Duration: 2.5 hours (approx.)

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

Calling all coffee lovers! The Victorian capital is renowned for serving the best coffee in the world, and this relaxed Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour will take you to four unique cafes and coffee venues around the CBD (Monday to Friday) or vibrant and buzzing South Melbourne (Saturdays). Smell the finest blends, taste a range of brews, talk to the best baristas in the biz, and learn some of the fascinating history of the precincts you visit.


☆ Explore the laneways and arcades of the Melbourne CBD or trendy South Melbourne (including a walk through the famous South Melbourne market)

☆ Sample various blends of coffee and different styles of brewing at four unique cafes

☆ Hear anecdotes on the history of Melbourne and its cafe culture

☆ Maximum group size: 10.


☆ Guided small group walking tour

☆ Friendly and expert local foodie as your guide

☆ Commentary on the history of Melbourne and its cafe culture

☆ Visits to four cafes and a hot drink at each venue.

What you can expect

The Victorian capital is famous for its coffee culture, and this wonderfully relaxed Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour is a great way to sample some of the best and most innovative cafe offerings across the CBD and South Melbourne.

You’ll meet your friendly coffee addict guide and the rest of your small group of caffeine devotees in the CBD or opposite the iconic South Melbourne Market. Both the city and South Melbourne are absolutely packed with trendy coffee shops and hole-in-the-wall cafes, and you’ll visit four contrasting venues during this tour. You’ll also learn about the diverse range of blends and brewing methods on offer.

As you savour the flavours at each cafe, your guide will take you through the history of Melbourne’s coffee culture and explain the journey of the coffee bean from the farm, to the roasters, and finally into the hands of the city’s celebrated baristas.

You’ll be encouraged on this Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour to be adventurous. Try different styles of coffee, and make the most of the specialties that each venue offers. The baristas you’ll see in action take their craft very seriously! Take their advice and sample what they suggest (and that usually means taking your coffee black to experience the nuanced flavours of the bean).

When you’re in the coffee capital of Australia, it makes sense to immerse yourself in the cafe scene, and this Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour is the perfect way to do it. Enjoy!

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Pricing, dates and bookings

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

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Melbourne Coffee Lovers Walking Tour
Runs: Thursdays and Saturdays
Departs at: 10am
Departs from:
Thursdays – Corner LaTrobe and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne CBD
Saturdays – Corner Cecil and Coventry Streets, South Melbourne

Please make your booking below. Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address.


Important information

This tour has one central CBD or South Melbourne meeting point. Both are easily accessible by public transport. Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

Bookings are essential as numbers are strictly limited.

Please wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.


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