Chasing the best coffee in St Kilda
It’s no secret that Melbourne has some of the best coffee in the world, with our café culture extending to almost every suburb across the city. By the water in St Kilda, you can find a latte or espresso with ease, but where’s the very best cup of coffee?
From Acland Street’s busy precinct to spots off the main drag, we’ve done the hard work to find out where you should be getting your coffee in St Kilda.
With one of the more extensive coffee sections you’re likely to see, Matcha Mylkbar covers all of your caffeine bases, no matter how creative they might be. Showing off coffee from Port Phillip icons St Ali, Matcha Mylkbar delivers great espressos and cappuccinos on a regular basis. However, their speciality coffee is where the menu really comes alive.
Featuring latte varieties including blue algae, charcoal, mushroom and date, and even purple peanut butter (yes, it’s a thing), you can get experimental at this Acland Street hotspot.
72A Acland Street, St Kilda
Monday to Sunday 8 am to 3 pm
From the new school to the traditional, Galleon has been a mainstay in St Kilda for coffee lovers for 35 years. Located on Carlisle Street, the coffee here is delivered with consistent quality and a no-frills attitude.
For those wanting a coffee and well-priced breakfast staples, this St Kilda institution deserves a visit.
9 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
Monday to Friday 7 am to 4 pm
Saturday to Sunday 7 am to 5 pm
An Acland Street favourite, 95 Espresso has long been ranked as one of the best coffee destinations in St Kilda. With sublime service and one of the better cold drips you can find, 95 Espresso features great blends from Sensory Lab.
Catering to locals and tourists alike, 95 Espresso is a must-visit for those wanting the best coffee in St Kilda.
95 Acland Street, St Kilda
Monday to Wednesday 7:30 am to 11 pm
Thursday 8 am to 11 pm
Friday 7:30 am to 1 am
Saturday 8 am to 1 am
Sunday 8 am to 11 pm
This former storage room now puts out some of the best coffee in St Kilda. For real. Laid-back and focusing on coffee, this cosy café highlights New Zealand roaster Allpress Espresso, which is always a good sign for caffeine lovers.
Whether you favour an espresso, soy latte or prefer the warming taste of chai, Miss Jackson is one tucked away spot (off Fitzroy Street) worth a visit.
2/19 Grey St, St Kilda
Tuesday to Sunday 7 am to 4 pm
Arguably the most consistently excellent coffee in the St Kilda area, the St Kilda Dispensary has a great medical-inspired décor that helps it stick out even further in the café crowd.
The unique vibe importantly doesn’t outshine your coffee order, with Allpress helping deliver reliably flavoursome lattes and cappuccinos on a daily basis. Located on Brighton Road, the St Kilda Dispensary is the perfect spot for your next coffee appointment.
The St Kilda Dispensary
13 Brighton Road, St Kilda
Monday to Friday 7 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday to Sunday 8 am to 3:30 pm
These are just a handful of the best coffee destinations in St Kilda, with plenty more for you to find around every corner.
See some more great café spots that Port Phillip locals love, or read our latest Explore Port Phillip blog posts for more discoveries by the bay.