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Explore Melbourne's cafe culture by foot

Posted By dm_holly On October 4, 2013

Explore Melbourne's hidden gems with a cafe tour. Explore Melbourne's cafe culture by foot

Whether you're a long-term resident or you're thinking about what to do in Melbourne over your summer holidays, you might want to know about one of the city's best-kept secrets.

Most people living in Melbourne know about the vibrant coffee scene that exists in the city, but if you dig a little deeper you'll find there's so much more to love about the cafe culture than flat whites and macchiatos.

Hidden Secrets Tours Melbourne has developed a Cafe Culture Walk through the best eateries in the city centre. The tour includes tastings of some of the best baked goods and tasty treats in town, plus it's got coffee addicts covered. Experience the latest bean brewing techniques and technology with a group of like-minded explorers.


"The walk runs every weekday from 11:30am, and finishes with a delicious cafe lunch. You'll walk away with a CoffeeCup, maps, and a host of new experiences you'll be sure to brag about to your friends.


It's not all about the food and drink, though. The tour's enthusiastic guides are passionate about the city's early adopters and coffee experts, so you'll learn all about the history of the hospitality industry in the city. From licensing laws and immigration movements to the early days on entrepreneurship in Melbourne, the tour has something for everyone.

The walk runs every weekday from 11:30am, and finishes with a delicious cafe lunch. You'll walk away with a CoffeeCup, maps, and a host of new experiences you'll be sure to brag about to your friends.

If you are visiting for a holiday, you might want to think about staying somewhere close to the action. Mantra on Little Bourke is in a prime location for you to enjoy the Cafe Culture Walk, which departs from Bourke Street, along with scores of other Melbourne attractions. Its air conditioned suites come complete with living and dining areas, so it's an ideal spot in which to unwind after a long day sightseeing and coffee-tasting.


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