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Hayley’s guide to coffee

Coffee. Fuel of sleep deprived and caffeine-dependent students everywhere. With most of us juggling some combination of essays, assignments, lab reports and exam preparation as we head into the end of semester and SWOTVAC, a little caffeine goes a long way. We’ve rounded up a list of places on or around campus for you to explore, and whether you’re after a place to study, relax or just grab a quick takeaway, there’s something here for everyone.

Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 7.34.03 pmOn campus:

Standing Room:

Located in both Union House and the MSD this is a Unimelb favourite. The MSD shop also sells breakfast food (bagels, muesli and croissants) and other yummy treats.

House of Cards:

Get a dose of warm fuzzies with your coffee! Once you collect your drink, you can vote for which cause you want HOC to support this month. Due to the construction around the Old Engineering Building they’ve relocated down Engineering Lane, but they’re still easy to find – just look for the giant wooden crate and crowd of students.

Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 7.30.11 pm-minTsubu:

It’s not just a bar! Tsubu is fairly quiet outside of lunchtime and has heaps of large tables making it a great place to grab a coffee and study or read.

Castro’s Kiosk:

So. Many. Choices. Seriously, the number of coffee creations here is mind-boggling and their names are pretty fun too.  

Off campus:

Seven Seeds

It’s a short walk but completely worth it for the food coffee at this café-roaster on Berkeley St. They can get very busy so be prepared to wait for a table during peak times.   

Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 7.31.33 pm-minAnimal Orchestra:

Cozy mismatched décor and yummy food and drinks at student-friendly prices make this a great choice for a study break. Find it in the townhouse opposite Grattan street from Stop 1.


Ok, so it’s not actually coffee, but café @ resource (aptly named as it’s right outside the ERC level 3 entrance) does $2 hot chocolates from 2:30 to 3:30pm. Perfect if you need a sugary hit to get you through an afternoon slump.

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