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Cup of Truth

Restaurants, Cafés Melbourne
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Photograph: Anna Kucera

This teeny café nestled in the nooks and crannies of Melbourne's underground spits the truth with their smooth flat whites.

The subway between Degraves and Flinders Street Station is an underground treasure trove. There’s Sticky Institute, Melbourne’s one and only independent zine co-op; nature-inspired jewellery from Corky St Claire; and Cup of Truth, a true hole-in-the-wall coffee shop. Cup of Truth serves commuters and laneway wanderers from their tiny, sleek black-tiled café that comes complete with a neon sign and Melbourne decal stickers. The blokes behind the machines are always up for a yarn, whether it be about coffee or just about how your day’s going. Using Axil roasted beans, the baristas can make the smoothest flat white you’ve ever tasted. All coffees, from lattes to cold drips, are $4 for a small. Matt Forbes provides the snacks, and you can’t go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie.

By: Matilda Knowles


Venue name: Cup of Truth
Address: 12
Campbell Arcade
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 6.15am3.30pm; Fri 6.15am-2.45pm
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