Before this article had even started we could feel the Melburnian eyes of judgment piercing through their screens in lockdown. Coffee is quite possibly THE most important part of our lives, especially during a pandemic. Read more for your Chapel Street Precinct caffeine relief!

Their philosophy is simple, they are obsessed with serving amazing coffee. Pre-pay coffee on card now available. Plus, you’ll get a free face mask with every order!

A converted garage space serving up strong Au79 coffee and delicious brunch takeaway. Open 8am to 2pm daily for your much needed coffee hit during lockdown in Melbs.

Stuck at home? Order a delicious Little Green coffee for takeaway or delivery. Plus, they now have Industry Beans retail sized coffee beans for home available on UberEats. You can still have their awesome coffee in your life! Little Green will grind them for any purpose; espresso, stovetop, pour over, French press or cold brew.

Coffee is essential and so are burritos, according to Oscar Cooper. They’ve got takeaway coffee, food and booze, providing you guys with what you need in the safest way possible. A Prahran staple that sits pride of place at the main Greville Street cross roads, as you can expect from Greville’s independent and boutique disposition, Oscar Cooper is a one of a kind.

Open for your coffee fix! Their specialty coffee beans are also available to pick up and take home to make coffee in the comfort of your own home. They have 250g bags and 1kg bags available now. They’ve also introduced a new takeaway menu serving up some of their loyal and supportive customers favs. Like their famous chilli scrambled eggs.

Your friendly neighbourhood purveyors of coffee, bagels and freshly baked banana bread, Franklin Windsor is open and serving delicious noms during COVID-19 lockdown. Available for pick up or delivery.

Daly St Roasters offer fresh coffee, gifts and coffee brewing equipment for all your iso caffeine needs. They even do personalised coffee cylinders to make your or a special friend’s day a little bit brighter during these dark times. Order here. Dilly Daly in South Yarra is open for takeaway during lockdown 2.0.

Have you visited Lulu’s Boozy Milk Bar yet? She’s reopened her doors and Lulu’s got takeaway coffees flowing, freshly baked breads and pastries, take home meals, essential supplies and last but not least good quality booze. Open 7 am to 2 pm, 7 days a week.

Walter’s Cafe is a New York style cafe nestled in the heart of Prahran on King’s Street. Not only do they serve a deliciously silky smooth coffee, they’ve also got the tastiest freshly baked muffins, doughnuts and cookies to go with. Open Monday to Saturday 7am to 12pm.

Head into Mr Mister and grab a coffee and a delicious toastie. Like most stops on the Windsor cafe trail, the coffee is better than good. The food, amazing. But it’s the fresh juices filled with veggies, that don’t taste a thing like veggies, that you’ll love! It’ll help ya kick COVID-19 in the nuts. We promise.

Here to help you through coronavirus with, amazing coffee, delicious takeaway meals, baguettes, sandwiches, breakfast burgers, wraps and daily specials. Not to mention personalised daily counselling sessions from your local barista and daily verbal abuse from the chef. Find them at the rear of 430-436 Chapel Street, South Yarra.

Deep in the Windsor end of Chaps, School of Seven Bells is a favourite for morning (socially distant) walkers. Your flattie will be served to you flat, white with just the teeeniest crown of foam/fluff/milky-goodness. It may even be handed to you by our favourite barista. You’ll know him when you see him – he’s the cute one.

South Yarra gets a hard time when it comes to coffee street cred. But it shouldn’t, especially with cafes like Two Birds One Stone. They use Five Senses in their brew so you can trust that it’s smooth, juicy and always hits the spot. It’s a sure go to for your cabin fever takeaway coff!

Tiny, with scarce menu options, yet somehow Pardon still manages to win our hearts. Try their tasty NY Superseed Bagels and their hedgehog slice, available for savouring or scoffing pleasure. Oh, and the coffee? We’d never forget the coffee. Let’s just say, they always get it right.

The kings and queens of coffee on Chapel Street. They scour the world looking for the best beans, then bring them home to Melbourne to roast and blend. They’re legendary. Filter is their shining star, but Market Lane also serve a flat white that would make the angels cry.

Grab your WFH rocket fuel from the Lucky Penny takeaway window. They’re also now taking orders for necessities like, bread, milk, vegetables, rice and pasta. Orders are turned around in 48hrs and can either be picked up or curb side delivered to households in and around the Chapel Street Precinct area.

Somewhat of a Prahran institution, set just behind Greville Street, Babble Bar and Cafe has re-opened for takeaway for the people of Prahran! Call them on 03 9510 6464 to order for pick up.

Middle South East (South Yarra)

These guys serve their own in house blended roasted coffee so you know it’s filled with love. Middle South East are serving takeaway coffee and food from the cafe. Head their for your much needed quality caffeine fix.

Enjoy takeaway Parisian pastries, delicate tea and coffee options for a French-inspired experience from this gem in the heart of Greville Street. While Chez Mademoiselle is a simpler edition of its older sibling, Chez Olivier, it retains the French charm and an ambience that’s entrancing, cosy and feminine.

OPPEN brings Melbourne’s version of a Scandinavian eatery to Windsor that celebrates wholesome foods, delicious coffee and hygge vibes. They’re back to business with scrumptious toasties, OPPEN sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Available for takeaway, phone pick-up on (03) 9077 0430 and UberEats.

Working from home? Craving one of The Pound’s famous steak pides and a coffee made by a true Italian? Call 9826 1114 for delivery, free of charge to South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak or pick up from their takeaway window. The Pound dishes up coziness in spades.

The people of Chapel Street still need coffee! Revolver Lane’s espresso bar remains open serving caffeine and snacks including toasties, cakes, pastries and cold pressed juice. Amazing barista Skye will even bring a touch of joy to your day with an inspiring and uplifting message written on your takeaway cup.

Grand Lafayette are open for takeaway with yummy options like fresh bread, St David milk, peking duck, fresh pastries and of course, delicious coffee! Head on in for a WFH break and add some colour to your day.

They’re back open baby! Serving up their perfect coffee and a takeaway food menu. Kookaburra’s Kanteen is now available for pick up and phone orders serving toasties and specialty coffee. You can drop in or call to order for pick up on 03 9533 7648.

Alison’s Bread (Prahran)

The cutest corner cafe in Prahran remains open for takeaway! Give Alison a visit and she’ll hook you up with a Monk Bodhi Darma coffee⁠. While you’re there, you’d be silly not to grab one of her famous Roast Pork Belly and Crackling Rolls⁠. She’s also serving essentials like Pepe Saya Butter and St David Milk.

Sugar Bowl Cafe (Prahran)

For all of you still working around the Prahran area, Sugar Bowl has your coffee needs sorted! Not only do they serve one hell of a coffee, Sugar Bowl Cafe get eco-points for using organic fair trade coffee beans. There’s also freshly squeezed juices and smoothies available from $4.50.

Middletown (Prahran)

Treat yourself to a taste of royalty at High Street’s Middletown Cafe. This darling brunch spot was themed after Dutchess Kate herself, so where else would your takeaway specialty coffee from?

Caffe E Cucina (South Yarra)

This Chapel Street classic is now open for all your takeaway coffee needs from 7am. You can also grab yourself light brekky options like an egg and bacon roll and more. They’re even offering delivery, just order online or call them on 9827 4139.


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