Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse Location: 19-21 Leveson St, North Melbourne, VIC Contact: 03 9329 2973 A quick stop in the leafy streets of North Melbourne to get that caffeine fix. Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse is popular among locals, with the hip cafe offering consistently good coffee and the most attractive baked goods. Step in and you’ll be equally charmed by the stylish, pared back interior; black boards sprawl across the walls, colourful, oddly-matched cups and saucers are speedily brought to each table, and there’s coffee paraphernalia in every nook and cranny. Separately, everything appears like an oddity, however when brought together, it works oh so well. Admittedly we made the fatal mistake of not opting for those almond croissants, which, as a result, left us for the remaining hour to eye off other diners who tucked into those perfect pastries. We watched as berry muffins were pulled out fresh from the oven and plucked off by avid customers one by one; kudos to us for resisting the temptation.
Poached eggs on hashbrowns
Poached eggs on toast with mushrooms
LatteThe coffee is clearly the star here, with the enticing aroma of freshly roasted beans quickly drawing the morning crowd in. As predicted, the latte is spot on, wonderfully smooth and with coffee art in tow. While the brekkie menu sports your standard fare (though those baked eggs look delish), we plan to return to try out their lunch menu, which appears to be a little more out there.