Switch Board Cafe – Mechantile Building Foyer, off Collins Street.

Occasionally I discover a real gem, and this is certainly one of them. Switchboard café goes where no one would have thought a café was possible, which tells me these guys are using their bean. These innovative entrepreneurs have wedged themselves a café in what was probably a store room and a shop window. Effectively a nook. I love it. This place has class and the guys are passionate about delivering you your custom made brew for the morning. The end product was as expected delivered in a unique old style orange glass, and the long macchiato was as smooth as silk. No bitterness and I could have sat on it for hours. Good work guys, welcome to the three bean club.

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11 Responses to “Switch Board Cafe – Mechantile Building Foyer, off Collins Street.”

  1. Rebecca says:

    I’ve recently moved to Melbourne and have made it my part time hobby to check out the Melbourne cafe scene. So far Switchboard would be my fav – friendly relaxed service, SUPER cool set up: love the tiny ‘shop window’ seating space and hole-in-the-wall serving counter all in the opulent old-time arcade like surrounds… and the coffee – mmmm best flat white so far….. smooth, ‘butterscotch’ aftertaste, good temperature…. delicious.

  2. Fern says:

    i love it so much!

  3. Mike says:

    A legit cafe. Good coffee. Cheers boys

    For those who moan about price, a (good) large takeaway coffee starts at $4.50 back in New Zealand. Seems like a steal for $3.80

  4. aNa says:

    The coffee here is always fantastic..

  5. Benny says:

    Double shot flat white no sugar rules :)
    Extra big thumbs up!!! Supreme is rockin it at the momment!

  6. B says:

    Went to switch and was happy that the girls had pioneered the new melbourne espresso. B (”

  7. Martika says:

    I have been a Switchboard customer for about 2 months after finding it by chance. I used to pay $3.20 for a coffee closer to my work, which I bought out of convenience. Since finding Switchboard I now walk further and pay more because it’s a much nicer coffee and the boys working there are always friendly.

  8. Anonymous says:

    well, brunetti/porta via at the melbourne law faculty charges about $4.20, and much more for soy- i’d count my blessings!

  9. Sip&Enjoy says:

    I paid “The Switch Board Cafe” a visit last week, and I was shocked to find out that they charge $3.80 for a large size cup of takeawy coffee, I can not understand this mark up for a cup of coffee, I have had plenty of coffee’s in the Melbourne CBD, and the most I have paid would be $3.50 for a large size takeaway cup,and at $3.80 I can not justify the price tag attached to the coffee however good the coffee might be.

  10. Peter Christo says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for that.

  11. Nic says:

    Also, worth noting that SwitchBoard was originally created by two lovely gals named Kate and Jade in 2005. The chaps who have taken over have done a great job of maintaining the original style and fabulous quality. Nice simple food and always great coffee.