I'm a huge fan of having brunches and finding great coffee shops! It's usually the highlight of my weekend mornings in Perth. So naturally, when I spent the weekend in Melbourne, I went on the hunt for a nice cafe to have my usual weekend brunch!
My trusty Urbanspoon application led me to a little place called Manchester Press. This place had great food, good coffee and great atmosphere. What more do you need? Oh, also great service! Ticks every box for me!
Do you see the M -> P? I actually thought that was the entrance to a car park! But as you walk closer you realise that it's actually the entrance to Manchester Press! A favourite past-time of mine every time I go to Melbourne is to discover a "hidden" bar or restaurant in the alleys of Melbourne. It's definitely something I don't find in Perth and gives me a little thrill. It was surprisingly spacious inside and I loved the atmosphere of it!
Manchester Press Cafe
8 Rankins Lane
Manchester Press is tucked away in a little alleyway called Rankins Lane in the center of Melbourne's CBD and even with the latest technology of smart phones and GPS directions, I found that it was difficult to find this coffee shop. It's actually not too hard to find as the entrance to the alleyway has some awesome graffiti on the wall that's hard to miss!
So if you're ever in Melbourne, you should definitely check this place out. It really gives out a nice vibe and in my opinion, is very "Melbourne".