Tucked on the bend of the Yarra not far from the razzmatazz of Toorak Road, but seemingly a million miles away in its leafy haven, Kanteen is a long-serving icon of the southside. As Italian as you can get, woe-betide you if you sniff at their coffee. Thankfully the hot chocolate lives up to their exacting standards too, with the stallions delivering a thick broth of duskily dark delight.

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Kanteen details

150 Alexandra Ave

South Yarra 3141

Nearby Stations: Burnley; South Yarra

Telephone 03 9827 0488

Open Mon-Sat 7am-3pm; Sun 8am-3pm

Kanteen website

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