MELBOURNE | MIN The Cafe is a cafe at the Victoria Harbour end of Docklands that I recently visited for What’s On Melbourne. It’s a comforting, minimalist space, featuring natural materials, a light colour palette, lots of natural sunlight, and pastel floral accents.
MIN was created by Ellie to introduce a way of life that focuses on quality, wellness, and sustainability. Dissatisfied with a life that looked perfect on the outside, but struggling within, Ellie spent almost four years travelling the world, trekking, volunteering, and appreciating how to live more, with less.
Moving to New York City in 2016, Ellie studied at the prestigious Parsons School of Design, pursuing a long held passion for fashion and design. Upon returning to Melbourne, Ellie decided to put all of these experiences into MIN.
The cafe focuses on light and tasty dishes informed by Ellie’s passions and experiences, and love for Melbourne’s brunch scene. Think things like traditional and alternative lattes, bubble teas, milkshakes, and smoothies. The cereal milk latte, a nod to Ellie’s frequent visits to Milk Bar while studying in NYC, is a must order.
For food, it’s items like Basque burnt cheesecake with matcha cream, a miso glazed salmon salad and rice bowl, and scrambled egg croissants.
As well as the cafe, MIN is also home to Ellie’s fashion label of the same name. On the racks and displays you’ll find a selection of clothing and jewellery, as well as superfoods, face masks and other beauty and health products.
MIN The Cafe
868 Bourke Street
Thu – Mon: 10:00am to 4:00pm