailand, and not only that had her mum cooking up a storm in the kitchen, we could hardly contain ourselves. Try the breakfast menu,and dinner menu when venturing to this welcoming southern Thai retreat nestled in North Melbourne.

Price: $$

Open: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday -Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Address: 122-128 Berkeley St, Carlton

Food: ★★★★

Service: ★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★

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Booze

The best bars in Carlton
Gerald's Bar

Gerald’s Bar

Gerald’s Bar, bathing in the warm light and pleasant atmosphere, you’ll quickly feel like a local.The mood is jovial and relaxed. The beautiful thing about Gerald’s Bar is that it is always a product of spontaneity. The way the bar operates is that three bottle of red and three bottles of white are open at any time by the glass.  If the bottle disappears and you happen to be the next person to order wine, you can pick the next bottle by the glass.

Price: $$

Open: Monday – Saturday 5:00 – 11:00 pm

Address: 86 Rathdowne St, Carlton North

Food: ★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★★


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Carlton Wine Room

Carlton Wine Room

As far as entrances go, The Carlton Wine Room’s cellar gives plenty of bang for the buck. Down a staircase hidden behind the main bar, gives it the sort of reassuring calm that comes from being surrounded by copious quantities of excellent wine. The smart, Mediterranean-influenced menu includes porchetta di testa with smoked grapes, pan-fried skate served with octopus and olives, and house-made cvapii.

Price: $$ – $$$

Open: Monday – Wednesday 5:00 pm – 12:00 am. Thursday – Saturday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Address: 172-174 Faraday Street, Carlton

Food: ★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★

Cost Performance:★★★

Localness: ★★★★★


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The Beaufort

The Beaufort

Occupying an old neighbourhood boozer on Rathwdowne Street in Carlton, The Beaufort is nautical themed, American style dive bar with some damn fine hooch. You can just as easily order a pot of Australia’s finest craft beer (or a Victor Bravo from their secret stash)  as you can order a expertly crafted martini or Brooklyn.

Price: $$

Open: Tues to Sat 5pm–1pm

Address: 421 Rathdowne Street, Carlton

Food: ★★★★

Service: ★★★★

Ambience: ★★★

Cost Performance:★★★★

Localness: ★★★★★


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