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There’s no getting away from the fact that Melburnians simply love their coffee. In fact the city itself is regarded by many aficionados as the coffee capital of the world. It’s no wonder then that many entrepreneurs are clambering to opening up a new venue here. In fact, according to popular daily newspaper The Age, in 2012 there were 135 more hospitality venues in and around the city than there were retailers. What’s more in 2014, it was reported that Melbourne CBD had 108 more cafe’s, restaurants, and bars than it did two years previous, showing that even in times of austerity the popularity of Melbourne cafes shows no signs of waning. Because of this, you’d probably be foolish to ignore what’s trending in the Melbourne cafe scene so without further ado, let’s see what local cafe’s are doing right now to really stand out from the crowd.
Thinking outside of the box
There’s a growing trend in Melbourne right now to open cafe’s aimed at a specific groups of people. So rather than catering to the masses (after all, that’s really old hat) switched-on cafe owners are niching down their market and honing in on the needs and requirements of specific individuals. For example Melbourne happens to be the site of Australia’s first cereal cafe. Cereal Anytime caters for those that just can’t get enough of the breakfast staple. Customers can enter the premises at any time of the day, choose from 15 types of cereal and indulge, all for just $4.00 a bowl. Another first for Melburnians is Australia’s first cat cafe. Don’t worry cat isn’t on the menu, instead the aptly named Cat Cafe caters for those people who adore furry felines. The venue is designed just like any other cafe with tables and chairs, etc, but the difference is that 12 gorgeous resident moggies are left to roam the cafe at will. Customers can pet and play with them and have some serious pet interaction while enjoying their espresso.
You might think that communal dining was something that only happened at school, but nowadays (in Melbourne anyway) there’s a real sense of community spirit and this is reflected in communal dining. Surprisingly it’s catching on as more and more cafe’s are incorporating larger tables that seat 10-12 into their venues. In some cases these are being put together to make giant tables that seat 20 or 30 with ease. This way customers have the option to drink their skinny latte alone, or if they wish by sitting next to someone they don’t know (yet!).
Finest coffee (no really!)
Every cafe might state that they serve the finest coffee, but as Melburnians really love their coffee there’s a growing trend to seek out the very best coffee that money can buy. Of course, where there’s a demand, there’s going to be a service supplying that demand and in Melbourne a few venues are starting to serve the very best coffee that money can buy. No standard Starbucks fayre here! Instead, there’s a certain coffee one-upmanship about visiting cafe’s such as Proud Mary’s and purchasing a cup of Columbian HR61 with delectable hints of peach mango and cream for the princely sum of $100. That’s per cup! Okay so you also get to take home 150grams of these exotic beans, but even at this price it seems there are people who are more than happy to pay for a truly amazing cup of coffee.
Here at Cafe Furniture Melbourne we can’t promise you the finest coffee, cereal on demand, or cats for that matter but what we can do is to supply cafe owners with the highest quality, commercial grade cafe furniture at fantastic prices. Why not check out our website at www.cafefurnituremelbourne.com.au or give us a call on 1800 859 616 to see how we can help. Additionally if you’re in the Campbellfield area of Victoria then why not pop into out warehouse direct, where you can see all the furniture we provide up close and personal.