Express Espresso | Melbourne’s Best Takeaway Coffee Windows

By Anna Carew Reid
15th Oct 2015

Window service is all the rage at Melbourne’s best cafés, and it’s not just coffee that you can get to go these days. For a range of sweet snacks and luscious lunch options to take away, as well as caffeine in a hurry, don’t waste time navigating your way through the tables, chairs and rogue children to get to the counter. Simply breeze up to the best express windows in Melbourne and place your order then and there. Because your time is precious.

CH James


Making its mark on Melbourne’s coffee scene is CH James, which has teamed up with Small Batch to satisfy Fairfield’s caffeine fiends with a quality roast. What’s more, these guys are offering express access through their coffee window, located on Station Street, making for the perfect speedy takeaway option. 

Green Park Dining

Carlton North

Located just off the busy Park Street bike path, Green Park Dining is doing a roaring trade in takeaway coffee, with cyclists pulling over for a pit-stop at the convenient takeaway window morning, noon and night. And with some seriously lush pastries on display, we don’t blame you if give in to temptation before you pedal away.

Caffe Bambino


Don’t let the location put you off. Caffe Bambino is serving up arguably the best coffee in Docklands AND you can order from their express window when you need your caffeine in a hurry. These guys also do some mean Italian treats and hearty sandwiches, making it your perfect stop for lunch on the go.

Jr Morse


Jr Morse operates as the takeaway arm of Dr Morse, serving up frills-free coffee and a short, decisive food menu. One for the commuters, Jr Morse sits beneath the Victoria Park railway station and is open weekdays from 7am and weekends from 8am. 

Paleo Den


You don’t have to be a health freak or gym junkie to pick up what they’re putting down at Paleo Den. Serving organic coffee from their takeaway window, these guys also do a mean protein muffin, so don’t be shy! 

Baba Sus

Glen Iris

Recharge on your way to Burwood train station with a takeaway coffee from this Asian-inspired gem, which offers a great express service from their window on Marverston Street. And if you’re looking to try something new, Baba Sus also do a top-notch matcha latte.

Café Bü

Carlton North

An abandoned milk bar on Canning Street has been transformed into this quirky café, which offers a simple breakfast/lunch menu upstairs and runs a great takeaway service from the window on street level. Café Bü's range of sweet eats is pretty epic, so be sure to get in early. 

The Bearded Man


Need to work on your hipster cred? The Bearded Man has got you covered with hot haircuts, phat beatz and some of the best coffee in Melbourne from Fitzroy’s Industry Beans. Take advantage of their window service to order a flat white on the run and a sneaky scroll from KWAK. We won’t tell anyone. 



With standing room only, Traveller is the perfect spot to drop by and pick up a coffee as you negotiate peak hour foot traffic in the Melbourne CBD. Roasting Seven Seeds coffee, this Crossley Street espresso bar also has some tempting treats from Brioche by Phillip on display at their takeaway window. You’ve been warned.



Operating as an exhibition space for underground artists as well as a men’s clothing retailer, Doomsday also offers a top-notch takeaway window, serving beans by Coffee Supreme. For a fashion fix and spot of culture while you fuel up on espresso, you can’t go wrong. 

Want more of the best coffee in Melbourne? Search ‘coffee’ in The Directory!

Image credit: Dr Morse via Facebook

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