MIN The Cafe, Docklands

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
Victoria 3205

Telephone: n/a
E-mail: [email protected]

Thu – Mon: 10:00am to 4:00pm

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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