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Melbourne Cafe and Coffee Culture Walking Tour

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Melbourne, Australia
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Melbourne’s unique café culture that thrives among the city’s iconic laneways and arcades. Follow your local guide through charming backstreets and learn about the city’s growing foodie scene as you visit several unique caffeine outposts. Sip your joe like a local with an included cup of coffee and light café lunch. This small-group walking tour of no more than 8 people ensures a personalized experience.
  • Cafe culture walking tour in Melbourne
  • Discover the hidden cafes that line Melbourne charming laneways
  • Ride on the tram to lesser-known laneways (ticket included)
  • Enjoy a light cafe-style lunch (included)
  • Small-group tour maximum 8 people ensures a more personalized experience
Discover what makes Melbourne a coffee drinker’s paradise on this small-group walking tour. Victoria’s capital has long been home to a thriving café culture, from the large coffee palaces of yesteryear to modern boutique cafés. Meet your guide in central Melbourne to begin exploring the caffeinated scene.

Along with your small group of no more than 8 people, wander through Melbourne’s famous laneways to discover the city’s favorite cafés, both old and new. Take a tram ride to coffee houses off the beaten path, where you’ll learn about the history of coffee in Australia and the important role that cafés have played in forming Melbournian culture.

Follow the aromas of roasting beans and steamed milk to the final stop on your 3-hour tour. Settle in at a local café for a scrumptious lunch and a steaming cup of Melbourne’s most beloved brew, included with your booking. Depart your tour filled to the brim with ideas of where to get your daily coffee fix throughout the rest of your stay in Melbourne.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hill of Content bookshop
Start your Cafe and Coffee tour here at this iconic store
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hardware Lane
As cafe lovers will tell you, there is more to coffee than a 43-bean blend – it’s also about where you’re enjoying your cup of joe. Nowhere in Australia is this more true that in Melbourne, home to a thriving cafe culture. On this small-group walking tour through Melbourne’s maze of narrow laneways, hear from your local guide the stories of the coffee revolution, from the large coffee palaces in the 1950s to today’s hip boutique coffee bars.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Meyers Place Bar
Hop on the tram and ride away from the crowds to smaller, lesser-known lanes that are a coffee junkie’s paradise. As you walk, enjoy the rich aroma of coffee roasting and smell exotic herbs and spices coming from the cafes. Discover the individual characteristics of each cafe, which together make up the best cafe culture in Melbourne.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
333 Collins Street
Finish your tour with a light and delicious cafe-style lunch and a cup of coffee, all included.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hidden Secrets Tours - Guided Walks of Melbourne
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Melbourne Cafe and Coffee Culture Walking Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Definitely worth it!
Vacation642765
, May 2019
Excellent introduction to the city history, culture, and cafes. Jess was awesome. Very informative, and excited to share her knowledge. We visited several local cafes to try different kinds of coffees and ended up having an awesome lunch at a trendy place. We are glad we started our day with this tour.
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Relaxed Fun
BoardingPass725901
, Dec 2018
There were 4 of us on a lovely sunny day and we enjoyed being taken across Melbourne's sights, history, laneways and of course coffee hot spots. Our guide was relaxed and engaging with her knowledge and personal insights. Lunch was also included, so it was good value. Recommend.
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Out of all the tours we took...
Durette C
, Jan 2017
Out of all the tours we took throughout Australia, this was our favorite! Our guide was really knowledgable, and catered the tour to all of us. We saw and drank our way through! some amazing coffee shops, restaurants and small boutiques. The most amazing was having coffee at the ground floor of the Ambassador from Monaco's residence. Too coo!
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We both loved this tour. Our guide...
angiepaskevicius
, Jun 2016
We both loved this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative. Learning about the coffee history of Melbourne while checking our the hidden away Cafes we a great way to spend a few hours
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Wonderful. Cathy was very personable...
Glennys H
, Mar 2016
Wonderful. Cathy was very personable and we had a fun tour with her. Lovely places coffee and chocolates and of course lunch in a quirky restaurant.
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Much more than just a coffee tour...
roschele3
, Feb 2016
Much more than just a coffee tour. Yes, you'll learn about the low-key coffee shops and cafes that are down alleys with barely any signage. But you'll also learn a bit about Melbourne's history. The tour guide was enthusiastic, fun and informative. And by the way, the coffee is fantastic!
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This is a welcome addition to the...
John N
, Mar 2015
This is a welcome addition to the great Secret Lanes and Arcades tour of the Melbourne CBD, ranging slightly further afield than the central core. Our guide, Sarah, was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and really made our tour enjoyable. The tour expanded our experiences in Melbourne showing us places that we would never have found by ourselves. The places we stopped at for coffee, chocolate and lunch were great foodie experiences. We would recommend this tour to others that are interested.
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This was also a very interesting...
Gail B
, Sep 2014
This was also a very interesting tour with Sarah as a great guide once again. She took us to some iconic Melbourne coffee shops and also showed us many places to eat and have food in the real Melbourne style. I did go to quite a few of the places she recommended on my days in the city.
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Super tour, Sarah was so...
Sandi D
, Jul 2014
Super tour, Sarah was so knowledgeable. History of Melbourne and its foodie growth was terrific. So many hidden treasures we can't wait to explore some more. Highly recommend this tour and the tastings were delicious.
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Our tour guide Sarah was fantastic...
Michelle H
, Apr 2014
Our tour guide Sarah was fantastic. you go to places you wouldn't see on a "normal" tour of Melbourne. The weather was perfect, we couldn't ask for a better day.

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