Shannon Bennett’s top five
coffee haunts in Melbourne
Like many Melburnians, Vue de Monde’s Shannon Bennett is always on the hunt for a good coffee, which might explain how he has the energy to run one of Australia’s most acclaimed restaurants and a busy network of cafes. These are his top five coffee joints in Melbourne:
1. AUCTION ROOMS
These guys are doing some really interesting stuff with specialty coffee. The set up at the Auction Rooms for brewed coffee is brilliant.
103-107 Errol St, North Melbourne ,9326 7749
They are at the bottom of an office skyscraper and can output consistent quality coffee quickly regardless of how big the line is…obviously very convenient for me!
7A/495 Collins St, Melbourne, 9629 7703
3. MARKET LANE
The Market Lane team is very dedicated to sourcing the right beans throughout the year. They roast in-house and offer a great variety of coffee you can brew at home.
Shop 13, Prahran Market, entrance from Elizabeth St
4. PROUD MARY
A busy Melbourne institution for a reason. Proud Mary is busy, its loud and the coffee is good.
172 Oxford St, Collingwood, 9417 5930
5. CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY
Only in Melbourne could you enjoy a simple cup of coffee whilst getting a hair cut and a pair of leather shoes made – all at the same time.
Level 1, 2 Somerset Place, Melbourne, 9670 4405
More news from Shannon…
Apart from running Vue de Monde on the 35th floor of the Rialto, plus Bistro Vue and his busy Cafe Vue network, Shannon also found time to release a new book this month, 28 Days in Provence (MUP, $39.99). Part journal, part recipe collection, the book tells the story of Shannon and his family living in a farmhouse outside the village of Menerbes. It also has 60 original recipes – a beautiful gift for lovers of all things French.
Main picture: Sharyn Cairns