Many of the great things in life start with a 'C'!
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.
telephone: 03 5966 2213
Famous on the trail for their delicious freshly baked muffins, delicious lunches and fair trade organic coffee. A visit here is a a must do on the Warby end of the trail located about 50m shy of the old Warburton train station site.They also hire comfort bikes together with kid's trailer pods, and tag-a-longs. There is good parking nearby.
telephone: (03) 9537 2601
St Kilda West
This very local café screams "we love kids" with its jars of muesli-studded biscuits, frog-in-the-pond jellies and a wall of ads calling for nannies and babysitters! With your Monte coffee you can enjoy their home-made baked beans on toast baked with ham hock, egg and bacon pie.
telephone: 03 9646 0660
Launched some years back with great fanfare by 3AW’s Rex Hunt this take away which is opposite Station Pier is now under new ownership has etched a place in the Beacon Cove’s food scene for its very popular traditional ‘fish n chips’.
telephone: 9690 7960
Albert Park, Victoria
Very trendy Italian style eatery with a contempory flair, its awarding winning crusty Artisan pizzas are a pure taste delight!
telephone: (03) 9419 6204
At this iconic café, the staff combine that old-fashioned Italian experience of dressed waiters in white shirts and black pants with Brunswick Street's famous bohemian style. Sit by the coffee bar under two huge windows and delight in the endless stream of characters passing by as you throw back a truly great Monte espresso.
Melbourne food critics keep raving about its homely, un-abashed British style dishes and coffee, cooked by a team of passionate chefs and served by table staff who set out to ensure you have truly great experience!
telephone: 03 9486 1501
At this picturesque historic Yarra River landmark it is hard to decide whether to devour their renowned hot scones, jam n cream Devonshire Tea or tuck into a massive BBQ burger with their famous grilled potatoes.
telephone: 03 5683 2338
Fish Creek, Victoria
Enjoy alfresco under their grapevine or inside by the cosy fire. The 'Cow' as the local dairy farmers call it is renowned for its rich beef pies and scrummy vegetarian dishes.
telephone: 9689 3244
Set over looking the lower reaches of the Maribyrnong River this retro family cafe is part of the Footscray Arts precinct and serves a homely menu of tastey snacks, coffee, and light meals.
telephone: 03 5962 4002
With just five items on their menu, these guys are ‘focused’ and does it show. Be prepared for magnificent thick cut French Toast, yummy bacon and eggs, so fresh that must have been laid that morning!
telephone: 03 9696 1900
Vanilla French toast with fresh berries and organic honey, house-made cornbread with grilled bacon and a tomato and avocado salsa. Yum ! …these are just some of the delights at this sunny lake side café that prides itself on its memorable breakfasts and superb coffees.
telephone: 03 9534 2922
One of the hippest bakeries that’s famous for its organic, artisan produced, breads, cakes, and pastries and it serves some of the best espresso in St Kilda. You can feast on their pizzas, quiches and of course they open early to serve us cyclists breakfast and ‘to go’ food.
telephone: 03 5422 1129
Artisan baker Mara Szoeke, formerly of Loafer Bread in Brunswick decided to make a ‘tree-change' so she opened this small, funky bakery-café that features a wonderful array of organic biscuits and European style baked pastries. For lunch enjoy borscht – a Russian soup, followed by Sri Lankan spiced fruitcake – already a favourite with the locals.
telephone: 03 9827 0488
Toorak’s nearest waterfront café overlooks Herron Island and is very popular with the locals for a breakfast of rye ham, cheese & tomato melts or Spanish oven baked eggs with Spanish goats cheese, chorizo sausage, napoli, basil & parmesan.
telephone: 03 5664 2285
This is a regional Mecca for locals, visitors and rail trail riders for either breakfast, coffee and cake, a more substantial lunch, or for dinner a choice of delightful entrees, local seafood and other local top Gippsland produce.
telephone: 03 9690 4700
Over looking the Biltmore on leafy Dundas Place, this well known iconic alfresco café is famous for its inspiring French style pastries, cakes and classic winter soups, chunky beef pies and crusty baguettes with their huge variety of delicious salad fillings.
telephone: 03 9830 0188
A little piece of Paris right in the middle of Balwyn, it's possible to find some of the most unbelievable custard and jam doughnuts in Melbourne, together with a tempting display of fresh pastries. They also have an incredible range of sourdough and authentic European breads, but it's hard to go past their crusty batards.
telephone: (03) 9592 8411
Choose from the delicious selection of freshly baked French pastries, cakes or baguettes
with a choice of tantalising fillings.
telephone: 03 9882 9611
Here’s a delightful reminder of chic Paris right in the heart of bustling Burke Road where on your way into work you can discover Melbourne’s best sourdough crunchy baguettes filled with fresh ham, cheese, and tomato on a bed of baby cos to be taken to work, and only if you are strong willed enjoyed for lunch!
telephone: 03 9220 0130
Situated in the heart of Melbourne, this stylish French cafe is perfect for a business lunch or get me going again afternoon coffee. A scrumptious range of filled baguettes, delectable cakes and savouries are on offer and they can even cater for your next business function.