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St Ali is widely regarded as a Melbourne coffee institution. Tucked away in a South Melbourne laneway, the line of people outside (particularly on weekends) will be the tell-tale sign you’ve reached your destination.

Not only famed for its coffee, St Ali is now well regarded for its food fare too, with a regularly changing menu and daily specials to showcase their sourcing of the freshest ingredients available.

They have an ethical approach to coffee buying – often going beyond the mere fair trade certification and paying well above market value, so that local farmers directly benefit from their proceeds. Their team regularly visits farms, farmers, co-operatives and even villages to ensure the money is going directly to the farmers.


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As far as commitment to the environment and sustainability, St Ali is made up of a lot of recycled materials. They also minimise waste by offering used coffee grounds for compost and gardening to customers. Barely anything from the kitchen gets wasted.

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Trading hrs: Open 7 days, 7am – 6pm.

Menu link:

Address: 12-18 Yarra Place, Sth Melb

Ph: 9686 2990


Twitter: @ST_ALi

Facebook: St Ali

Take away: Coffee and sweet treats.

Coffee: An absolute yes! They also have a daily grind, check the blackboard up and to your right when you walk in.

Notes: Generally always busy, especially the weekends (like lines out the door busy) – so get there early or be prepared to wait. Gift vouchers, coffee beans and coffee wares always available along with other coffee gift ideas.

South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia


Please note that prices, menu items, management or trading hours may have varied since time of review. Our thoughts and opinions are based on our experience only.