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5 of the best coffee shops around Trinity College

MELBOURNE is perhaps best known for its coffee culture – but do you know where to find the best coffee on campus? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Tanaya Satrio, Sze Yun Low, and Yingzi Huang share their best coffee finds.

Coffee. It is often the source of a student’s creative genius. Ask any student and they would say coffee helps them concentrate, and allows them to access their full potential.

Of course, one of the greatest debates amongst students and working adults alike would be: Where can one find the best cup of coffee?

While some students are not too bothered about where their coffee comes from so long as the drink does its job, we’ve scoured the vicinity of Trinity College and bring you five of the best coffee shops around.

Standing Room

Photo: Facebook

Photo: Facebook

Operating hours:
Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm

Location:
Union House, University of Melbourne

If you are hurrying to your next class but need a caffeine fix desperately, Standing Room is definitely the place to go. For only $3.20, you can grab a cup of coffee and head off to your next destination. There’s also a selection of delicious sweet treats that you can take away with you for that afternoon pick-me-up!

Baretto Espresso Bar

Baretto Cafe Photo

Photo: Sze Yun Low

Operating hours:
Monday – Friday
7am – 6pm

Location:
Alan Gilbert Building, Grattan Street, Carlton

As students know, cafes are not just for purchasing coffees – they can also be a wonderful and roomy space for study and group discussions. It costs $3.60 for a creamy cappuccino here, and is the perfect study spot as it is located indoors and there’s lots of natural light comes in through the windows, too.

Seven Seeds

Photo: Tanaya Pradana Satrio

Photo: Tanaya Pradana Satrio

Operating hours:
Monday – Saturday
7am-5pm
Sunday 8am- 5pm

Location:
114 Berkeley Street, Carlton

Seven Seeds is an award-winning cafe where you can order amazing food and – of course – a great cup of coffee. Only a few minutes walk from the University of Melbourne’s Economics building, a cup of coffee costs $3.40.

If you’re a tad adventurous, try their different blends and you may find yourself returning over and over just to try new ones!

Carte Crepes

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Photo: Facebook

Operating hours:
Monday – Friday
7.30am- 5.30pm

Location:
The University of Melbourne, Grattan Street (behind the John Medley West Building), Parkville

Don’t be fooled by Carte Crepes’ name – yes, they are a crepe stand, but they also make a fantastic cup of coffee using beans supplied by Allpress Espresso. While a little pricier at $3.60, it is totally worth it – especially if accompanied with a freshly-made crepe. Yum.

Professors’ Court Cafe

Operating hours:
7.30am- 5.30pm

Location:
Economics & Commerce Courtyard (near Baillieu Library), University of Melbourne

Photo: Sze Yun Low

Photo: Sze Yun Low

All you hardworking students who need a coffee to keep awake can grab one from Professor’s Court! Baillieu Library is just one minute away, so you don’t have to waste precious time just to keep yourself caffeinated.

A cup of coffee will cost you $3.20, and that’s not the only thing you can purchase. They also have a freshly-made lunch menu that’s availably mainly for takeaway. Perfect for those days when you are starving and need something to keep going.

Do you have a favourite coffee spot near Trinity College or The University of Melbourne? Share with us in the comments box below!

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