All posts tagged: St Ali

St Ali / South Melbourne

St Ali is one of those cool back alley places that you need to know about or you’ll never find it. I was fortunate to have Melbournians inform me of this converted warehouse is South Melbourne, but needed a refresher to know where to find it when I decided to visit. The outside is plain white, no signage with plenty of bikes out the front. You’ll find it down Yarra Place, turn right down Coventry St off Clarendon and a left on Yarra Place and stop when you smell the coffee. Don’t worry I walked passed it first time too, St Ali is all about the coffee. They live and breathe it and their coffee machine takes pride of place in the cafe. The rustic interior has been left as is, a charming example of the hipster sheek cafes try so hard to cultivate. The cafe was busy, especially for a weekday morning and we were lucky to get a seat on a communal table. The warehouse is large but there’s plenty of tables and …