Bar Americano is a great Melbourne spot. In what is a testament to the sort of bars and culture this city drums up it is a cafe/bar at once so many have heard of - and some may have visited - but most may still be planning a visit.
Once you walk on in the gorgeously adorned doors, you'll understand why many have felt this place warrants a visit. In essence, its the simplicity of the decor, and the concept that renders Bar Americano a good spot. This is especially true as the menu in the main focuses on just two options: coffee and cocktails. True there are appetisers and other attractions inside to draw the eye, but if you like coffee day or night or an evening cocktail, here is a spot that shall deliver for you.
What's especially great about this spot is after a bit of searching through Melbourne's laneways - and perhaps a bit of a heart-in-mouth moments at night when wondering if you picked the right alley to travel down - you come across a great little venue alive with life, energy and vibrance.
While the venue is small - perhaps not that much bigger than a walk in cupboard - it is also one designed for a quick standing room only style clientele that encourages a great atmosphere to the place (though true perhaps best as a pitstop if your planning on spending a long evening out on the town).
Were there one challenge in reviewing Bar Americano it is true photos are not allowed inside. Yet, as opposed to being a bad thing all up this just does well to add to the mystery of the venue for those yet to visit. So, if you yet too, may you soon do so - and may the photo below provide some visual help if looking to narrow down the right lane to travel along.