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Dukes Coffee Roasters
In a city where good baristas earn more than most bankers, getting your midday latte at Starbucks screams Tina Tourist. Head instead to this wood-wrapped wonder that’s a firm fave for its carefully sourced, locally-roasted beans and smooth espresso blends – thankfully served without the sneer and condescension that come as standard at some CBD coffeehouses.
247 Flinders Ln, City
+61 3 9417 5578
If you’re only going to do one thing, do it right – Lune’s around-the-block lines suggest head bakers Kate and Cam have certainly perfected their pastries. Join the queue, or, for a more involved and experimental tasting sesh, pre-book one of the ‘Lune Lab’ counter seats overlooking the glass creation cube, where bottomless coffee accompanies the buttery-flaky taste bombs.
119 Rose Street, Fitzroy
+61 3 9419 2320
Alfrisky flick fest in the Royal Botanic Gardens showing current, cult and preview films. It being Melbourne, there’s a triff range of food trucks, candy stand and bar. BYO rug or book a Gold Grass ticket for a bean bed, better view and waiter service.
Royal Botanic Gardens Central Lawn, South Yarra