Commercial Bakery

360 Little Collins St Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Opening hours Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 8am-4pm
Phone 03 8631 5900

The cursive script of the neon sign to this blink-and-you'll-miss-it laneway cafe reads 'Italian espresso', but it's not just a generic term for coffee. Commercial Bakery uses Romcaffe for a traditional Italian flavour, extracted with a hand-pumped Victoria Arduino machine. A short black ($3.60) is well executed with a mild flavour backed up by an assertive bitter edge. Perch on stools in the intimate, Art Deco interior and nibble on a baguette of roast beef, horseradish cream and cress salad from the window display. A bench outside makes for an easy espresso hit and run.