The best coffee in Fitzroy, Melbourne

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Home to some of the best cafes and roasteries in the country, coffee lovers are spoilt for choice in the inner north Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Check out our top picks below:

Industry Beans

Address: 70-76 Westgarth St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Opening Hours: 7am–4pm Monday to Friday, 8am–4pm Weekends

Industry beans is a popular roastery and cafe located in the trendy sidestreets between Brunswick St and Nicholson St in Fitzroy. While the original premises was on Rose St, they are now located on the corner of Fitzroy & Westgarth.

With a stated mission to “source, roast and brew amazing coffee, create unique experiences, and serve our customers…” and a track record of doing just that, this is up with the best spots to grap a flat white or pour-over coffee while strolling the streets of Fitzroy.

In addition to their innovative brunch menu, they serve up consistently delicious single origin and blends. You can also order coffee beans for delivery via their webste.

Stagger Lee’s

Address: 276 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Opening Hours: 7am–4pm Monday to Friday, 8am–4pm Weekends

A sister cafe to the famous Proud Mary in Collingwood, Stagger Lee’s is located in the busy section of Brunswick Street, with both inside and outdoor seating available.

They serve a wide range of coffees from Magics to Cold Brew and naturally use Proud Mary beans.

This place can get busy on the weekends so get in early if you want to nab a table. They also have a liquor license if you want to mix things up a bit.

Breakfast Thieves

Address: 1/420 Gore St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Opening Hours: 7:30am–2pm Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am–2pm Weekends

Located in a peaceful side street between Smith St and Brunswick St, Breakfast Thieves is one of the best spots to step out of the hustle and bustle for a relaxing coffee break or extended brunch.

The cafe uses beans from nearby Rumble Coffee Roasters and serves batch brew filter coffee in addition to espresso based drinks.

Note that Breakfast Thieves is closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Sir Charles

Address: 121 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Opening Hours:7.30am–3.30pm Monday to Friday, 8am–3.30pm Weekends

Open every day of the week, Sit Charles serves up asian inspired meals in their trendy, industrial space located just off Brunswick St near the corner with Johnston.

From Flat White to V60 Pour Over, it’s one of the best spots in the area for reliably good coffee. They also stock a range of coffee gear.

Sir Charles is probably the largest cafe on our list so is a good option for a larger group.


Why does Melbourne have the best coffee?

Regularly referred to as one of the coffee capitals of the world, Melbourne’s obsession with coffee starts with the Italian and Greek immigrants that arrived in the city after World War II. While much of this European coffee culture remains, Melbourne baristas and coffee shops have continued to innovate and perfect their craft, in the same way the city’s restaurants have done with food.