Food – St Ali

12-18 Yarra Place
South Melbourne Vic 3205

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I’m almost ashamed to admit that the last time I found myself at this highly regarded micro roaster was over two years ago and really I can’t say much has changed. The coffee is as good as ever and continues to set the standard across town. I’m by no means a coffee aficionado, but the brew here is some of the best you’ll get. To their credit, it seems like everyone wants in on the action with a significant number of cafes proudly stocking the St Ali blend.

For those that are yet to visit, this really is the quintessential hipster café. Located in a well preserved old industrial property, it looks just as it did when it operated as a warehouse. It’s raw, rustic and full of character. There’s no fancy artwork or expensive furnishings in sight, just a stack of mismatched recycled tables and retro chairs that could have come from any 1970s home. Continue reading