For those weeks when you’ve got multiple assignments looming over your head, sometimes all you need is to get out of the house and head to an internet cafe for a change of scenery. Melbourne’s cafes are second to none and will be sure to help you power through your exam study. Eat your way through the city and fuel your mind with all that Melbourne has to offer. Read on for 7 of the best internet cafes in Melbourne.
Distance from The University of Melbourne’s Student Village: 22-minute drive
If you’re after a decent coffee with student-friendly prices then Fourth Chapter is your best bet. Serving up small coffees for only $3.80, it’s a no-brainer. Bring your laptop along and sit in a picturesque plant sanctuary, perfect for ultimate focus. The chilli egg scramble will give you that morning zest you need to smash out that last-minute essay. Open Monday-Sunday, Fourth Chapter have you covered every day of the week.
Top Paddock Cafe
Distance from The University of Melbourne’s Student Village: 13-minute drive
If you’re after an insane eggs bene with crispy melt-in-your-mouth bacon, potato rosti, béarnaise sauce; you know, all the good stuff - then Top Paddock will absolutely blow your mind. Located in the quaint suburb of Richmond, this cafe has unbelievable food that will leave you drooling and ready to dominate that 5000-word assignment. Arrive early in the morning after your morning yoga sesh and you’ll be ready to conquer your day.
Naughty Boy Café
Distance from The University of Melbourne’s Student Village: 8-minute drive
Ricotta Buttermilk Waffles anyone? Located in Princess Hill, Naughty Boy Café will be your new favourite study spot. The waffles are truly out of this world and will fuel you up for a study-filled day. If you’re after a ripper of a brew, make Naughty Boy your new local.
Distance from The University of Melbourne’s Student Village: 10-minute drive
If you’re after a flaky butter filled almond croissant or fresh Avo on homemade sourdough then pop into Faraday’s Cage. Your pup is more than welcome to stay for breaky too. Need we say anything more? With fresh bread and pastries that are made with love, you’ll be left feeling warm and fuzzy inside and ready to memorize those exam topics.
Suburb: Central City
Distance from The University of Melbourne’s Student Village: 3-minute drive
If you feel like an extra cheesy Reuben toastie in the heart of the CBD then Poolhouse Coffee is calling your name. These cheese-filled toasties will blow your socks off and send you into that food coma that you’ve been dreaming of. The lovely staff will make you feel welcome the second you walk in. Their velvety, creamy, matcha lattes are unworldly. For a chilled vibe that you’ve been searching for, and free WIFI alllll day - Poolhouse won’t disappoint.
Baby Eggs Café
Distance from The University of Melbourne’s Student Village: 39-minute drive
Fancy Eggs bene on potato croquettes? Say no more, get down to Baby Eggs Cafe pronto. These guys know how to make seriously good eggs and a brew like no other. If you’ve got some time to spare, or are wanting to get out of the city during the holidays, then this is well worth the commute. Located in the suburb of Moorabbin, there’s something for everyone – yip, even the fussy ones. You won’t want to miss this one.
Suburb: South Yarra
Distance from The University of Melbourne’s Student Village: 17-minute drive
Head to Darling Cafe in South Yarra if you’re looking to treat yourself after exams. This is one of the most Instagrammable cafes in Melbourne. Think drinking smoothies out of light bulbs and pancakes with Berry Compote, Chocolate Ganache, and Crumble, coated in cinnamon sugar for only $20. The price points are reasonable and you definitely get what you pay for. An absolute must-visit.
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