The caffeine specialists at Market Lane have added yet another member to their growing family. Opening at the east end of the CBD, Market Lane Collins Street is your new city destination for espresso and filter coffee, beans and equipment.
Located in historic Portland House near the intersection of Collins and Spring Streets, the small shop marks the fifth permanent Market Lane location, with the boutique roastery also operating cafes in Carlton, Prahran, Queen Vic Market and Therry Street in the CBD.
The Collins Street store was designed by Sarah Trotter of Hearth Studio, with eucalyptus-green walls and tessellated floor tiles meant to reflect the building's Victorian heritage. Textured fabric walls and seating, matte walnut cabinetry and the use of cloudy marble stone are influenced by the work of Australian painter Clarice Beckett (1887-1935), who studied at the College of Art across the street.
Market Lane Collins Street will be open from 7am to 3pm Monday through Friday, serving espresso and filter coffee as well as a small selection of cakes from Beatrix Bakes in North Melbourne. They also sell beans and specialty equipment, including grinders, plungers and filter paper, for coffee fiends looking to replicate their work at home.