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Captains of Industry Gentleman's Outfitter & Cafe

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by Sarah Blood (subscribe)
A freelance marketer/editor living and breathing in Melbourne since 2009. I like interesting words, places and things.
Published September 18th 2012
Where haircuts, shoes and suits meet coffee, food and beer
Up a narrow flight of stairs, in an unassuming alley down the quieter end of Little Bourke St, one of the prime examples of Melbourne's quirkiness awaits you.

Combining a cafe, bar and bistro with a barbershop, tailor and shoemaker, Captains of Industry is one of the most versatile venues I have ever seen.

With old sewing machines on some of the tables and eclectic, dark wood furnishings, the whole building oozes the ambience which can be missing from more modern coffee houses

The staff were all lovely, very keen to hand me a beer (never a problem in my book), and happy to help in any way they could. Food was very pricey though, with fashionably small portion sizes to match, so I'd tend to stick with the drinks menu.
Captains of Industry

Whether you want a haircut, a new pair of leather shoes, a suit, a drink or a meal, Captains of Industry has got you covered.

Great coffee, good beers and oysters and jazz on Friday night. Seriously: what more could you need?

Captains of Industry can be found at Level 1, 2 Somerset Place, Melbourne 3000.

It's worth the flight of stairs, trust me.
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Why? Because coffee shops shouldn't be boring
When: Open 9-5 Monday to Sunday, plus evenings Tuesday to Friday
Phone: 03 9670 4405
Where: Level 1, 2 Somerset Place, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: about $20 for a main meal - more for set menu
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