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Australia’s top 50 bike-friendly cafes

7 April, 2014

 Margot McGovern finds the nation’s best spots for a post-ride pick-me-up.

6. Rapha Cycle Club Sydney

6. Rapha Cycle Club Sydney

For two-wheeled coffee drinkers, there is little more rewarding or rejuvenating than that first sip of your latte or long mac after an even longer ride. However, great coffee alone usually isn’t enough for a café to draw a regular crowd of riders. So we put the question to Ride On readers: what makes a cafe bike-friendly?

Unsurprisingly, bike parking, and friendly service were near the top of the list, as were free water bottle refills and cleat-resistant floors. Road riders appreciated early opening times and room enough to accommodate the whole peloton—extra points if the café splits the bill. Commuters wanted chic, inner-city hubs, single roasts and speedy service, while recreational riders and tourers craved shady courtyards, access to trails and a decent selection of sweet treats to accompany their bean brew.

Australia has a rich café culture with thousands of bean bars dotted across the nation. We were determined to find those select few that meet your criteria of a great bike-friendly café. So here they are, as voted by you, in alphabetical order by state, Australia’s top 50 bike-friendly cafes.


Australian Capital Territory

1. Two Before Ten

1. Two Before Ten

1. Two before Ten

40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra
At Two Before Ten, coffee is not a beverage—it’s a way of life. Enjoy the chic urban décor inside, or relax outdoors where there’s plenty of room for you, your crew and your bikes.


New South Wales

2. The Hub

52 Keppel St, Bathurst
Take a seat beneath the shady vines or find a cosy indoor table. There’s plenty of room to park your bike and big tables set up for large groups. If you’re a local rider, chances are the friendly staff already know your name and caffeinated drink of choice.

3. Paddington Grind

339 Oxford Street, Paddington
Cyclists have the rule of the roost at ‘Paddo’ Grind. The staff are as bike-mad as the riders and there’s bike art on the walls to make you feel at home.

4. Peloton Espresso Bar

7. Cafe Central

7. Cafe Central

163 Gordon Street, Port Macquarie
As the name suggests, Peloton Espresso Bar is geared for riders, with staff that are as passionate about bikes as they are about coffee.

5. Pie in the Sky

1296 Pacific Highway, Cowan
Located on a popular regional bike route, Pie in the Sky has a covered outdoor area, great views, excellent coffee and, you guessed it, pies.

6. Rapha Cycle Club, Sydney

4/410 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Rapha has a reputation for never doing things by halves, and you can bet their coffee is as top notch as their cycling kit. One sip and the world takes on a grainy, sepia hue.

Northern Territory

7. Café Central

Shop 1/29 Rossiter Street, Rapid Creek
Café Central brews some of Darwin’s best coffee. There are also plenty of outdoor tables, room to lean your bike and cold hand towels to help you cool down after a ride.



9. Cactus Espresso bar

9. Cactus Espresso bar

8. Blackbutt Bakery

34 Coulson Street, Blackbutt
After a big ride there’s only one thing better than coffee—and that’s coffee accompanied by baked goods. Blackbutt Bakery, located on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, has a selection of pies and cakes to satisfy the most famished rider.

9. Cactus Espresso Bar

173 Brisbane Street, Ipswich
At Cactus Espresso bar the staff are chipper, the coffee is excellent and riders are welcomed with open arms. There’s room outside for your bike and large outdoor tables. Regulars also tell us “coffees are half price before 9am on the weekend for cyclists.”

10. Cankstar Bespoke Cyclery

50 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba
Decked out with “bike bling” and attached to a bike shop, Crankstar is an ideal spot to enjoy a post-ride coffee while your ride gets a tune up.

11. Espresso Garage

176 Grey Street, South Bank
Conveniently located on Brisbane’s South Bank, Espresso Garage has plenty of space for bikes, great coffee and fast, friendly service.

12. Jetty Café

10. Crankstar Bespoke Cyclery

10. Crankstar Bespoke Cyclery

155 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
Jetty Café’s coffee has been described as “epic,” it’s open early and you get to look out over the water while you refuel. There’s also a team of friendly staff and bike racks to boot.

13. Juliette’s 

7/58 The Strand, Townsville
The owners of Juliette’s are as keen on bikes as their patrons and support local cycling groups and events. They have plenty of room for large groups, open at 6am, put out bike racks and offer water bottle refills with ice, raisin toast and great coffee.

14. My Sweetopia

Shop 8/180 Grey Street, South Bank
Indulge your sweet tooth! My Sweetopia has delicious cupcakes baked fresh on the premises each morning and if you’re lucky the barista will write your name in chocolate on your coffee.


South Australia

15. Argo

212 The Parade, Norwood
Argo is a little café with a big heart, and something of an institution in the Adelaide suburb of Norwood. It boasts outdoor seating, bike racks, great coffee and friendly staff.

16. Coffee Branch

12. Jetty Cafe

12. Jetty Cafe

32 Leigh Street, Adelaide
One of our readers makes the bold claim that Coffee Branch owner Josh “makes the best coffee in the country”. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, Coffee Branch is located right in the heart of the Adelaide CBD on trendy, car-free Leigh Street.

17. Cudlee Café

Gorge Road, Cudlee Creek
A popular haunt among Adelaide Hills riders, Cudlee Café has plenty of room for bikes, outdoor seating and a wood fire indoors when the weather turns chilly.

18. La Musette, Siphon Coffee Bar

3/15 Moseley Street, Glenelg
As the name suggests, this little nook off Glenelg’s main drag is a dedicated cyclist refueling station. It also houses a small bike museum and has a mechanic on hand Saturday afternoons.

19. Red Berry Espresso

1A L’Estrange Street, Glenside
Red Berry won a silver medal at the 2013 Australian Coffee Roasters Awards and boasts its own cycling kit. If that’s not enough to convince you to drop by, the variety of single origin roasts will.

20. Watermark Coffee Station

631 Anzac Highway, Glenelg

Part of the Watermark Hotel, the Coffee Station opens early to cater to Adelaide’s beachside roadie crowd. There’s plenty of bike parking, great coffee and fast, friendly service.



14. My Sweetopia

14. My Sweetopia

21. Aromas Café

272 Charles Street, Launceston
The team at Aromas know exactly what riders want: great coffee, freedom to rearrange the furniture, less than $10 minimum EFTPOS spending and cheap cake and coffee combo deals.

22. Crusty’s Bakery

Shop 1/37 Main Road, Wivenhoe
A favourite among local riders, Crusty’s Bakery is open early and offers a large selection of baked treats to accompany your coffee.

23. The Picnic Basket

176 Channel Highway, Taroona
Riders are always welcome at The Picnic Basket, which has a generous undercover outdoor area, room for your bike and a great section of coffees and cakes.

24. Renaissance Café

95 Main Road, Penguin
Head to Renaissance Café for service with a smile and ocean views.



19. Red Berry Espresso

19. Red Berry Espresso

25. Allpress Espresso

80 Rupert Street, Collingwood
The epitome of Melbourne cool, Allpress serves fine coffee in urban chic surrounds, with bike parking available in the enclosed rear courtyard.

26. Boneshaker Espresso

90-92 Inkerman Street, St Kilda
Boneshaker Espresso lives up to its name, offering some of St Kilda’s best coffee from inside a bike shop.

27. Bright Velo

2 Ireland Street, Bright
The café at Bright Velo is part of Australia’s first dedicated bike hotel. It’s run by a cyclist, for cyclists, and is fitted out with a fascinating array of bike paraphernalia. The iced coffees are rumoured to be particularly good.

28. Brown Cow

382 Hampton Street, Hampton
Brown Cow is a strong supporter of the local cycling community and boasts bike racks, ample outdoor seating, friendly staff and great coffee.

29. Café Racer

20. Watermark Coffee Station

20. Watermark Coffee Station

15 Marine Parade, St Kilda
If you’re one of Melbourne’s regular Beach Road riders, chances are you’ve enjoyed a latte or two at Café Racer, which is now under new management. It’s right on the esplanade, has ample bike parking and is always flooded with a sea of lycra.

30. Cog Bike Café

42 Station Road, Warburton
Cog Bike Café is right on the ‘Warby’ Trail, is attached to a bike shop with a mechanic on hand and offers bikes for hire. In fact, everything about Cog is geared for riders—even the bathroom has bike-themed décor.

31. The Corner Store

Cnr. Blundy and Station Streets, Forrest
Located in the heart of Forrest mountain bike country, The Corner Store boasts the Otways’ best coffee, ample bike parking, a bike shop and bikes for hire.

32. Friars Café

127 Fryers Street, Shepparton
Housed in an old church, Friars Café combines old world charm with great food and coffee. There’s racks outside for bikes and the owners don’t mind you leaving your cycling shoes on indoors.

33. Gauge Espresso

23. The Picnic Basket

23. The Picnic Basket

3 Katandra Road, Ormond
Gauge Espresso is open from 6am, Monday to Friday, to cater for early riders, and inside its bikes, bikes, bikes, everywhere you look—there’s even one hanging from the ceiling.

34. The Great Provider

42A Marine Parade, St Kilda
Located right on Melbourne’s popular Beach Road strip, The Great Provider has hanging bike racks, a great breakfast menu, friendly service and marina views.

35. Kanteen

150 Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra
Located on the Capital City Trail and close by Yarra Boulevard, Kanteen caters to roadies and recreational riders alike. There’s plenty of space to park your bike while you kick back, drink up and enjoy the river views.

36. Mad Cowes Café and Food Store

Shop 3/17 Esplanade, Cowes
Mad Cowes offers preferential seating for local riders, the coffee tastes great and the breakfast menu is large.

37. Madeline’s at Jells

29. Cafe Racer

29. Cafe Racer

Jells Park, Waverly Road, Wheelers Hill
Madeline’s offers plenty of outdoor seating and great coffee in picturesque surrounds.

38. Market Lane Coffee

Shop 13 Prahran Market, South Yarra
“Awesome” coffee, places to lock up your bikes, trendy urban décor. Market Lane Coffee has everything you could want in a chic inner-burbs bean bar.

39. Olinda Café and Produce Store

17 Olinda–Monbulk Road, Olinda
Olinda Café is home to plenty of outdoor seating and some of the best hot chips and iced chocolates around.

40. The Pickled Sisters Café

Cofield Wines, Distillery Road, Wahgunyah
The Pickled Sisters Café is an accredited cycle friendly business. The staff is clued up on local riding and the café has a pump and repair kit on hand. There’s also ample bike parking and space to spread out.

41. The Pint of Milk

30. Cog Bike Cafe

30. Cog Bike Cafe

19 North Road, Newport
There’s always a bike or two at The Pint of Milk, where the friendly, relaxed atmosphere is a draw card for locals.The long list

42. St Ali North

815 Nicholson Street, Carlton
Not only does St Ali North brew some of the best coffee to be had in Melbourne, it’s right on the Capital City Trail, next to Velo Cycles bike shop, offers ‘ride through’ service, ample bike parking and a large grassy area where patrons can spread out and enjoy a post ride treat.

43. Seven seeds

114 Berkeley Street, Carlton
Seven Seeds has indoor wall-mounted bike racks and the floor is polished concrete, so you don’t need to worry about scuffing it with your cleats. The pastries are excellent and the staff are friendly.

44. Tour de Café

Pier Road, Mordialloc
Located at the famous Beach Road Mordialloc turn around point, Tour de Café has bike racks aplenty, taps to refill your water bottles and a range of energy bars to fuel your return trip to Melbourne.

45. Yarra Edge Nursery Café

31. The Corner Store

31. The Corner Store

NMIT Fairfield Campus, Yarra Bend Road
Yarra Edge Nursery Café is located just off Melbourne’s arterial Main Yarra Trail and offers plenty of bike parking and quiet, leafy surrounds. As the name suggests, there’s also a nursery for green thumbs.


Western Australia

46. Bada Bing

84 Rosewood Avenue, Woodlands
Overlooking Jackadder Reserve, Bada Bing has lakefront views, outdoor seating and friendly staff.

47. Cranked

Shop 5, 106 Oxford Street, Leederville
Not only is Cranked connected to a bike shop, it boasts some of Perth’s finest coffee, bike racks aplenty and shaded outdoor tables.

48. Dome, Busselton

30 Kent Street, Busselton
The coffee is consistently good and the friendly staff are happy to welcome your entire peloton.

49. La Tropicana Café

47. Cranked

47. Cranked

177 High Street, Fremantle
This Fremantle café has big tables to accommodate large groups of riders with speedy service and bike racks to boot.

50. Tasty Express

310 South Terrace, South Fremantle
The coffee is good, the staff have a sense of humour and the waterfront is close.


42. St Ali North

42. St Ali North

The long list

Australian Capital Territory

dotdotdot Two Before Ten
40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra


New South Wales

 dotdotdot 1con1c Coffee Van
Corner Dean and Creek Street, Albury
dotdotdot About Life Natural Marketplace
 605 Darling Street, Rozelle
 dotdotdot Adora
10 Homer Street, Earlwood
 dotdotdot Bar Coluzzi
322 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
dotdotdot Bellagio
285 Bronte Road, Waverley
 dotdotdot Bicycle Garage
215 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield
 dotdotdot Café Buzz
18 Park Street, Port Macquarie
 dotdotdot Café de Beaumont
70 Beaumont Street, Hamilton
 dotdotdot Centennial Park Kiosk 
Centennial Park, Sydney
 dotdotdot The Coffee Club, Nepean River
78-88 Tench Avenue, Penrith
 dotdotdot The Hub
52 Keppel Street, Bathurst
dotdotdot Frenleigh Café
89 Fletcher Street, Adamstown
dotdotdot Greengrocer Café & Cyclery
37-41 Clifford Street, Goulburn
dotdotdot Grind Espresso
6 Surf Road, Cronulla
 dotdotdot The Mews
Shop 4/3-5 Myahgag Mews, Mosman
 dotdotdot Paddington Grind
191 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
 dotdotdot Peloton Espresso Bar
163 Gordon Street, Port Macquarie
 dotdotdot Pie in the Sky
1296 Pacific Highway, Cowan
 dotdotdot Poppy’s
Shop 15/1 Alice Street, Merimbula
 dotdotdot Rapha Cycle Club
4/410 Crown Street, Surry Hills


Northern Territory

dotdotdot Café Central
Shop1/29 Rossiter Street, Rapid Creek



dotdotdot Alberto’s Shot Espresso Bar
462 Montague Road, West End
 dotdotdot The Bingil Bay Café
Bingil Bay Road, Bingil Bay
 dotdotdot Blackbutt Café
34 Coulson Street, Blackbutt
 dotdotdot The Blue Olive
1/38 The Esplanade, Paradise Point
 dotdotdot BSKT Café
4 Lavarack Road, Mermaid Beach
 dotdotdot Cactus Espresso Bar
173 Brisbane Street, Ipswich
 dotdotdot  Café Boombana
1863 Mt Nebo Road, Mt Nebo
 dotdotdot Chase the Rider
Cnr Arrabria and Currangindi Street, Jindalee
 dotdotdot The Chelsea Bistro
The Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
 dotdotdot Coffee Sisters
110 Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters
 dotdotdot Crankstar Bespoke Cyclery
50 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba
dotdotdot Designer Desserts
Shop 3/30 Chancellor Village Boulevard, Sippy Downs
dotdotdot Espresso Garage
176 Grey Street, South Bank
 dotdotdot Feel Goodz Gourmet
Shop7/14 Oxley Avenue, Woody Point
 dotdotdot First Pour Brisbane
369 Montague Road, West End
 dotdotdot Honour Espresso
1/327 Honour Avenue, Graceville
 dotdotdot The Jetty Café
155 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
 dotdotdot Juliette’s
7/58 The Strand, Townsville
 dotdotdot KGB Express
87 Roma Street, Brisbane
 dotdotdot La Promenade
4 Tay Avenue, Caloundra
 dotdotdot Little Blue Tandem Café and Cycles
Shop 3/577 The Esplanade, Urangan
 dotdotdot   Mackay Metro Market
24-26 River Street, Mackay
 dotdotdot Millie J and Co
334b Flinders StreetTownsville
dotdotdot Mocha Mecca
Shop 2/237 Riverside Boulevard, Douglas
 dotdotdot My Sweetopia
Shop 8/180 Grey Street, South bank
 dotdotdot Origin Espresso
Shop 3/21-23 Warner Street, Port Douglas
 dotdotdot Pam’s Café 88
88 O’Quinn Street, Nudgee Beach
 dotdotdot Piccolo Espresso
2 Hythe Street, Miami
 dotdotdot Slinky Espresso
Shop 3/190 Fairfield Road, Fairfield
 dotdotdot Two Wheels and a Handlebar  
33 Railway Terrace, Milton
 dotdotdot Zarraffa’s Coffee, Chatswood Road
Shop 1, Chatswood Central Shopping Centre Corner Chatswood Rd and Magellan Road, Springwood


South Australia

dotdotdot Altar Bistro
27 High Street, Willunga
 dotdotdot Anderson Hill Winery/Café
407 Croft Road, Lenswood
 dotdotdot Argo
212 The parade, Norwood
 dotdotdot Bakers Edge 
1/9 West beach Road, West Beach
 dotdotdot Blefari
182 Victoria Square, Adealide
 dotdotdot Bond and Lane Canteen
1 Salisbury Crescent, Colonel Light Gardens
 dotdotdot The Broadway Kiosk
Corner Broadway and South Esplanade
 dotdotdot Carnevale Coffee
114-118 East Avenue, Clarence Park
 dotdotdot Coffee Branch
32 Leigh Street
 dotdotdot Cudlee Café
George Road, Cudlee Creek
 dotdotdot Europa
12-14 Jetty Road, Glenelg
 dotdotdot The Grain and Bean
Shop 2B Bartley Terrace Shopping Centre, West Lakes Shore
 dotdotdot Harvest Café
240 Strathalbyn Road, Mylor
 dotdotdot Hello, Yes
12 Eliza Street
dotdotdot Jetty Street Café
1 Jetty Street, Grange
 dotdotdot La Musette, Siphon Coffee Bar
3/15 Moseley Street, Glenelg
 dotdotdot MediterraneanCafé Ristorante 
Shop 2/72 Broadway, Glenelg South
 dotdotdot The Organic Market and Café
5 Druid Avenue, Stirling
 dotdotdot The Pantry on Egmont
2 Egmont Terrace. Hawthorn
 dotdotdot Pavé Café
138 The Parade, Norwood
 dotdotdot Red Berry Espresso
1A L’Estrange Street, Glenside
 dotdotdot Red Poles
McLaren Vale Road, McLaren Vale
 dotdotdot Scuzzi
99 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide
 dotdotdot Watermark Coffee Station
631 Anzac Highway, Glenelg



dotdotdot Aromas Café
272 Charles Street, Launceston
 dotdotdot Brew
172 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay
 dotdotdot Chikko Café
267 Main Road, Derwent Park
 dotdotdot Churros Café
54-56 Gormanston Road, Moonah
 dotdotdot Crusty’s Bakery
Shop 1/37 Main Road, Wivenhoe
 dotdotdot Ecru Coffee
18 Criterion Street, Hobart
 dotdotdot Ginger Brown
464 Macquarie Street, South Hobart
 dotdotdot The Lotus Eaters Café
10 Mary Street, Cygnet
 dotdotdot Machine Laundry Café
12 Salamanca Square, Hobart
 dotdotdot The Picnic Basket
176 Channel Highway, Taroona
dotdotdot Renaissance Café
52 Main Road, Penguin
 dotdotdot Richmond Bakery
50 Bridge Street, Richmond



dotdotdot 15 Pounds
21-23 Railway Place, Fairfield
 dotdotdot 56 Threads
56 Derby Street, Kensignton
 dotdotdot À Bloc Bicycle Shop
116 Commercial Road, Prahran
 dotdotdot Alfio’s Café
86 Station Street, Fairfield
 dotdotdot Allpress Espresso
80 Rupert Street, Collingwood
 dotdotdot Alpine Gate
Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford
dotdotdot Anchorage Coffee Shed
34 The strand, Williamstown
 dotdotdot Art of Cycling
177 Stephen Street, Yarraville
 dotdotdot Black Panther Café
Shop 6, Stoney Creek Stores, Halls Gap
 dotdotdot Blue Chair
611 Nepean highway, Carrum
 dotdotdot The Boathouse
7 The Boulevard, Moonee Ponds
 dotdotdot Boneshaker Espresso
90-92 Inkerman Street
 dotdotdot Bright Velo
2 Irland Street, Bright
 dotdotdot Brother Fox
648 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
 dotdotdot Brown Cow
382 Hampton Street, Hampton
 dotdotdot Brunetti
214 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
dotdotdot Café Matto
136 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg
 dotdotdot Café Racer
 15 marine Drive, St Kilda
 dotdotdot Cellar Door
62 Ford Street, Beechworth
 dotdotdot CERES Organic Café
Ccorner Roberts and Stewart Street, Brunswick
 dotdotdot Chiltern Bakery
27 Conness Street, Chiltern
 dotdotdot Coffee Peddlers Café
22 Charles Street, Brunswick
 dotdotdot Cog Bike Café
42 Station Road, Warburton
 dotdotdot Commonfolk Coffee
16 Progress Street, Mornington
 dotdotdot Convent Bakery
Abbotsford Convent, 1 Saint Heliers St, Abbotsford
 dotdotdot The Corner Store
Corner Blundy and Station Street, Forrest
 dotdotdot Deadman Espresso
35 Market Street, South Melbourne
 dotdotdot The Deli Platter
1/1514 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda
 dotdotdot Elwood Food and Wine Bar
201 Ormond Road, Elwood
 dotdotdot Emerald Village Bakery and Café
Shop 8/10 Kilvington Drive, Emerald
dotdotdot The Farm Café
18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne
 dotdotdot Figs Café
787 Nicholson Street, Carlton North
 dotdotdot Fine Grind Café
34 Union Street, Brunswick
 dotdotdot Foxy Brown
31 South Cresent, Northcote
 dotdotdot Friars Café
127 Fryers Street, Shepparton
 dotdotdot Friends of Ours
1018 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon
 dotdotdot  Fuel
2 Gore Place, Geelong
 dotdotdot Grand Boulevarde General Store Café Deli
27 Princess Court, Craigieburn
 dotdotdot The Great Provider
42A Marine Parade, St Kilda
 dotdotdot The Green Olive Café
11 Bath Lane, Bendigo
 dotdotdot Guage Espresso
3 Katandra Road, Ormond
 dotdotdot Hahndorf’s Fine Chocolates
107 Bulleen Road, North Balwyn
 dotdotdot Hey Jude
4/100 Keilor Road ,Essendon
 dotdotdot Howler
7 – 11 Dawson Street, Brunswick
 dotdotdot The Joy Bus
23 High Street Barnawartha
 dotdotdot Kanteen
150 Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra
 dotdotdot Larder Fromagerie and Provisions
14a Camp Street, Beechworth
 dotdotdot Little Chloe Café
Ground Floor, 1810 Malvern Road, Malvern East
 dotdotdot The Little Mule
19 Somerset Place, Melbourne
 dotdotdot The Loaf and Lounge
223 Manifold Street, Camprdown
 dotdotdot Lux Foundry
21 Hope Street, Brunswick
 dotdotdot Mad Cowes Café and food Store
Shop 3/17 Esplanade, Cowes
 dotdotdot Madeline’s at Jells
Jells Park, Waverly Road, Wheelers Hill
 dotdotdot Maling Room
206 Canterbury Road, canterbury
 dotdotdot Market Lane Coffee
Shop 13, Prahran Market, South Yarra
 dotdotdot Mart 130
107A canterbury Road, Middle Park
 dotdotdot Melissa Cakes
34 Pier Street, Altona
 dotdotdot Middle Brighton Baths
251 Esplanade, Brighton
 dotdotdot Mocha Mecca
133 Eighth Street, Mildura
 dotdotdot Monkey Can Fly
519 Highett Road, Highett
 dotdotdot Odo
1a Bluff Road, Black Rock
 dotdotdot O’Hea’s Bakery and Deli
203 O’Hea Street, Coburg
 dotdotdot The Old Bakery and Wild Plum Café
97 Martin Street, Dunkeld
 dotdotdot Olinda Café and Produce Store
17 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda
 dotdotdot The Olive Pit Delicatessen
73 The Terrace, Ocean Grove
 dotdotdot Omara Cycles Café
304 Beach Road, Black Rock
 dotdotdot Omar and the Marvellous Coffee Bird
124 Gardenvale Road, Gardenvale
 dotdotdot Oz Bikes
The Esplanade, Cowes
 dotdotdot Parker Pies
Main Street, Rutherglen
 dotdotdot Piccolo Meccanico
57 Chute Street, Diamond Creek
 dotdotdot The Pickled Sisters Café
Cofield Wines, Distillery Road, Wahgunyah
 dotdotdot The Pint of Milk
19 North Road, Newport
 dotdotdot Poppyseeds
59 Wells Street, Frankston
 dotdotdot Port Melbourne Bakehouse
210 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
 dotdotdot The Produce Store
86 High Street, Mansfield
 dotdotdot Rail Trail Café
2 Service Street, Porepunkah
 dotdotdot Red Bean Coffee
121 Plenty Road, Preston
 dotdotdot Richmond Rush Café
4 Stewart Street, Richmond
dotdotdot Ricketts Point Beachside Café
Ricketts Point, Beach Road, Beaumaris
 dotdotdot Rubber Duck Café
139 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill
 dotdotdot Seven Seeds
114 Berkely Street, Carlton
 dotdotdot Smiths Gully General Store and Café
914 Main Road, Smiths Gully
 dotdotdot Sofia’s
Pier Promenade, Frankston Waterfront, Frankston
 dotdotdot Soul Kitchen Café
The Arts centre, St Kilda Road, Southbank
 dotdotdot Spilt Milk
288 Neerim Road, Carnegie
 dotdotdot St Ali North
815 Nicholson Street, Carlton
 dotdotdot St Ali South
12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne
 dotdotdot State Coal Mine Café
Garden street, Wonthaggi
 dotdotdot Svaks
1325 Mountain Highway, The Basin
 dotdotdot Switchboard
11 and 12 Manchester Unity Arcade, 220 Collins Street, Melbourne
 dotdotdot Tour de Café
Pier Road, Mordialloc
 dotdotdot Trailmix
Lysterfield Park, Horswood Road Entrance, Narre Warren North
 dotdotdot Vada
465 Nepean Highway, Frankston
 dotdotdot Vanilla Pod
170 Canterbury Road, Heathmont
 dotdotdot Wa-De-Loch Cellar Door
76 Tyres Street, Stratford
dotdotdot Whyte Café
1122 Glen Huntley Road, Glen Huntley
 dotdotdot Xpose Café
769 Glen Huntly Road, Caulfield South
 dotdotdot Yarra Edge Nursery Café
NMIT Fairfield Campus, Yarra Bend Road


Western Australia

dotdotdot Bada Bing
84 Rosewood Avenue, Woodlands
 dotdotdot Canning River Café
Corner Of Kent Sreet and Queens Park Road
 dotdotdot Cranked
Shop 5/106 Oxford Street, Leederville
 dotdotdot Crossing Bakery
17 brockman Street, Pemberton
 dotdotdot Dome, Bussleton
30 Kent Street, Bussleton
 dotdotdot Dome, Westralia Plaza
167 St Georges Terrace, Perth
 dotdotdot La Tropicana Café
177 High Street, Freemantle
 dotdotdot Tasty Express
310 South terrace, South Freemantle


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22 Comments leave one →
  1. 7 April, 2014 4:18 pm

    Have to include Amberlight Cafe in Lobethal, SA. They put cool water out for the cyclists in summer, provide fire warnings and there are plenty of chairs outside for sweaty cyclists.

  2. Mike Pridmore permalink
    8 April, 2014 10:43 am

    You can add Cafe L’avenue, Eagle Farm, Qld

  3. 8 April, 2014 11:07 am

    Reblogged this on 2 Tyred 4 Fun and commented:
    Finishing a ride at a coffee shop? That’s generally not the way I like to end a day tour, but to each their own …..

  4. Wattsy permalink
    8 April, 2014 7:40 pm

    +1 for The Altar at Willunga. A top spot to see the peloton launch themselves up Old Willunga Hill during the TDU also

  5. Alison permalink
    9 April, 2014 12:00 pm

    And Espresso House, Windsor. Great coffee. Yummy healthy snacks. Excellent service. Great position just off the bike path on Kedron Brook. And did I say great coffee!

  6. 9 April, 2014 4:01 pm

    Err need to include Lonsdale St Roasters (x2) and Good Brother for the ACT. I’d think of those spots first

    • Ben permalink
      17 April, 2014 1:18 pm

      Only if you get to lonsdale St roasters early. A distinct lack of available seating turns most of our peloton away from there. Coffee is good though!

  7. 9 April, 2014 4:28 pm

    add Good Company Cafe in Rockhampton. Sponsors the cycle4life group, and are very supportive. Lots of room for parking bikes.

  8. 9 April, 2014 5:00 pm

    You couldn’t get a more friendlier place than at Gove Cycles & Bike Rack Cafe located in Ballarat. A Bike Shop with a Cafe.

  9. Ray Borner permalink
    9 April, 2014 6:10 pm

    Bit disappointed that Gove’s in Ballarat didn’t get a mention as it’s a cafe that has been voted as one of Ballarat’s best and it happens to be inside a Bike shop.

  10. Scott permalink
    9 April, 2014 8:51 pm

    5 from NSW
    7 from QLD
    5 from WA
    22 from VIC

    clearly Victorians either spend far too much time drinking coffee or on the web talking about it……

    Get out and ride you Mexicans !!!!

  11. John Govan permalink
    10 April, 2014 7:25 pm

    The blue bay cafe at McCrae is great

  12. Angeline Hazebroek permalink
    12 April, 2014 3:21 pm

    You missed the Fat Duck Cafe in Bussleton

  13. julia manning permalink
    12 April, 2014 7:18 pm

    I think GG’s and Millie’s Bakery both on Stuart Rd Dulwich deserve a mention as they both serve consistently excellent coffee and both have very helpful friendly staff. The ambience is nice as they are in the neighbourhood rather than on a busy thoroughfare. Both also have indoor and outdoor seating.

    • julia manning permalink
      12 April, 2014 7:20 pm

      Sorry should have stated Dulwich, Adelaide, SA, for those of you who haven’t experienced the joys of cycling in this cycling mecca.

  14. 20 April, 2014 1:43 pm

    Not a bad read, but I have to admit that I got a bit annoyed after a while – there’s only so many times you can say somewhere offers ‘some of the best coffee in [city]’.

  15. Adrian permalink
    5 August, 2014 4:39 pm

    People just don’t understand ****CAFFEINE IS A NEUROTOXIN*****
    But I guess it is what society accepts.
    We should be drinking fruit juice as a energy source!

  16. Kevin permalink
    5 August, 2014 5:30 pm

    Brew Ha in Subiaco, Perth would be another – very popular for cyclists, quick turnaround and great muffins.

  17. Rob Tanner permalink
    8 August, 2014 6:28 pm

    Shows absolutely no research regarding WA cafes. Typical of RideOn and Bicycle Network (Victoria) always about Victoria …….yes, we all know the coffee is better in Melbourne but seriously! Who did you ask in WA? Your cousin’s neighbour’s sister’s aged aunt?

    • 11 August, 2014 8:41 am

      Hi Rob,

      Thanks for your feedback. This list was compiled from readers’ votes.


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