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Love coffee? We polled 20 baristas to determine Melbourne's top five coffee slingers

Proud Mary

Syphon bar, six-group powder-blue Synesso machine and direct trade small-lot house roasts. Come for the coffee, stay for duck ravioli. It’s the café that’s on every barista's ‘regular’ list. Collingwood.


The café that every barista wishes they’d started first. Black, white or filter are your only options. There’s no seating, no sign and no BS. But there are doughnuts – and the beans come from the who’s who of roasters (Proud Mary, Small Batch). Melbourne.

Market Lane

Fleur Studd helped make the small batch roasting movement possible through her green bean importing company Melbourne Coffee Merchants. Oh, and she and Jason Scheltus do good brew. Melbourne.

Dukes Coffee

Is one big bag of sexy. Doing it for the south side it’s a slick room where they roast, and boast one of the best ham and cheese toasties in town. Windsor.

Seven Seeds

Responsible for dropping the 'ristretto' bomb on Melbourne the Seven Seeds contingent (including De Clieu) now form the old guard of specialist caffeine dealers. Carlton.

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Updated on 19 Mar 2014.

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