Code Black Coffee, Southbank

MELBOURNE | A question that I get asked a lot, unsurprisingly given Melbourne’s global reputation as a coffee lover’s paradise, is where to find the best of it in town.

We’re blessed with a lot of brilliant options throughout this city. One of my favourite roasters is Code Black Coffee.  For brilliant coffee and food, I highly recommend the original roastery and cafe across the road from Barkly Square in Brunswick. The ethically source beans from around the world, and roast them on site. Their supply a lot of the top cafes in Melbourne, and even one of my favourite coffee shops in Tokyo, Koffee Mameya, uses their beans.

If you’re looking for something more central, however, Code Black also have a pop-up kiosk along the Yarra in Southbank. The range is smaller than the cafe, but the coffee is just as brilliant. There’s the main hot and cold brew styles on offer, along with chai, hot chocolate, a small selection of ready to go drinks, and a pastry counter. During the warmer months, there’s also things like ice-cream, and doughnut ice-cream sandwiches.

Code Black Coffee (Southbank)

1 Southbank Promenade
Victoria 3006

Telephone: (03) 9388 0005
E-mail: [email protected]

Mon – Wed: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thu – Sun: 8:00am to 10:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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