As you can probably tell, we take our caffeine very seriously.
Like the rest of the human population, there are few things we hate more than cold coffee and long lines, and for this very reason we’ve teamed up with Hey You and Visa Checkout to hunt down the very best coffee in Melbourne where you can beat the queue by ordering ahead on the Hey You App and get your daily dose without the wait.
And now, after a month of intense coffee love and admirable cafe loyalty, the search is officially over. We’ve counted every single one of your votes (there were thousands) and we are beyond thrilled to crown—drumroll, please—Pillar Of Salt as the coffee king of Melbourne!
Grinding some of the best beans in town, the team at Pillar of Salt are well deserving of this coffee crown, brewing Small Batch Coffee to absolute perfection. They serve every kind of filter coffee you could ever want, from pour over to batch brew to cold brew, and offer every kind of milk/mylk you could need.
Stop by on your way to work without a worry about the wait thanks to Hey You (if you haven’t downloaded the app already, get with the times and do it now) or get involved with their breakfast game (which is almost as good as their caffeine).
The peanut butter chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes are worth every god damn calorie, and the Nordic breakfast board (think vodka radish cured salmon, Emmental cheese, boiled egg, and smoked mackerel dip) is a new Melbourne breakfast classic. We’re also big fans of the organic wholegrain porridge—it’s unsweetened for all of you on a health kick.
Yeah, you’re going to want to keep coming back.
Find Pillar of Salt and the best coffee in Melbourne (without the queue) at 541 Church Street, Richmond.
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