If you at least know the basics of good cafes in Melbourne, then you should know who and what Market Lane Coffee
are. If you don't, then it's time we had a good sit down.The two main things you need to know are that they know what they are doing, and that they are also lovely, polite and informative.
Their main command centre is located in the Prahran Market, which is always a hive of a all things that are delicious - coffee, coffee and beans. This younger sibling is pretty close to the action of the Queen Victoria Market (QVM). I've never had a good coffee at the QVM, but with Market Lane appearing on the scene things are about to change for the better.
The benches in the windows are a great place to sit and watch the action, not to mention that feeling of the sun shining on your back. The space is pretty cosy, so there isn't that much room for tables and chairs. Think of this branch of Market Lane Coffee as a type of pit stop. The life line in our darkest moment, the helping hand when you're changing a car tyre. You get the picture.
Espresso. Guess Espresso - Herbazu - Costa rica. While a lot of single origins can be heavy on the palate, this Herbazu is light and thin. To expand on that, it has a low viscosity that lets the body of flavour roll around your tongue a lot more. The lime and butterscotch flavours are present and make it refreshing drop of nectar.
Unless you're happy with bad coffee, milk that has been burnt, and dry sweets then keep doing what you do. If you're looking for something real and perhaps new for you, then stop by Market Lane Coffee.