Brother Baba Budan

Specialty coffee shop serving pastries in a compact space with chairs hanging from the ceiling.

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Brother Baba Budan - Coffee shop in Melbourne, Australia

$ Quirky coffee shop serving light bites

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๐Ÿ† Trophies

This place has been awarded with 2 trophies in the following categories:

โ„– 28 Most Reviewed Restaurant in Melbourne
โ„– 3 Most Reviewed Coffee Shop in Melbourne


359 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Rating on Google Maps

4.60 (2031 reviews)

Historical data

Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 8AM to 3PM
  • Wednesday: 8AM to 3PM
  • Thursday: 8AM to 3PM
  • Friday: 8AM to 3PM
  • Saturday: 9AM to 4PM
  • Sunday: 9AM to 4PM
  • Monday: 8AM to 3PM


  • 5Ken N. 1 year ago
    Love the coffee

  • 5Raed s. 11 months ago
    Best cup in Melbourne ever

  • 5L. S. 11 months ago
    TOP โ‘  in Melbourne Coffee lovers need to visit this small busy magnificent coffee shop??

  • 5Spyros T. 1 year ago
    I had one the the best cappuccinos at this place. Small with only few seats available but can always have it as take away. Nice ambience and special interior with the chairs hanging from the ceiling. Also the people running the cafรฉ were extremely friendly and happy to share their knowledge. You can also purchase coffee products and beans for home.

  • 5Kevin Joe D. 1 year ago
    did you see their review on google? do i need to say more? *rolls eyes*

  • 5่. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Good taste, high quality, good atmosphere, add energy before going to work (Original) ๅฅฝๅ–ๅ“่ณช้ซ˜ ๆฐฃๆฐ›ไฝณ ไธŠ็ญๅ‰่ฃœๅ……่ƒฝ้‡

  • 5A. 1 year ago
    I was introduced to the 'melbourbe magic' here. Absolutely amazing coffee.

  • 5Stephanie C. 1 year ago
    Amazing coffee and unique vibe! Cappuccino is a must try! The cafe is actually smaller than we thought with only limited seats so we ended up taking away our coffees. Staff were friendly and helpful. I'll definitely be back!

  • 5Niraj D. 1 year ago
    The Nutella croissant is heavenly! Great with their coffee!

  • 5Cindy W. 1 year ago
    Best coffee in sydney

  • 5Sharon T. 11 months ago
    Best coffee I have tasted

  • 5Daniel C. 1 year ago
    Of course one of the best coffee at melbourne, ps: i'll be back

  • 5Yan-Kim T. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Coffee on top, pastries on top, team on top, warm atmosphere! I recommend (Original) Cafรฉ au top, viennoiseries au top, รฉquipe au top, ambiance chaleureuse ! Je recommande

  • 5R. 1 year ago
    The best coffee I've had in years

  • 5Thaya Than T. 1 year ago

  • 5Jake O. 1 year ago
    Just the asthetic alone makes the coffee taste amazing! Gorgeous little laneway nearby. This place is always bustling

  • 5Ty G. 1 year ago
    Such an amazing place this. A tiny cafe that runs like a very well oiled machine. Great vibe and very friendly staff. Expect the queue to be out the door, but it doesn't take long to be up the front ordering your cup of goodness. Walked 2 kms to go here and would walk that again and again. It is a must visit!

  • 5Kathrin A. 1 year ago
    Best coffee in Mel!

  • 5Alex C. 1 year ago
    Too good!

  • 5ANURAG K. 1 year ago
    Great place for coffee. Small but good vibe. Staff is happy to serve you. I could not locate it's hoarding outside shop, so look for a dark themed shop on the road.

  • 5Sally F. 9 months ago
    Love their coffee - always on point.

  • 5Ben G. 1 year ago
    Baba Budan is the person who smuggled out coffee from Arabia and made it famous, as goes the history. Anyways this store lies up to the weight that carrying such a name has.

  • 5Clyde A. 1 year ago
    Favourite cafe so far, some great drinks with sick music (80s J Pop when I went) in the background. Good vibes.

  • 5Leung J. 1 year ago
    Ordered a flat white and a cinnamon pastry. My friend had a chocolate and a choco danish. Both food and drink were nice. The staffs were friendly and helpful. Awesome experience.

  • 5sarah a. 10 months ago
    great coffee. great service!

  • 5Michael V. 10 months ago
    Pretty sure the best coffee lives here.

  • 5Ethan K. 8 months ago
    One of the best cups of coffee in Melbourne! Doesnโ€™t disappoint! Get a magic :-)

  • 5Jeffrie T. 9 months ago
    Why Melbourne is the Cafe Capital of the World. Not cheap but all quality and ambiance. Such a "super mini" space in the middle of the CBD, you can easily missed it. Location wise is not even a prominent foodie street (before these cafes turned up) and they managed to turn this "super mini" space into a non-stop coffee-hole, nearly; producing so much goodness on a daily basis, a quick escape and a cheap joy from the hustle and bustle of the City. Always a pleasant service, indy looking team member; lots of tattoos and beards here, it doesn't make a better Barista, just trendy. Always a challenge to find a seat and it's not because they are all hanging in the Ceiling either; expect to share table or go solo. This place is just like a beehive; Busy, Electric, Buzzing, Vibrant and just full of life, not too many small spaces in Melbourne can produced so much excitement, well done!

  • 5irene p. 9 months ago
    (Translated by Google) In Melbourne, the city of coffee, I went to the idea that I had to come and drink flat white and long black. The feeling of flat white for the first time in my life was actually disappointing with the sweet taste compared to sweet coffees like macchiato or vanilla latte, but when I return to Korea, I sometimes wander along flat white with the taste that I sometimes remember. .. Flat whites tend to be seen even in cafes these days, but it's a place I often remember. (Original) ์ปคํ”ผ์˜ ๋„์‹œ๋ผ๊ณ  ๋ถˆ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ฉœ๋ฒˆ์—์„œ ํ”Œ๋žซํ™”์ดํŠธ์™€ ๋กฑ๋ธ”๋ž™์„ ๋งˆ์‹œ๊ณ  ์˜ค์ง€ ์•Š์œผ๋ฉด ์•ˆ๋œ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ์— ๊ฐ”๋˜ ๊ณณ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ธ์ƒ ์ฒซ ํ”Œ๋žซํ™”์ดํŠธ์˜ ๋Š๋‚Œ์€ ๋ณธ๋ž˜ ์ฆ๊ฒจ๋จน๋˜ ๋งˆ๋ผ์•„ํ† ๋‚˜ ๋ฐ”๋‹๋ผ๋ผ๋–ผ๊ฐ™์€ ๋‹จ ์ปคํ”ผ๋“ค๊ณผ ๋น„๊ตํ–ˆ์„ ๋•Œ ๋ฐ์ˆญ๋งน์ˆญํ•œ ๋ง›์— ์‚ฌ์‹ค ์‹ค๋ง์ด์—ˆ์œผ๋‚˜, ํ•œ๊ตญ์— ๋Œ์•„์™€์„œ๋„ ๊ฐ€๋” ์ƒ๊ฐ๋‚˜๋Š” ๊ทธ ๋ง›์— ํ”Œ๋žซํ™”์ดํŠธ๋ฅผ ๋”ฐ๋ผ ์–ด์Šฌ๋ ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๊ฒŒ๋˜๋„ค์š”... ์š”์ฆ˜ ์นดํŽ˜๋“ค์—๋„ ํ”Œ๋žซํ™”์ดํŠธ๊ฐ€ ์ ์ž–์ด ๋ณด์ด๋Š” ์ถ”์„ธ๊ธด ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค๋งŒ ์ข…์ข… ์ƒ๊ฐ๋‚˜๋Š” ๊ณณ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

  • 5Sumedh S. 10 months ago
    10/10 coffee!

  • 5Casandra R. 10 months ago
    Great atmosphere

  • 5Ray H. 10 months ago
    I love everything in this cafe! Maybe they donโ€™t have enough seats and space, but their coffee and desserts are absolutely amazing. The peanut butter cookies is a must try! Itโ€™s so chewy and delicious, especially with coffee. And the service was really nice, I found the dessert to be appealing and sweet but one of the staff recommended the peanut butter cookie to me and it was really good.

  • 5Matt S. 10 months ago
    The table and chairs are on the roof, who do you think I am?! Spider-man haha?

  • 5Robert P. 11 months ago
    Great coffee, friendly service ?

  • 4Rizz F. 1 year ago
    Coffee was decent, staff were really friendly, cinnamon scroll was how love feels, but on your tongue.

  • 4Alexei K. 1 year ago
    I went there because this place was mentioned as one of the best coffee spots in Melbourne. I did enjoy a good cup of coffee, and a nice atmosphere. Altough, the place is packed and a bit small. I wouldn't say the best cup of coffee out there. Worth trying if you are nearby and looking for coffee, not worth getting out of your way to drink a cup here.

  • 4K P. 9 months ago
    On a stronger side, a bit bitter

  • 4Audrey L. 1 year ago
    Hidden in plain sight. Coffee spot visited by tourists and locals. Lovely coffee and interesting decor of hanging chairs from the ceiling.

  • 4Liisa Grace B. 1 year ago
    Four stars for the coffee and cool creation of hanging chairs from the ceiling however itโ€™s super busy- we had to wait outside for awhile as the place is small and queue was long. In my opinion it wasnโ€™t worth the wait as there wasnโ€™t anywhere to sit. Iโ€™d much rather go to a cafe where I can sit down and enjoy my coffee. I found the coffee reviews to be a bit overrated too as it wasnโ€™t the best coffee Iโ€™ve had. Yes it was good but I wouldnโ€™t say โ€œamazingโ€. Maybe perfect for someone who is wanting to purchase a good coffee on the go.

  • 3Angie K. 11 months ago
    Cozy vibes

  • 3jamie w. 10 months ago
    I can send you photos about the worst latte i had in CBD coffee shops, disappointment, its watery and no taste.

  • 2A G. 1 year ago
    I decided to try this place out because I heard so many praises. I have been twice and I cant say I'm impressed at all. First of all they charged me two different prices for the exact same thing on two different days. Second, the coffee was not smooth at all. It was grainy. Staff are quite slow and had to wait over 15 minutes eventhough they weren't that busy.

  • 1Tracy S. 1 year ago
    Look at what we got

  • 1Ramya M. 1 year ago
    Not even half as good as the amazing coffee shops on High St in Preston! Such a let down.

Last updated: 2020-08-25