Having classes in the CBD certainly has its perks as you're spoiled for choice when it comes to superb coffee, and cafes in general really. Too bad the old favourites are everybody's favourites - why not try new ventures and reclaim the instant gratification of brunch without the lengthy wait times?
Located on the corner of Queensberry st and Bouverie st, The Queensberry Pour House is a 5-10 minute walk from the Elizabeth street/Vic Market tram stop and The University of Melbourne. Dark wooden furniture and patterned tiles deliver a vintage feel in conjunction with the ceramic plates and coffee cups handmade by the owners, Ben and Natalie. Floor to ceiling windows allow the best of diffused natural lighting to inundate the room, adding to the relaxed, cool vibe.
Coffee is roasted in house. Three blackboards dominating the space above the counter relay the coffee menu - black, white or short. A bottomless filter option is a delight for those with work to be done but in need of a steady and immedate coffee source to refuel with.
The hand written cardboard menu is short but sweet and subject to change. However, much to my delight, the intriguing coffee soaked lamb pie remains a constant as a homemade pie with a crispy pastry case and great filling brings about much satisfaction. The espresso shot can be had as is or used as a 'sauce' for the pie, but when was the last time you thought to christen your food with a splash of coffee? Give it a go.
Only a limited amount of pies are made per day, but don't stress if you miss out - the other options are moreish too like this avocado, pumpkin seed and charred corn toast.
The cozy interior, quality offerings and friendly, down to earth staff is sure to have you singing its praises. Pop down soon and check out what I'm talking about :)
The Queensberry Pour House
210 Queensberry Street
Tues - Fri: 7am - 4pm
Sat - Sun: 8am - 3pm