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FilmNeverDie Cafe

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by M D Kelley (subscribe)
A freelance writer, amateur photographer, foodie, and former ex-pat now living in Melbourne. Always on the look out for the fun, unusual, and affordable. Contact me on Instagram/Twitter: @mdkelleywriter or visit
Published November 21st 2015
Not quite dead yet - film is alive and well in Melbourne CBD
Located at the Spencer Street end of Bourke Street in the heritage listed Eliza Tinsley building, the FilmNeverDie Cafe is the place for film and Polaroid enthusiasts to chat over free coffee.

FilmNeverdie Cafe Eliza Tinsley Building
The FilmNeverDie Cafe located in the Eliza Tinsley building

In need of a 110mm film cartridge for my vintage Canon 110ED 20 camera (yes, they've started making this type of film again), I headed down to this part of town during my lunch break to see what this cafe had to offer.

The cafe shares a space with Magnet Galleries on the second level with a shop that offers Polaroid and film cameras, a selection of different films, and other equipment and accessories. In the common area there is a bright open space with a communal table where you can chat to other analogue film lovers, sit back and relax, or ponder your next photographic project.

Communal area FilmNeverDie Cafe
Communal area of FilmNeverDie Cafe and Magnet Galleries

Some of the best photos I ever took were taken on a plastic Hanimex 35mm $10 camera so visit the FilmNeverDie Cafe for some creative inspiration if and when you happen upon that stash of old film cameras your mum and dad may have laying about.
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Why? For Polaroid and film enthusiasts
Phone: (03) 8899 7586
Where: Eliza Tinsley building, level 2, 640 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: Coffee is free (for a small donation), films ($5.00 - $35.00), cameras (visit website or cafe)
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