Cafe Recommendations In Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
For AMEX Mobile Payments
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy a great cafe – amazing coffee, delicious food – what’s not to like really? When it comes time to pay, there’s no denying the convenience of mobile payments. In a fast-paced cafe environment, they’re particularly useful. Whether you’re heading to the register to pay after enjoying a nice long brunch on the weekend, or just ducking in to grab a takeaway coffee before work, chances are you already have your phone in your hand. In this instance, paying quickly without ever reaching for your wallet is the smartest option. Better yet, there are times when you don’t even need to take your wallet at all – such as going for a run and stopping for a coffee or freshly-squeezed juice on the way home. It may feel weird at first, but in this situation, your physical card is redundant – like carrying two keys that open the same door.
Below the HEY GENTS team has curated a list of some of our favourite cafes in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane that accept AMEX Mobile Payments – so you can spend less time at the register, more time enjoying great coffee.
Edition Coffee Roasters
60 Darling Drive, Haymarket
Edition Coffee Roasters‘ new location on Steam Mill Lane in Haymarket is a dark and moody yet warm and welcoming space. Decked out in black with grey concrete accents, the cafe offers a unique experience and distinctively Japanese feel with sunken lounge seating and beautiful ceramics.
Pablo & Rusty’s
161 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Positioned in the heart of the bustling CBD, Pablo & Rusty’s is a popular spot to pick up a morning brew before heading into the office. The cafe’s selection of delectable menu items such as miso buttered mushrooms on toast draw the crowds back come lunchtime, where the warm industrial space becomes a hub of lively conversation.
26 Bourke Rd, Alexandria
Mecca proves that there is much more to the Alexandria cafe scene than The Grounds. The specialty coffee roasters industrial location is a sprawling multi-level spot with a killer interior. Black painted beams, patterned tiles, custom curved benches; it’s got the lot. It even boasts a back room that’s open for tastings on Saturday mornings. A concise menu offers superb accompaniments to your coffee (or cocktail after 10 am).
Brother Baba Budan
359 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
Brother Baba Budan is a tiny cafe with a huge personality. The quirky space is eclectic to say the least, complete with a chair installation on the ceiling. Coffee is their main focus, with a house blend from Seven Seeds alongside featured single origins. Grab a quick takeaway or take a seat at the communal table if you don’t mind getting cosy.
Proud Mary Cafe
172 Oxford St, Collingwood
Melbourne is a city that’s spoilt for choice when it comes to great cafes. What makes Proud Mary Cafe exceptional is their dedication to bridging the gap between coffee producers and consumers. On the menu of their Collingwood cafe, you’ll find a coffee showcase that explains the story behind each of their blends on offer. This sits beside a delicious all-day menu filled with updated classics.
Archie’s All Day
189 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
As the name suggests, Archie’s All Day offers a flavoursome menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ranging from super grains granola to semolina gnocchi, the generous menu has something to suit everyone. The cafe has been beautifully renovated, preserving original brick walls and archways while incorporating modern black and timber furnishings.
The Boatbuilders Yard
23 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
The Boatbuilders Yard is an expansive steel and glass cafe and bar that epitomises waterfront dining. It’s located at the edge of the CBD on South Wharf with uninterrupted views from its multiple seating areas. The converted boatshed provides a host of hearty meals and a list of some of the best wines, beers and spirits.
305 Coventry St, South Melbourne
You can’t miss Market Lane‘s Coventry Street location. It’s the one with the washed blue facade and navy awning right next to the South Melbourne Markets. It’s home to a selection of home brewing equipment and a unique open plan layout that allows you to watch your barista work their magic while you take a seat on the custom French elm joinery.
Vulture St & Cambridge St, West End
In laidback West End, Morning After is a bright, contemporary cafe that serves up a list of healthy and indulgent menu items for the senses. Whether you choose from the all-day breakfast or decide on one of their lunch specialties, you’re in for a locally-sourced treat. Abundant indoor greenery and complimentary custom furniture make for an uplifting vibe.
The Coop Espresso Bar
Eagle Ln, Brisbane City
The Coop Espresso Bar is the perfect way to grab a well-brewed cup of coffee without having to step foot inside a cafe. The unassuming hole in the wall is a morning hotspot, with busy workers lining up with their reusable cups in tow. If you’re not in a rush, park yourself on one of the outdoor benches for a prime place to people watch.