Brother Baba Budan

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 (Photograph: Vince Caligiuri)
Photograph: Vince Caligiuri
 (Photograph: Vince Caligiuri)
Photograph: Vince Caligiuri
 (Photograph: Vince Caligiuri)
Photograph: Vince Caligiuri

Pair an exotic coffee of the day with a chocolate chip brioche bun and enjoy on-the-go or at the single communal table inside Brother Baba Budan.

The origin story of Brother Baba Budan is that he stole seven seeds of coffee from the Middle East and took them to India. Now his namesake is a Seven Seeds branch in the city, a noisy, happy place with a single large communal table and a persistent ten-minute wait time (just in case you needed another indicator that the coffee was good). Takeaway is your best bet here, as there are more chairs on the ceiling than there are on the floor. The Seven Seeds roastery provides consistent top quality beans so that the flat whites are eminently drinkable and the espressos dashingly strong. But for our money, order Budan’s coffee of the day. Whether it be a piccolo made with the caramel and grapey Golden Gate blend, or a single origin medium bodied Guatemalan batch brew, it’s a guaranteed way to expand your coffee knowledge. Prices range between $4 and $5, and there’s a 20 cent BYO cup discount. On the snack front, the chocolate chip brioche bun is a must.

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By: Matilda Knowles


Venue name: Brother Baba Budan
Address: 359
Little Bourke St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7am-5pm; Sun 9am-5pm
Transport: Nearby stations: Flagstaff; Melbourne Central
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