Many of the great things in life start with a 'C'!
Coffee, cafes, chai and of course cycling – this section and listing is dedicated to your enjoyable pleasures!
Over the last decade we have witnessed cycling boom as Melbourne’s ‘new golf’ and as a petrol free way to get to work. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of two wheeled devotees have taken to enjoying an espresso with their ride.
telephone: 03 9386 0440
This is a cheap-n-cheery Lebanese bakery and eatery well worth visiting to try their middle eastern Haloumi cheese pies fresh from oven (pictured) or snack or a variety of hot pizzas. Veer off the Upfield path near Anstey Station and pedal 200m east along Albion Road to Sydney Rd.
telephone: (03) 9329 2360
Featuring a huge open air balcony that over looks the harbour and city lights, this chic and relaxed bar-restaurant offers a varied menu of modern Australian style with an Asian infusion and a DJ on weekend evenings.
telephone: 03 9670 0199
Whether its their eggs Benedict and bacon for breakfast you’ve come for or just a rich Monte coffee to get you going this is one of the Harbour’s most favoured destinations. Built over two levels, downstairs is much less formal and out on the over water deck cyclists can put their feet up and take in the view.
telephone: 03 5975 7033
This is a store for the “enthusiast” that features a busy cafe out front that opens 9-5pm six days and from 11-5pm Sundays serving great Map coffee with muffins and biscuits. It has a fully equipped 7 days workshop and they carry mountain, hybrid, road, triathlon and BMX bikes plus accessories that can meet everyone in the family’s two wheeled needs.
telephone: (03) 9375 2456
Set in a beautifully renovated historic rowing shed overlooking across the Maribyrnong River, here around sunset you can enjoy their 2008 Victorian award winning smoky wood fired pizza that recently won a gold medal whilst taking in the scenic views. It's well worth the ride to enjoy the best of the best.
telephone: (03) 9534 9988
Despite a recent change of owners this iconic café is still the Melbourne’s Mecca for the lycra clad café set. Its backboard menu leans toward organic and free range with their crisp bacon and egg lightly toasted rolls described as ‘the best on Beach Road’
telephone: (03) 9416 8813
Experience cafe culture with a Cuban twist, sip a latte in their outside beer garden, roll in for their El Grande Big breakfast (served all day) for $14.00 whilst you discuss the revolution with your comrade brothers.
telephone: (03) 9419 6204
At this iconic café, the staff combine that old-fashioned Italian experience of dressed waiters in white shirts and black pants with Brunswick Street's famous bohemian style. Sit by the coffee bar under two huge windows and delight in the endless stream of characters passing by as you throw back a truly great Monte espresso.
telephone: 03 9486 1501
At this picturesque historic Yarra River landmark it is hard to decide whether to devour their renowned hot scones, jam n cream Devonshire Tea or tuck into a massive BBQ burger with their famous grilled potatoes.
telephone: (03) 9640 0686
Adjacent to Fish, a fully licensed restaurant, this dockside fish & chipery specialises in gourmet take away and fresh seafood to take home. After a pleasant ride into the CBD, your taste buds deserve to be indulged at this chocolate lovers paradise. It offers a huge array of the most enticing desserts, coffee, hot chocolate plus homemade ice cream that is out of this world.
telephone: 03 9642 1818
Located conveniently next to Fish Seafood Grill, they serve ‘to die for’ hot and cold chocolates, desserts and of course great fish and chips, burgers and pizza.
telephone: 03 9696 1900
Vanilla French toast with fresh berries and organic honey, house-made cornbread with grilled bacon and a tomato and avocado salsa. Yum ! …these are just some of the delights at this sunny lake side café that prides itself on its memorable breakfasts and superb coffees.
telephone: 03 9534 2922
One of the hippest bakeries that’s famous for its organic, artisan produced, breads, cakes, and pastries and it serves some of the best espresso in St Kilda. You can feast on their pizzas, quiches and of course they open early to serve us cyclists breakfast and ‘to go’ food.
telephone: 03 9600 0700
Soaring floor to ceiling windows provide amazing city skyline views across the sparkling harbour while you relax with a choice of James Squire beers and perhaps a rack of BBQ pork rib pub style meal. The Lower Deck Bar has both indoor and alfresco options with well placed big screens that ensures you won’t miss any of the cable sporting action during your visit.
telephone: (03) 9589 3399
Overlooking the Bayside Ride at the clock tower, John Kennedy's popular 60 seat cafe caters for cyclists from all walks of life, from Tour de France winner Eddie Merckx to Premier Steve Bracks who drop by for a chat, a bike fitting, serves great coffee and hot Phillipa's muffins, rated amongst Melbourne's best!
telephone: 03 9329 9173
Kobe Jones exquisite and imaginative menu features fresh modern Japanese dishes including sushi prepared with a Californian influence served in a simply superb establishment that includes harbour view and stylish alfresco dining.
telephone: (03) 9397 1800
Across the road from scenic Bayside Ride West, this Nelson Place cafe offers plenty of alfresco seating and will fill your senses with the waft of fresh espresso. If it is cake you want, they have Williamstown's absolute best including homemade Greek delights.
telephone: 03 9690 4700
Over looking the Biltmore on leafy Dundas Place, this well known iconic alfresco café is famous for its inspiring French style pastries, cakes and classic winter soups, chunky beef pies and crusty baguettes with their huge variety of delicious salad fillings.
telephone: 03 9830 0188
A little piece of Paris right in the middle of Balwyn, it's possible to find some of the most unbelievable custard and jam doughnuts in Melbourne, together with a tempting display of fresh pastries. They also have an incredible range of sourdough and authentic European breads, but it's hard to go past their crusty batards.
telephone: (03) 9592 8411
Choose from the delicious selection of freshly baked French pastries, cakes or baguettes
with a choice of tantalising fillings.