St. ALi

St. ALi

Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
South Melbourne
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    Jun H.
    "The Mexican cousin and the big daddy is a must try ( in picture)."(18 Tips)
    Marc C.
    "St Ali without a doubt has some of the best coffee in Melbourne"(4 Tips)
    James R.
    "My Mexican Cousin is a must if you like corn fritters."(4 Tips)
    Jung L.
    "Breakfast with family ;) some toast n Pastry chicken"(29 Tips)
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  • Derek W.heart icon on user image
    Derek WilsonJanuary 11, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    You haven't been to Melbourne until you've brunched at St Ali. Forget about it. Everything is amazing. If you are reading this, you have won.
  • Nathan L.heart icon on user image
    Nathan LOctober 14, 2013
    Perhaps my best coffee's in Melbourne... Got recommended by a friend and really enjoyed the food. The menu and food were amazing too. Busy but cool atmosphere. Great staff. Will definately be back.
  • Darren W.heart icon on user image
    Darren WApril 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome service. A super-busy morning; they accidentally kept us waiting a while. When they realised they were sooo apologetic and we got VIP treatment. All is forgiven. (And coffee worth waiting for)
  • Ben M.heart icon on user image
    Ben MackeyApril 3, 2015
    Try a few different coffees while you decide what you want from the extensive menu. The mushrooms (Coo Koo Ca Choo) is good, but I think the Mexican Cousin is the winner here.
  • Joannaheart icon on user image
    JoannaFebruary 25, 2016
    Excellent coffee. Perfect piccolo. Amazing food. Plenty of vegan and gluten-free options as well. Top 3 cafe in Melbourne. Highly recommended!
  • James R.
    James RidenourMay 8, 2013
    My Mexican Cousin is a must if you like corn fritters. Awesome coffee and great warehouse location. One of the best cafes around. Salvatore is often there, say hi!
  • Lynn W.heart icon on user image
    Lynn WabbitMarch 26, 2015
    Back for more Pepe Saya's fluffy bits. Buttermilk pancakes with burnt figs, toasted hazelnuts, puff grains and crème fraîche 😍
  • nyao f.heart icon on user image
    nyao foodieSeptember 27, 2016
    Coffee and croissant were beautiful. I didn't feel so comfortable with staff and atmosphere tho. Doesn't have warm environment.
  • Bionic Ben (.
    Bionic Ben (@benbickford)November 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You will be in coffee & Brekky / Brunch heaven here at St Ali !!! ... Try their international beans roasted in house or a "Syphon" for a super smooth full flavoured coffee experience!
  • Jack O.heart icon on user image
    Jack OJuly 21, 2015
    Coffee is nice, if a little on the dark side of speciality coffee. All the food is actually quite spectacular.
  • W C.heart icon on user image
    W CJanuary 28, 2020
    All the meals we ordered were delicious but my friends had massive food envy over The Dirty Eggs that I ordered. Scan the QR code on the menu if you want to see pics of the food.
  • Alastair W.heart icon on user image
    Alastair WallDecember 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You can checkout the daily specials online which is much easier then the whiteboard, they even provide a QR code on the menu for you, link is http://www.stali.com.au/pages/specials-board
  • Piccy L.
    Piccy LokeMarch 22, 2015
    service was good , unlike what other people have said. could be just a combination of a busy day and shorthanded on staff to have resulted in those experiences. food and coffee is great!
  • Nicole W.heart icon on user image
    Nicole WoodJanuary 12, 2018
    The buttermilk pancakes were amazing. Very decent size, I struggled to get through them. The coffee was the best I have had in Melbourne.
  • Oliver R.
    Oliver RainerJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This has got to be one of my favourite coffee places in Melb. Service is amazing – the staff are super friendly! Love, love, love the coffee and the must-try prawn roll!
  • Jason M.heart icon on user image
    Jason McNuttJune 27, 2015
    Coffee of course and wide range of organic and ancient grain options...if you like that sort of thing. Truffled eggy goodness as well.
  • Tomfooleryheart icon on user image
    TomfooleryMarch 10, 2015
    The Barista Breakfast is great. Their choice of an espresso, cappuccino & filter.. It'll keep you buzzing for a while!
  • Patrick K.heart icon on user image
    Patrick KirbyJanuary 17, 2015
    Relaxed atmosphere with a good buzz. Interesting menu with quality ingredients and solid coffee.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MenziesFebruary 26, 2011
    This Dutch oven was amazing - definitely order with the poached egg and mix it in with the beans. Tastes bit like a Mexican bean breakfast. Also the tomato chutney that cam with the eggs was delicious
  • Marianne N.heart icon on user image
    Marianne NSeptember 16, 2018
    Really good coffee. Yummy corn fritters. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Veeveeviiviiheart icon on user image
    VeeveeviiviiAugust 21, 2017
    Got the corn pancakes - delicious! Crispy on outside and mushy on inside. So good w the salsa and fried egg.
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GohAugust 6, 2012
    63 degree eggs above (not below). Comes with cauliflower puree ans candied bacon. Enough said. When you eat it, feels like you've died and gone to heaven!
  • Joe L.heart icon on user image
    Joe LipperFebruary 16, 2018
    The Daddy was an incredible sandwich and the flat white was very well done. Also ask for hot sauce with it.
  • Rachel R.heart icon on user image
    Rachel RothDecember 28, 2016
    Always popular for a reason - excellent coffee and delicious brekkie!
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RossMarch 16, 2015
    I thought eating in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney was pretentious until I ate here and saw things on the menu like 'Baby Iranian Figs', and 'Gas Marinated Olives'. I LOVED this place! Food to inspire!
  • Fiorella R.heart icon on user image
    Fiorella RizzàJanuary 19, 2015
    Love the coffee, the atmosphere and the fact that you can get sugar-free yogurt with your muesli - big up!
  • Lynn W.heart icon on user image
    Lynn WabbitFebruary 19, 2015
    Pepe's Fluffy Bits' real Buttermilk Pancakes served with Pepe Saya Creme Fraiche 😍
  • Adam F.
    Adam FFebruary 15, 2011
    The mother of all coffee dens. The expansive premises with breezy atmosphere is where the shoulders of bankers, marketers, tradies and loafers rub. Muchos Grandes St Ali. Long Black for me please!
  • Shipedo ..
    Shipedo .December 31, 2013
    Everything excellent - breakfast, coffee and service - all wonderful. Exceeded expectations - highly impressed.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MaskellNovember 28, 2010
    Love the coffee, love the food, love the staff. Just find it bemusing that they have four empty tables in the cafe with no chairs and a queue of people at the door?!! Give us a milk crate to sit on!
  • Ben P.
    Ben PettitAugust 29, 2010
    The best coffee and breakfast in Melbourne (chorizo and chutney to die for - add it to your breakie), also try Outpost in South Yarra and Sensory Labs in David Jones (same owner)
  • Denis D.heart icon on user image
    Denis DusterSeptember 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent coffee and good food, cool ambience
  • JK
    JKFebruary 1, 2020
    There are coffee matching meal here recommended by award winning barista. Worth a try
  • Kenny
    KennyDecember 8, 2014
    Try the chilled bottled batch brew coffee on a hot day. Definitely hits the coffee withdrawals on the head.
  • Alastair W.heart icon on user image
    Alastair WallAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best coffee's I've ever had. Great atmosphere. Best meal on our table was the burger.
  • Anastasia Y.
    Anastasia YulesMay 29, 2011
    Try the coffee of the day! Just now I tasted the Brazilian coffee for my caffe latte. It is just, MAGNIFICENT! Beautiful latte art too! :) <3
  • Markus M.
    Markus MaurerDecember 22, 2011
    is it coffee heaven? no. too hip, cool, noisy or busy to really celebrate and deepy enjoy coffee. but, still a place to go for a top coffee! :-)
  • Eva S.
    Eva SchiaveAugust 13, 2014
    Ancient grain salad is awesome. Best berber spice I have had outside of NYC
  • V▲NESS▲heart icon on user image
    V▲NESS▲August 27, 2018
    Indeed a good place for coffee!
  • Daniel C.heart icon on user image
    Daniel CerventusFebruary 17, 2016
    It is more hyped but good choice of nice brunch
  • FringeFoodFestival
    FringeFoodFestivalSeptember 12, 2011
    Sal at St Ali was a great parter to us allowing us to run two awesome truffle dinners there with the Madame Truffles pop-up.
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael CouacaudJanuary 2, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The coffee and the food is excellent
  • T S.heart icon on user image
    T SMarch 27, 2019
    Nice Brazilian single origin batch filter and cold brewed!
  • Craig A.
    Craig AndersonSeptember 14, 2011
    Good coffee, but it seems like an agency meeting room during the day. Lots of phone calls about misprinted pamphlets, whispered gossip about office politics, and meetings about websites gone awry.
  • Patrickheart icon on user image
    PatrickDecember 28, 2014
    Great coffee, lots to choose from.
  • Maki Z.
    Maki ZMay 9, 2013
    Koo koo ca chu however was amazing. Delish mushrooms and the most crispiest golden hash brown I've ever had.
  • Ruben Garcia M.heart icon on user image
    Ruben Garcia MohedanoNovember 23, 2016
    Don't leave without trying My Mexican Cousin, superb
  • Cheyne T.heart icon on user image
    Cheyne ToomeyJune 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If your ever in need, there is free wifi when you sit in for a coffee or meal. Just ask the staff for the password.
  • Jay M.
    Jay MorganFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    When I'm in Melbourne, my second home, my second second home is St.Ali! The crew at Austereo HQ introduced me to great food this time and My Mexican Cousin is amazing!
  • Josh W.heart icon on user image
    Josh WaymanDecember 31, 2014
    They don't do siphon coffee anymore. Still fantastic coffee though. Great breakfast options.
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