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Drive Through Coffee Shops in Melbourne

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published June 10th 2012
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Coffee with a smile

Crawl out of a warm bed. Chuck on some clothes. Into the car for the long haul to work. The only thing that keeps you going is the thought of a coffee at the other end, even if it is a cup of lukewarm instant.

What if a short diversion could see you with a piping hot espresso in hand? You could sip away dreamily and savour the delicious aroma, oblivious to the traffic jams, the road rage and the boss waiting for you at the other end.

Thank heavens for the drive-thru coffee outlets that are springing up on the corridors into Melbourne. And hey, I'm not talking about McDonalds here where you get stuck behind a family ordering their multiplex breakfast and your day is gone.

These caffeine hit and drives are open from the wee hours of the morning, have highly skilled baristas and claim to offer lightening fast service.

Below are some of the outlets. But if you know of others let us know.

Latte Cartelle (franchise)

Sounds like a mafia hit group but I guess coffee comes close to being an illicit substance. Latte Cartelle started Melbourne's first drive thru back in 2004 and it was a drive-away success. You can spot this mob because of the warm tones of their logo and their bold claim to get you back on the road in 90 seconds. You will now find them at:

Latte Cartelle Elwood
259 Brighton Road
Elwood 6am - 10am Monday - Friday

Latte Cartelle Hoppers Crossing
428 Old Geelong Road Homemaker Centre
Hoppers Crossing
6am - 6pm Monday - Saturday
8.30am - 4.30pm Sunday

Latte Cartelle Hallam
241 - 245 Princes Highway
6am - 2pm Monday -Friday

Latte Cartelle
The coffee colours of Latte Cartelle

Muzz Buzz (franchise)

Everything you need to get you buzzing. Their promise "to kick that morning grump or get you over your afternoon hump." They use premium Arabica beans coffee beans plus some pretty unique flavours in a variety of strengths. You can claim yours as either a Short, Tall, Grande or the Really Big One. Each customer is greeted personally with someone coming up to you rather than the faceless voice covered by a microphone. Their Di Bella Coffee won the CSR Golden Bean Award in 2009 and came runner up in 2010 and 2011. Muzz Buzz is easy to spot, because there coffee outlets are reminiscent of oversized coffee cups and sport the colours green and purple.

Muzz Buzz Bell Park
2-4 Anakie Road
Bell Park

Muzz Buzz Berwick
252-258 Clyde Road
(cnr Homestead Rd)

Muzz Buzz Kealba
Cnr Sunshine Ave & Malcolm Crt

Muzz Buzz Melton
Melton Hwy, Cnr of Federation Dr

Muzz Buzz Moorabbin
Cnr Grange Road & Centre Dandenong Road

Muzz Buzz Rowville
Corner Stud Rd &
Bergins Road

Muzz Buzz Newtown
406 Shannon Ave

Weekdays 6am to 6pm
Saturday7am to 5pm
Sunday 8am to 4pm

Muzz Buzz
Look out for the garish green and purple

Bella Barista, (Vermont South)

Excellent coffee and with two sides you can drive through. You also get a member card where they record your order. Then you can add money to the card on their website which makes it even easier to get your coffee on the run.

397 Burwood Highway
Vermont South

Bella Coffee Drive-Thru, (Campbellfield)

Service with a smile. Coffee the way you like it. Some people even go there for their coffee on a weekend. Now that is dedication.

Cnr Sydney Rd & Mahoneys Rd

Coffeestreet (Camberwell)

Coffeestreet is a small operation that uses Veneziano coffee, an award winning blend. This car setup has been dubbed the coolest coffee machine on four wheels
1350 Toorak Rd
Monday to Friday:
6:00am - 9:00am

Mug Drive Thru Café (MacLeod)

Another one where there is the lovely courtesy of coming out to the car to ask for and deliver your order. Can't miss this one as there are plenty of signs to tell you when to turn off. In a large vacant lot so nice to have a moment's respite from the traffic. The young females who work here always seem to have a big smile. Mug Drive Thru Café have their own coffee card app which scans on your iPhone as a loyalty card. Ring before you leave home and you can pick up your coffee on the way. 9432 8880

254 Greensborough Rd (just before Yallambie Rd)

taking your order
Out they come to take your coffee order

Would you like some food with that coffee?

Water Tunnel Car Wash (Templestowe)

Okay this is a four minute car wash place but they also have a dedicated drive through coffee window which is equally as popular. Great friendly service and in a prime position and in a for the drive home.

1 - 11 Fitzsimons Lane (corner of Fitzsimons Lane and Porter Street.) Templestowe

So remember to let us know if you know of other places and let's time these places and find the fastest place to get you back on the road. The clock starts from when you place your coffee order.

A piping hot coffee is not far away.
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Your Comment
Been to Muzz Buzz. Will have to check out the others for my morning hit. :) Cheers for the info.
by Vanessa de Largie (score: 3|1343) 3026 days ago
What a great article - I had no idea these places existed!! Thanks for posting.
by Anita Coia (score: 2|477) 3025 days ago
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