Journal Cafe

253 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

Open until 6:00pm

If ever there was a cafe in Melbourne where the great writers could be seen reading, writing, discussing the big issues, and drinking strong liqueurs, I reckon it would have to be The Journal Cafe on Flinders Lane.

Situated adjacent to the Melbourne City Library, this place exudes otherworldliness with its dark, moody ambiance. Classic timber furnishings and paneling paired with a classic elegance that would make this place at home up the Paris-end of Collins Street.

Everybody is catered for. Enjoy a short black over your Tolstoy. A latte while labouring over your thesis. A whisky while carving away at your first novel. The food menu is basic, for it's not at heart a foody place, but there's an inviting range of simple dishes that are perfect to nibble on as you get down to work.

We didn't spot any power outlets on our recent visit but there's free WiFi via the library connection (the waitress told us this, so it's a done thing). A great place to come fully charged and with a big writing session in mind. Or just bring your notepad and people-watch and let those ideas start flowing.

Free WiFi - This location offers free WiFi so you can remain connected to the outside world.

Decent Coffee - Need a caffeine fix? This is your place.

Gastronomical Delights - This place offers a range of treats to sooth your hunger pains throughout the day.

Haze Enabler - This location offers a range of alcoholic tipples to turn that deadline into a haze.

Meet Here - This place is ideal for meetings, interviews, and the like.

Bike Parking - Decent parking available for your two-wheeled steed nearby.

How Relieving - This location has bathrooms for your other business.

No EFTPOS Minimum - Throw that card around here, there's no minimum to spend here.

Opening Times

Mon .............................................. 7:00am - 8:00pm
Tue ................................................ 7:00am - 8:00pm
Wed .............................................. 7:00am - 8:00am
Thu ................................................ 7:00am - 8:00pm
Fri .................................................. 7:00am - 8:00pm
Sat ................................................. 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sun ................................................ 8:00am - 6:00pm

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