Sip-n-Cycle cafes

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Coffee, cafes, chai and of course cycling – this section and listing is dedicated to your enjoyable pleasures! 

Over the last decade we have witnessed cycling boom as Melbourne’s ‘new golf’ and as a petrol free way to get to work. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of two wheeled devotees have taken to enjoying an espresso with their ride.

Anchorage Coffee Shed

telephone: 9397 7799

Parsons Marina - 34 The Strand

Williamstown, Victoria

Bayside Riders can pull off the path here for a cool drink, refuel or a coffee to go, whilst taking a break on the alfresco seats with splendid views across picturesque Hobsons Bay to the CBD.

Bancroft Bites

telephone: 03 5156 2854

2/57 Metung Rd


Metung, Victoria

The ambitious cafe has made a huge impact in this Victoria's only village quickly establishing a reputation for the best coffee on the Lakes.

Bear Brass

telephone: 03 9682 3799

River Level


Melbourne, Victoria

Our city’s original settlement was called Bear Brass before it was renamed Melbourne in 1838. This buzzy café overlooking the Southgate’s steam boat berths adds to the Yarra’s rich gastro tradition. Try their Tapas or gourmet pizzas with a cool exotic beer.

Beechworth Bakery

telephone: 03 5728 1132

27 Camp Street


Melbourne, Victoria

Many make the trip up the hill just for this experience.  Open for breakfast, lunch, snacks and early dinners seven days a week.  Here you can enjoy perhaps their delicious pies, mouth watering cakes or sandwiches – not to forget a great coffee. 

Beechworth Honey

telephone: 03 5728 1432

Corner Ford and Church Streets


Beechworth, Victoria

Discover the Beechworth Honey experience and story of how the Goldsworthy family have been making honey for over four generations. Here you can see live bees in a hive busy at work up close, enjoy an amazing audio visual tour, browse through the shop and experience their honey,  which The Age rates as an exceptional 8/10 honey treat.

Berth - Bar Cafe

telephone: 03 9670 0199

45 New Quay Promenade


Melbourne, Victoria

Whether its their eggs Benedict and bacon for breakfast you’ve come for or just a rich Monte coffee to get you going this is one of the Harbour’s most favoured destinations. Built over two levels, downstairs is much less formal and out on the over water deck cyclists can put their feet up and take in the view.

Bettenay's Prince Albert Hotel

telephone: 9397 7799

149 Douglas Parade

Williamstown, Victoria

This restored 'family' pub serves a great gourmet menu that has helped it become the most popular 'local' for smart young home makers and their families.


Boat Builders Yard

telephone: 9686 5088

23 South Wharf Promenade

South Wharf, Victoria

A relatively new Yarra River waterfront cafe from the 'Wye River Store' stable, this is a hive of multi level activity wedged between South Wharf's Hilton Hotle and DFO and the Melb Exhibition Centre that boasts an appetizing range of reasonably priced beers, wines, coffees and freshly served meals.

Boat Shed Café

telephone: 03 9699 3444

3 Aquatic Dr

Albert Park

Melbourne, Victoria

Situated in the former historic Jolly Roger boatshed that looks out over the water and its iconic swans, this alfresco café not only serves the best espresso on the Lake and but it doe a simply mouth watering BLT! You can hire paddle boats or have sailing lessons. Upstairs Yachting Victoria conducts a variety of development programs including boat license courses.

Boathouse Cafe

telephone: (03) 9375 2456

The Boulevard, Maribyrnong Park

Moonee Ponds

Melbourne, Victoria

Set in a beautifully renovated historic rowing shed overlooking across the Maribyrnong River, here around sunset you can enjoy their 2008 Victorian award winning smoky wood fired pizza that recently won a gold medal whilst taking in the scenic views. It's well worth the ride to enjoy the best of the best.

Bridge Road Brewers

telephone: 03 5728 2703

Old Coach House & Ford st


Beechworth, Victoria

One of Australia's leading craft brewers, brewer Ben Kraus has racked up some of this country's top awards for his refreshing porter, lager and wheat beer ales  They also have a very tasty range of authentic gourmet Italian pizzas oven baked in the micro brewery.

Brown Cow Cafe

telephone: 9521 0547

382 Hamptohn St

Hampton, Victoria

This local cycling 'hub' is loved by the Beach Road set for its truly delicious coffee as well as its crafted brekkies!

Bullant Brewery

telephone: 03 5157 5307

46 Main St

Bruthern, Victoria

Situated on the town's main street overlooking the pristine upper reaces of the Tambo River and valley, this is an iconic 'must visit' micro brewery-cafe famouse for its crafted beers and freshly cooked seasonal produce, tasting platters and more!

Café Alex

telephone: 03 5772 1155

109 Grant St

Alexander, Victoria

Offers alfresco seating and is famous for owners Cinnamon and David’s free range ‘all day’ brekkie’ as well as mouthwatering butter milk pancakes.

Cafe Alex

telephone: 03 5772 1155

109 Grant St


Offers alfresco seating and is famous for owners Cinnamon and David’s free range ‘all day’ brekkie’ as well as mouthwatering butter milk pancakes.

Café Cirino

telephone: 03 9397 5452

133 Nelson Place


Melbourne, Victoria

Over looking historic Nelson Place and the heritage listed HMAS Castlemaine moored at Gem Pier, we recommend Danny’s heritage styled alfresco café which in the 1920 traded as Ron McDonalds Cycling Emporium. These days its still a magnet for discerning cyclists, but those seeking great espresso experience with maybe a hot blueberry muffin delivered with a welcoming smile and excellent service.

Cafe Racer

telephone: (03) 9534 9988

15A Marine Parade

St Kilda

Melbourne, Victoria

Despite a recent change of owners this iconic café is still the Melbourne’s Mecca for the lycra clad café set. Its backboard menu leans toward organic and free range with their crisp bacon and egg lightly toasted rolls described as ‘the best on Beach Road’

Carriage Cafe

telephone: 03 5964 2773 and 0408 348 122

35 Seymour St


Seville, Victoria

This exciting new ‘gourmet' cafe situated right on the Trail is set in an authentic 100 year old second class carriage on rails. It formerly ran on the Seymour to Albury line and its Age Good Food guide rated chef Melanie and her team specialize in cooking memorable breakfasts, soups and light meals using local produce, ice creams and of course passionately crafted espressos. They can tell you about the local vineyards at the end of the short 5 minute ride into Seville, also about its  friendly fruit shop which stocks local berries, peaches and cherries in season.

Cerberus Café & Restaurant

telephone: 9533 4028

Half Moon Bay

Black Rock

Melbourne, Victoria

Tucked away beneath the Red Bluff cliffs above the kiosk next to the bustling yacht club, it has simply amazing views across ever changing Half Moon Bay to the wreck of the historic Cerberus. This unique establishment is a real ‘hidden secret’ and as you would expect prides itself on its Mediterranean and fresh seafood dishes such as the seafood saganaki consisting of fresh prawns and scallops served on grilled haloumi cheese topped with lemon & olive oil dressing.

Ceres Cafe

telephone: 03 9380 8861

8 Lee St


Melbourne, Victoria

At this Merri Creek institution there is always something interesting happening. Their menu has an organic focus including the excellent coffee and tea whilst the tasty soups and tofu wraps are just sensational.

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