Several years ago, the office-lined streets of South Melbourne near Albert Park were bereft of quality caffeine merchants. Now, there’s The Kettle Black on one side of the road and The Crux & Co on the other. Here in this Scandi-cool 100-seater, staff pour perfect coffees, with beans by local roaster Five Senses. Hungry? Pick up a fresh pastry from the cabinet, baked in the commercial-sized bakery housed in the back of the café.
There’s no need to delay your weekend coffee ritual just because you can’t scrounge up enough coins for a double shot latte. At Double Dutch everyone’s free to pop in for a coffee, tea, bagel or passionfruit meringue cruffin (the delicious lovechild of a croissant and a muffin) without having to stump up cash for payment.