On a recommendation by a local we decided to check out Dead Man Espresso, one of the many cool cafe venues in South Melbourne. You’ll find it down the city end, on Market Street off Clarendon Street, the main artery for cool things in this vibrant inner city suburb!
The cafe was airy and well lit, a mix of wood, plant and metal architecture and a collection of macabre weaponry printed on the door. We arrived after eight on a Friday and it was pleasantly quiet, but it didn’t take long before the cafe was buzzing with diners and others getting their caffeine fix to go.
Dead Man Espresso use their own blend of coffee and the know how to extract the flavour from their brew, resulting in a coffee that is both distinct and immediate in its flavour. Turning your morning coffee into an experience to savour.
We started with the Campers Breakfast, Dead Man Espresso’s take on a traditional big breakfast. All the favourites were there, bacon, egg, tomato, mushroom, sourdough toast and delectably crunchy hash browns.
We also went for the buckwheat pancakes, served with poached pear, walnut, mascarpone and a ginger syrup. The syrup was nicely balanced, save for when you got a huge chunk of ginger! The pancake was unusual, the buckwheat made it dense, but it had a lovely flavour. The poached pear could have been softer, but overall this was an interesting and different take on a pancake breakfast!
Dead Man Espresso ooze cool and charm, if you’re in the business of finding and trying the best coffee in town be sure to add it to your list!