A go-to Carlton coffee shop with pour-over, beans and all the equipment you could need.
If an exceptional lattes are all you want in life, Assembly almost certainly ranks as one of the best places to be in Melbourne. But if it's pour-over, Aeropresses and filter coffee that makes you tick, well, you've reached heaven on earth.
Inside the pastel pink walls of this simple light-filled Carlton set up, patrons are encouraged to get familiar with different filter coffees from all over the world — try the nutty drop from Anderacha, Ethiopia — or to explore the unique flavours of single estate espressos (no blends allowed). You can even enjoy a perfectly steamed gui fei tea from Taiwan, not to mention the other varieties from China and Japan. No matter what you decide to drink, it's safe to say that it'll be brewed perfectly.
The small coffee shop also doubles as a retail store, selling beans and all the pro gear — like Chemexs, kettles and fancy tea pots — you need to make a great cup at home.