ARCHETYPE HOT COFFEE SPOTS

It’s widely acknowledged that “Look good, feel good, play good” is the official Archetype mantra – however behind closed doors we have another, equally important creed – “but first, coffee”….
When we’re not out sourcing the freshest threads, we often spend our down time looking for the best brews in Melbourne; the home of good coffee. To celebrate International Coffee Day, we thought we’d share with you some of the inner-city hidden gems we’ve found over the past few years…

It’s widely acknowledged that “Look good, feel good, play good” is the official Archetype mantra – however behind closed doors we have another, equally important creed – “but first, coffee”….
When we’re not out sourcing the freshest threads, we often spend our down time looking for the best brews in Melbourne; the home of good coffee. To celebrate International Coffee Day, we thought we’d share with you some of the inner-city hidden gems we’ve found over the past few years…

The North Side
Look no further than Wide Open Road in Brunswick. Just a stone’s throw from Sydney Road, the legendary staff and chilled tunes will make you feel welcome, and their ethically-sourced Brazilian coffee is in the very top echelon. The thick-cut bacon is a must-have addition with any brunch order!
If there’s a line (which there sometimes can be), just throw your name down, and head to the Boscastle pie shop next door to stock up on some of the best pastries in town.
Check out their website: http://wideopenroad.com.au/wor-roasters

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The South Side
St Kilda isn’t really a place we frequent, but it’s always a pleasure to bypass Leroy Espresso on our way to the foreshore. On the corner of Barkly and Acland streets, it’s hard to miss, and equally as hard to leave…
The bohemian paintings and sculptures inside look to have been inspired by The Archetype, but we usually prefer to grab a table out the front and enjoy the sunshine. The coffee beans are sourced by The Sensory Lab, and these guys ooze quality.
Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LeroyEspresso/

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The East Side
Veneziano is a coffee lover’s Mecca. This re-furbished warehouse opened up in Richmond only a few months ago, and upon entry you’d swear you have just walked into a Manhattan co-working space. There’s natural light pouring in from the ceiling-high windows, and enough indoor plants to get the hayfever senses tingling (not literally).
The house coffee blend changes throughout the year, sourced anywhere from South America to Africa, but you can be sure that the Q Graders (actual certified baristas) have quality assured it to the level that The Archetype ensures our thread counts!
Check them out at https://venezianocoffee.com.au/

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The West Side
Aptly named – it sits opposite a catholic church in the suburb of Seddon – Seddon Deadly Sins is a great place to relax and talk shop with your fellow Archetypes. It’s small, but that’s just part of the atmosphere, accentuated by the jazzy artwork on every wall. Oh, and if you haven’t gathered already by the themes in this article, the coffee is f****ng awesome!

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The CBD
The Queensberry Pour House in Carlton does coffee so well that it’s even found its way onto their food menu. That’s right, their lamb pie is soaked in the same single-origin coffee that they brew your latte with. Take our word for it, there is nothing more relaxing than reading your book at one of their window seats, jazz playing on the speakers, while sipping on an aromatic espresso brew.

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A weekend down the coast?
Check out the Swing Bridge Café and Boat House in Lorne, where you’ll come for the coffee but stay for the view. They say a picture speaks 1,000 words, so we’ll stop writing and just leave this here…

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