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Mastercard presents People's Choice: Best Takeaway Coffee

The people need caffeine. The people have spoken

By Delima Shanti

Winner: St Ali

A coffee shop is only as good as its baristas and St Ali has an ace group of young guns manning their slick matte black La Marzocco machine. Led by award-winning head barista Matt Perger, the St Ali baristas have played an active role in introducing Melburnians to a considered appreciation of their daily caffeine hit, from the house-roasted beans to the precise latte art. In the last year the team has even been spreading their coffee gospel further afield, opening cafés in Jakarta and London, and heading pop-ups and masterclasses overseas.

St Ali’s continuing popularity has something to do with their signature Orthodox Blend, a crowd pleaser with creamy caramel, milk chocolate and subtle fruity notes and is a smooth drink when served with milk. And you can use your credit card to get one without worrying about paying a minimum.

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