I think I have just found my most favourite coffee place in Melbourne. I know I’m a bit slow in the discovery as the rest of Melbourne found it quite some time ago, but I can say right now that Brother Baba Budan has made it to the top of my coffee list.
I’ve been putting off visiting this great little cafe for a few reasons. Number 1 is that it’s in the CBD, and CBD means hard to park, too many people, too far from home and various others, but also because it only serves coffee. I usually like to have brunch with a cup of coffee so not having food is a bit of a downside for me, although I don’t mind grabbing a coffee from BBB on my way to a brunch place at all.
Like most people, the first thing I notice when I walk in is the whole ceiling full of wooden chairs suspended, looking like all the chairs have somehow warped up there or have been sucked there by some invisible force. It’s too bad I wouldn’t be able to just reach for one when I need to sit down…
BBB uses Seven Seeds beans like many coffee places around Melbourne, but for some reason their brewing skills are so super that they can make the same beans taste a whole lot smoother and aromatic.
They also have the nicest walls and decor. I’m in love with the vintage/rustic trend, so much so that I want my house to be like that (which I know Yuye would never agree to).
The cafe is quite small, so I see many people getting their coffees take away. When we entered, the small communal table was fully taken, same with the small amount of space available at the counter. I hardly had any space to stand let alone sit. Luckily a few people left from the counter and thus I was able to have my coffee in proper cups.
Yuye ordered a latte which was so smooth, creamy and so beautiful I felt like I wanted to steal it from him.
I ordered a cappuccino which was equally as delicious and I felt so satisfied. It was made exponentially better when I was able to take the photo of it on that oh-so-vintage table by the entrance. Don’t you just love that peeled paint look? For some reason, I love it.
I’m craving for BBB’s coffees a lot more now, something I won’t be getting for quite some time. Currently my cousin is in Australia for his honeymoon and he’s requested for me to be their tour guide. This means I will be quite busy and very very tired every day for the next 2 weeks. I will be flying interstate to many locations and even hiring a car to drive around in Tasmania. Hopefully I will be able to take a lot of beautiful photos and introduce all of you non-Aussies to this wonderful country. So for that, I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t post anything for days at a time…I will get right back into it after 5th October.
Brother Baba Budan
359 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000