Aside from the scent of good coffee wafting throughout the space, the first thing you’ll notice about this Australian café from Melbourne native Alex Hall (Milk Bar, Bluebird) is the angles. (Not surprisingly, Hall is an architect’s son.) The capacious space, all exposed brick and natural light, rivals a design store with its bold triangular pegboards, shelves of spiky potted succulents and eye-catching lamps shaped like origami paper mouths. Counter Culture coffees are poured as cortados, flat whites and macchiatos with surgical precision, but while java’s the focus, the food is no afterthought. For a standout “brekkie” to go with your brew, opt for avocado toast with whipped feta, eggs Benedict with “almondaise” and house-made coconut Anzac biscuits.