Melbourne Laneways Cafe Culture Coffee Shop Tour

From: AUD95

per person

Tour Length: 3 Hours

Tours Run: Monday to Friday

Tour Starts: 11am

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Laneways, Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne Laneways Cafe Culture Coffe Shop Walking Tour

Time: 11am - 1.45pm
Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday
Meet: We meet outside the Hill of Content book shop - 86 Burke street, Melbourne - browse before the tour!
Cost: $95.00 per person
Capacity: Minimum 2, Maximum 8 people per tour
Included: All coffee and food tastings, bag with CoffeeCup, maps, tram ticket and cafe lunch


Indulge in the amazing foodie scene as we walk through a different set of laneways - the new, or less frequented have been given a lighter touch on the fashion side, but now are a breeding ground for cafes, and tiny coffee stops. Melbourne is certainly known for its coffee buzz, with pour over, syphon, third wave and more.. but we are not out to fuss over these new techniques, but rather hear of or meet the people who are making Melbourne abuzz.. in the CAFE CULTURE of the city.


Join us as we share some of the adventures of the early adopters of the dark bean, and taste some fabulous bites of food along the way - perfect for any social caffeine fiend, or those looking for some taste sensations in small bites.

This is something everyone can experience - and see Marvelous Melbourne along the way !


Melbourne has become famous, the world over, for it’s café culture scene. Our city streets are abuzz with endless cafes and restaurants. Diverting from the main drag of coffee lined laneways, our Café Culture walk takes you on a tour of Melbourne’s hidden away food and coffee scene. We introduce you to many unique businesses which are passionate about coffee. You’ll find places you would never have found on your own and get a real taste of Melbourne’s unique flavour.

Join us on this café tour for a revealing adventure, with delicious bites and delights along the way. Perfect for any caffeine fiend, coffee connoisseur, food enthusiast, or those who want to learn more about Melbourne’s food and coffee reputation.


Our Café Culture tour is a unique way to experience Melbourne. With intimate group sizes, this is a more personal walking tour, divulging Melbourne’s hidden away and treasured gems.


*** We do need to know of food alergies prior to tour, and if you dont drink coffee, there are certainly other options! ***

*** note we do not do barista training or cuping sessions, but can make recomendations if you are interested in cupping sessions.



About Our Melbourne Guides

These tours are a unique way to see the real character of Melbourne. The walking tours of the city allow you to be introduced to the culture and characteristics for which Melbourne is famous.

Unlike most cities, Melbourne’s charm is hidden away down special nooks throughout the city. Taking part in one of the tours will open your eyes up to a world you may have previously walked right passed.

Perfect for tourists and locals alike, the walking tours have something to offer all city, art, architecture or cafe enthusiasts.
A range of other tours are offered, including lanes & arcades, cafe culture, progressive degustation, heritage walk, progressive high tea as well as French language tours. Join one of the tours and fall in love with Melbourne at every step.

Our guides pride themselves on having a mission to provide a unique walking tour experience that you will only find in Melbourne. The best secrets are sometimes just hiding ready to be shared.. Our hero’s are the Laneways, the local characters, the creative heart and of course the city herself.


Their philosophy is to focus on what makes Melbourne tick. They are proud to be a certified green tourism guides that do not use vehicles. They believe in supporting small business first, and ask for no commission on any purchases that our clients make on or after our tour of Melbourne. They are passionate about all things Melbourne.



What Our Guests Say

My husband bought the coffee tour for us as a surprise and I absolutely loved it. Fiona our tourguide was friendly and knowledgable. We learnt so many things about the coffee culture in melbourne! Some would say that the tour was more on the costly side but I felt that it was good value for money. Definitely recommend for those who love history and coffee!

-Becky C (January 2015)


The biggest shock by the length of Bourke st was I knew nothing about the myriads of hidden restaurants & cafes in the Melbourne CBD. I was stunned to discover on the tour that a lot of "fab" eateries have next to no signage at all. How many times we've gone into the city for a weekend and wondered where was a food place to go for tucker and come up disappointed or visiting the old regular lane way cafes are innumerable. This tour opened my ignorant eyes. We know stacks of suburban great cafes but the city was a complete blind spot in our minds rear vision mirror. This tour was like a "Once I was blind but now I can see moment!", it was worth every moment . If you know little like us re Melbourne's cafe, restaurant scene you really will discover Melbourne's hidden secrets.

-Pam (December 2014)


Having been a visitor to this vibrant city for over 40 years I discovered places that I had never seen before on 3 hour walk with Sarah as our guide. Lots of quirky places and hidden secrets! Highly recommend if you like your coffee and hidden " gems".

-Katherine D (July 2014)


Our tour with Sara was "private" just my husband & I. It was so interesting, who knew so many great places existed in the CBD. Learnt some great info enjoyed the yummy tastes. A must include on your Melbourne visit. Will do the Arcades &Laneways next time. Thank you.

- Anonymous (June 2014)


Great walking tour with Sarah. Discovered many hidden cafes tucked away in places you would never know about. Sarah's wealth of knowledge about the locations and local history provided an interesting and enjoyable walk with great coffee and tasty food. Highly recommended to others. Next time in Melbourne we will join one of the other tours

- Angie P (May 2014)