St. Ali

St. Ali

Café, Coffee Shop, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
South Melbourne
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  • Jun H.
    "The Mexican cousin and the big daddy is a must try ( in picture)."(18 Tips)
    James R.
    "My Mexican Cousin is a must if you like corn fritters."(3 Tips)
    Next_Studio
    "... "Slayer" espresso machine they brew it in."(17 Tips)
    Kenny
    "their chilled bottle filtered coffee."(3 Tips)
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  • Jun H.
    Jun HengDecember 28, 2014
    The best coffee I've ever tasted. Love their self brewed coffee. The food is also very affordable and delish! The Mexican cousin and the big daddy is a must try ( in picture).
  • Ben M.
    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.
  • Nathan L.
    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.
    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)
  • Joanna
    JoannaFebruary 25
    Excellent coffee. Perfect piccolo. Amazing food. Plenty of vegan and gluten-free options as well. Top 3 cafe in Melbourne. Highly recommended!
  • Alastair W.
    Alastair WallDecember 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ 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
    PiccyMarch 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!
  • Dana H.
    Basically the first place anyone in Melbourne should visit for outstanding coffee. A total flag bearer. Their sister company, Sensory Lab, is well known in the world wide coffee circuit.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Kate R.
    Kate RoseApril 16, 2011
    I real Tw joy this place. Quality, value service and vibe. Lunch: Mexican cousin and chicken burger freehand scrumptious $15. Dinner Pumkin laksa is a great blend of ingredients and value $15.
  • Kate R.
    Kate RoseMay 30, 2011
    The coffee and cake!! Orange polenta cake was divine. On weekends there is a long wait on tables but it's good to see a cafe of quality food and service be rewarded with lots of business.
  • Tomfoolery
    TomfooleryMarch 10, 2015
    The Barista Breakfast is great. Their choice of an espresso, cappuccino & filter.. It'll keep you buzzing for a while!
  • Jack O.
    Jack OJuly 21, 2015
    Coffee is nice, if a little on the dark side of speciality coffee. All the food is actually quite spectacular.
  • 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!
  • nyao f.
    nyao foodieSeptember 27
    Coffee and croissant were beautiful. I didn't feel so comfortable with staff and atmosphere tho. Doesn't have warm environment.
  • 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!
  • Jason M.
    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.
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KirbyJanuary 17, 2015
    Relaxed atmosphere with a good buzz. Interesting menu with quality ingredients and solid coffee.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • AskMen
    AskMenJune 10, 2011
    The passion and enthusiasm for quality roast is palpable from the moment you set foot inside the clean, timber-lined space.
  • Lynn W.
    Lynn WabbitMarch 26, 2015
    Back for more Pepe Saya's fluffy bits. Buttermilk pancakes with burnt figs, toasted hazelnuts, puff grains and crème fraîche 😍
  • Emma R.
    Emma RozairoApril 25
    Mushroom duxelle with potato hash is a must try! It's a great twist on standard mushrooms on toast! Coffee is also great!
  • Cheyne T.
    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.
  • Fiorella R.
    Fiorella RizzàJanuary 19, 2015
    Love the coffee, the atmosphere and the fact that you can get sugar-free yogurt with your muesli - big up!
  • Kate B.
    Kate BradleyDecember 12, 2010
    The first time we visited the servings were generous. Second time much smaller and the price still pretty high. That was a bit disappointing. Great atmosphere and the food is delicious. $$$
  • Kenny
    KennyDecember 8, 2014
    Try the chilled bottled batch brew coffee on a hot day. Definitely hits the coffee withdrawals on the head.
  • Ben J.
    Ben JJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great coffee, and staff always upbeat and friendly. Also - filter paper for V60, cold drip etc. always cheap.
  • Tomato
    TomatoSeptember 13, 2011
    This is where the third generation of coffee started in Melbourne and where The Slayer espresso machine has pride of place. The food ain't bad either.
  • 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! :-)
  • Alastair W.
    Alastair WallAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best coffee's I've ever had. Great atmosphere. Best meal on our table was the burger.
  • Diana M.
    Diana M.November 10, 2011
    Try the Chai and my Mexican cousin. The French toast is great if you're in the mood for something really rich and sweet.
  • Shireen L.
    Shireen LauDecember 31, 2013
    Everything excellent - breakfast, coffee and service - all wonderful. Exceeded expectations - highly impressed.
  • 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.
  • Aisling S.
    Aisling SmithDecember 11, 2012
    Not a secret anymore - great coffee and amazing place for breakfast now open in north melbourne too!
  • 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
  • Eva S.
    Eva SchiaveAugust 13, 2014
    Ancient grain salad is awesome. Best berber spice I have had outside of NYC
  • Next_Studio
    Next_StudioJanuary 21, 2011
    The best coffee in Melbourne? It should be! Check out the ridiculously expensive and delightfully over-engineered "Slayer" espresso machine they brew it in.
  • Hamish S.
    Hamish ScattermishJanuary 1, 2012
    Try the juices! The red one with some carrot in it is yuuummmm. (and I'm not a fan of carrot)
  • Denis D.
    Denis DusterSeptember 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent coffee and good food, cool ambience
  • Nichola S.
    Nichola SpainJune 2, 2010
    Amazing coffee and food (even with tricky little names). Be prepared to wait for a table on the weekend. Go for a late lunch, less people :)
  • Josh W.
    Josh WaymanDecember 31, 2014
    They don't do siphon coffee anymore. Still fantastic coffee though. Great breakfast options.
  • 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.
  • Lynn W.
    Lynn WabbitFebruary 19, 2015
    Pepe's Fluffy Bits' real Buttermilk Pancakes served with Pepe Saya Creme Fraiche 😍
  • Peter R.
    Peter RNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Has become too big for its own boots. Staff are generally unfriendly these days and there's merch all over the place.
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