Looking for good Fitzroy Cafes so you can warm up your brains for our Melbourne Venue Escape Room?

It’s true – solving and creating puzzles is hard work and there was a lot of coffee being drunk at Fitzroy Cafes whilst building The Mystery Rooms! From long blacks, to almond milk flat whites to cold drip and batch brews, we have had our fair share of coffee in the local area and we thought we should share a couple of our top 5 Fitzroy Cafes, including some just over the border in nearby Collingwood (in no particular order!)

1) Slowpoke Espresso, Fitzroy (650m)

They describe themselves as a small café in the heart of Fitzroy serving up simple, honest food and we certainly agree with that description. What’s more they even make their own biodynamic almond milk which always brings a smile to Jodie’s face! There is a cute little courtyard for those warmer Melbourne days and a fireplace for when all you want to do is get cosy (and drink delicious hot chocolate!!).

157 Brunswick Street

Fitzroy 3065


slowpoke espresso

2) Stagger Lee’s, Fitzroy (260m)

Right on Brunswick Street and just around the corner from The Mystery Rooms, this fantastic café serves up consistently good coffee and food and is a long-time favourite of ours. The staff are great and will happily chat all things coffee while you wait for your single origin batch brew to be poured.

276 Brunswick Street,

Fitzroy 3065


3) Plug Nickel, Collingwood (1km)

Plug Nickel is a specialty coffee shop based which prides itself on being the best in the business. It is pretty hard to argue with that – their cold coffees are to die for and they serve hot toddys. What more do we need to say? Oh yeah – $10 Satay Tofu & Roast Pumpkin Roti Wrap… Yum!

7 Peel Street

Collingwood, 3066


4) Cromwell STREAT, Collingwood (1.6km)

From cosy little cafes in Fitzroy to this fully licensed 1860’s manor turned 80 seat cafe – this place has a beautiful garden with hammocks, deck chairs, outdoor seating, coffee roastery, artisan bakery and is the perfect place to meet up especially for larger groups. What we most love about this venture though is their mission and values – STREAT offer disadvantaged youth aged 16-25 a supported pathway from the street to a sustainable livelihood.

66 Cromwell Street,

Collingwood 3066


5) Proud Mary, Collingwood (750m)

If you haven’t had a cup of Proud Mary coffee yet, do yourself a favour and get down there sometime soon. They roast their own coffee which means that you can even take the beans home with you and create your own delicious cup of coffee without leaving the house! On the off chance you don’t fancy a coffee – say what?! Get out of Melbourne immediately!!! –  then the Rhubarb Iced Tea is also a treat. Just in case… or maybe just have both.

172 Oxford Street

Collingwood 3066