MELBOURNE | Alien & Coco is a hole in the wall Korean-inspired cafe hidden down a Melbourne city laneway. I recently visited for What’s On Melbourne to find out more.
The venue was started by TikTok sensation Rustam Raziev, who went viral for his selfless acts of kindness, offering to pay for the groceries of others, and just generally help people out. Korean is one of Rustam’s favourite cuisines, so when he decided to open his own venue, he wanted it to be Korean influenced.
The menu is small. A selection of sandwiches, desserts, and quality coffee. The tuna melt, sizzling beef bulgogi cheese steak, and kimchi cheese toastie are already crowd favourites.
To drink, there’s traditional and alternative lattes, along with a few juices and other Korean drinks. Try the unique jolly pong (a popular puffed Korean wheat cereal) topped latte for something different.
Alien & Coco
4/111 Hardware Street
Mon – Fri: 7:30am to 3:00pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00am to 3:00pm