Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour

This small group tour will introduce you to a selection of the Victorian capital’s best inner-city cafes. Along the way you’ll meet some of the cafe owners that have played a role in shaping Melburnians’ thirst for great coffee. A delicious lunch is included.

5 stars

Sara T (via TripAdvisor)

‘My husband and I had a great time on this cafe and coffee tour. Shaun was a fantastic tour guide and we learned a lot about Melbourne’s history, with some tasty treats along the way. I would definitely recommend this as an activity for locals and visitors alike!’

  • Duration:

    3 hours (approx.)

  • Runs:

    Mon to Fri

  • Departs at:

    11.00am

  • Departs from:

    Bourke Street

Featured guest review

'My husband and I had a great time on this cafe and coffee tour. Shaun was a fantastic tour guide and we learned a lot about Melbourne's history, with some tasty treats along the way. I would definitely recommend this as an activity for locals and visitors alike!' - Sara T (via TripAdvisor)

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$105.00
  • Discover the city’s amazing café culture
  • Meet the owners of unique and historical café businesses
  • Savour coffee, tea, chocolate and sweet treat tastings
  • Enjoy a relaxed lunch in a character-filled cafe
  • Maximum group size: 10.
  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Coffee or hot drink of your choice at each venue
  • Sweet bites and other tastings along the way
  • Rustic café-style lunch with a non-alcoholic drink
  • Exclusive city tour map.

  • Brian F – Via TripAdvisor

    Had a great day walking through Melbourne with our guide Fiona. There was a lot of in-depth history of the trade and logistics of the coffee industry, complete with stop offs at hidden coffee spots around the city. The treats and lunch thrown in made it superb. Well worth a morning for the insights and stories.

  • Sara T – Via TripAdvisor

    My husband and I had a great time on this cafe and coffee tour. Shaun was a fantastic tour guide and we learned a lot about Melbourne's history, with some tasty treats along the way. I would definitely recommend this as an activity for locals and visitors alike!

  • Tour Highlights
    • Discover the city’s amazing café culture
    • Meet the owners of unique and historical café businesses
    • Savour coffee, tea, chocolate and sweet treat tastings
    • Enjoy a relaxed lunch in a character-filled cafe
    • Maximum group size: 10.
  • What's Included
    • Guided small group walking tour
    • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
    • Coffee or hot drink of your choice at each venue
    • Sweet bites and other tastings along the way
    • Rustic café-style lunch with a non-alcoholic drink
    • Exclusive city tour map.
  • Guest Reviews

    • Brian F – Via TripAdvisor

      Had a great day walking through Melbourne with our guide Fiona. There was a lot of in-depth history of the trade and logistics of the coffee industry, complete with stop offs at hidden coffee spots around the city. The treats and lunch thrown in made it superb. Well worth a morning for the insights and stories.

    • Sara T – Via TripAdvisor

      My husband and I had a great time on this cafe and coffee tour. Shaun was a fantastic tour guide and we learned a lot about Melbourne's history, with some tasty treats along the way. I would definitely recommend this as an activity for locals and visitors alike!

What You Can Expect

This Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour starts with an historical overview of the city’s coffee industry, dating back to the 1860s. You’ll visit Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar, the city’s first Italian coffee bar, established in the 1960s.

The tour then moves on through the network of inner-city laneways to a café at the top end of town, where you’ll stop for a coffee (or tea or hot chocolate) and a sweet bite. Next you’ll carry on to one of the city’s most famous chocolate boutiques, to enjoy a tasting of their delicious truffles.

The tour speeds up with a tram ride down to Little William St and the iconic Patricia Coffee Brewers. In this tiny, unobtrusive space you’ll sample Patricia’s famous filter coffee. Then it’s time for sweets – again! This time you’ll savour the delights of a French patisserie.

The tour concludes with lunch (suitable for all dietary requirement) in another of the city’s hidden cafe treasures.

While the venues visited on this Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour may change (after all, there’s so many to choose from!), just bring your appetite and your love of coffee, tea or chocolate!

Read our full review of this tour

 

Important notes

  • This tour has one central meeting point. Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with meeting point details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This tour has one standard price for adults and children. There is no charge for children under the age of three. Families with more than one young child are asked to book a private tour.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • To purchase a gift certificate, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
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