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My Favourite Spots for Great Coffee in Melbourne

Melbourne’s daily newspaper, the Herald Sun, reported recently that Melbourne was voted to have the best coffee in the world. This is a pretty tall feat, considering my hometown’s esteemed baristas were up against the likes of Rome and Vienna in the competition stakes. The survey was conducted by travel website booking.com; a survey of …

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Take a Sip of Melbourne’s Coffee History

Soggy clouds blanket Melbourne’s skyline and I trudge along Swanston Street looking for an afternoon espresso. Beyond the boutique bistros, flanked by Bourke and Crossley Streets, is my destination – Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar. It’s at this very spot that Pellegrini’s, Melbourne’s coffee-drinking institution, made its debut by serving shots from freshly ground coffee in 1954. …

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