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Little Bean Blue

Restaurants, Cafés Melbourne
 (Photograph: Vince Caligiuri)
Photograph: Vince Caligiuri
 (Photograph: Vince Caligiuri)
Photograph: Vince Caligiuri

A visit to this quaint spot is a geography lesson, coffee tasting and guilty pleasure all rolled into one.

Tucked at the end of a row of cafés on Little Collins Street is the unassuming Little Bean Blue where knowledgeable baristas are hard at work. While you wait you can track your beans history across the maps on the wall, or read up about your blend from the handy tasting notes attached to the grinders. Little Bean Blue uses beans from Coffee Cartel Roasters, a Geelong-based company, and you can have it every way, from a classic espresso to filters and cold drips. The seasonal Chief Rocker blend, made with twice-roasted Colombian and Ethiopian beans, is a full bodied acidic hit of dark chocolate and blackberry flavour, perfect in your latte. Pricewise it’s a boon too, with a small costing $3.80. In the warmer weather, Little Bean Blue is the best place to introduce yourself to the delicate, fruity joys of cold drip coffee. The food cabinet has a rotating selection of quick lunches and snack treats like an almond chocolate pretzel.

By: Matilda Knowles


Venue name: Little Bean Blue
Address: 15
Little Collins St
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm
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