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 9583 1068
Overlooking the Bayside Ride near the Black Rock 'Clock Tower', this popular café and bike store caters for cyclists from all walks of life but they also cater for walkers and passersby. They serve a great selection of freshly prepared baguettes, wraps and cakes. Lattes and various coffee drinks are prepared using our Espresso machine from freshly ground coffee beans.
telephone: (03) 9580 3377
Famous for its alfresco Bay views, the Age’s epicure writer Matt Preston after savoring their Kin smoked-salmon plate with dill, toast and celeriac remoulade, said “Its is dressed with restraint so the shredded root and the oily pale-vermillion fish is not overpowered by mustardy mayonnaise.”
telephone: 0428 359 884
This fully licensed track side cafe serves all day breakfasts, and what surely must be the country's best turkey BLT focaccias! They also bake scrumptious home-made cakes and scones, enhanced by free-range eggs and serve superbly crafted fair-trade organic espressos.
telephone: 5967 2221
Yarra Junction, Victoria
Situated in the Yarra Junction Shopping Centre's bustling Arcade, Tazmin and her passionate team have simply the best coffee in town which comes with a tempting selection of home baked pastries and treats.
telephone: 03 9387 8699
Located 200m off the Upfield Bike Path (near Brunswick Station) this groovy cafe welcomes cyclists and they have a bike lock up in their shaded courtyard. Check out their daily special board for new ideas.
telephone: 03 9589 3040
At this historic seaside landmark café right on the foreshore you make room for their flagship Rickett’s Point Breakfast comprising either poached, scrambled or fried eggs, crispy bacon, grilled tomato, mushrooms, spinach, hash browns, sausages, & baked beans with toast.
telephone: 03 9662 1771
Melbourne cbd, Victoria
This is one of the grooviest cafés on the Yarra over looking the bike path and just a few steps down from Federation Square. Its well worth queuing for a table on the deck to enjoy the river views and if you have a bit time order the Moroccan baked eggs with sourdough toast for a special brunch taste sensation.
telephone: 9816 8911
Described as a little piece of "Nivana" by a Bike Paths guide reader this cafe has real 'attitude' and known for its crafted poured coffees!
telephone: 03 5154 2480
Lovingly restored to it former glory by Peter and Kay, its re furbished wood fired Scotch oven is pumping out mouth watering organic sourdough bread, spelt fruit loaves and yeast breads.
telephone: 03 9686 2990
Named after the Sufi mystic, patron saint of Yemen who is said to have kicked off the world's fascination with coffee – which leads to this cafe's single ‘Third Wave’ obsession. Part of its huge coffee roasting warehouse is dedicated to sharing its caffeine love with cyclists and others, who flock here to also enjoy Middle Eastern-influenced pide, fattoush and Lebanese pizzas.
telephone: 9380 5499
Carlleton North, Victoria
Located on the Capital Trail, this serious coffee house with its proven South Melbourne pedigree includes a kids playground next door for the kids.
telephone: 9525 5545
St Kilda, Victoria
Just a few minutes ride out along the pier, the kiosk serves excellent coffees and light meals. On warmer days, the alfresco table seating provide unsurpassed views across the moored yachts in the marina with the CBD skyscrapers proding a backdrop.
Wating for the new Stokehouse to arise again from the ashes:
telephone: 03 9853 1828
This quite exquisite historic riverside café, complete with classic rowboats for hire, is worth cycling to enjoy the fresh gourmet muffins with a good coffee whilst you chill out and watch the Yarra life flow gently by.
telephone: (03) 5229 2889
This retro pub-cafe is decorated with photo’s of dogs from all over the world is a definite must see for canine lovers. They serve great pizzas and pasta. Their Big Breakfast on Saturdays can only be topped by the Hot Dog pizza at night.
telephone: 03 9539 7004
An improvement since Sam Newman's gone, and is now a perfect mid way stop along the Bayside path with its relaxed atmosphere, refreshing sea breezes and splendid views over this city's only remaining seawater baths that were once the home of the Iceberg swimmers. For a very special breakfast go for their eggs Royale Benedict, Florentine with café toast.
telephone: 03 5237 6470
Apollo Bay, Victoria
This brightly coloured family eatery is a favourite amongst locals and it is one of those places you need to check out for coffee when you arrive in the town to find out what's happening around the Bay.
telephone: 03 5752 2300
Situated in the town's old butter factory, it is famous for it sensational breakfasts, lunches and dinners, with a different menu almost every day. Naomi Ingleton and her Mum dub their Mediterranean inspired 'regional cuisine' with a strong permaculture ethos. Many of the fresh vegetables the cafe-restaurant uses are home grown from their own garden.
telephone: 03 9525 5855
A few metres from the waters edge, here you can enjoy with your coffee the sight of boats coming and going in the St Kilda Marina, amazing sunsets and watch an endless stream of joggers, cyclists and beach goers passing by. Their grilled mushrooms toasted sourdough with poached eggs & truffle oil makes for a memorable brunch treat.
telephone: 9596 6577
Situated on the New Steet ride to work lanes, this popular North Brighton cafe is regarded as a caffiene oasis serving two wheeled devotees and local residents with out fear or favour!