124 Gardenvale Road, Gardenvale, Melbourne
03 9596 4186
Best coffee in Melbourne? Quite possibly. Queues of locals line up for their daily caffeine hit and they want the good stuff. I discovered Omar’s earlier this year when after not drinking coffee my entire life I wanted to try something amazing, and the coffee here definitely converted me. Andy Gelman is the barista and one of the owners at Omar’s and he is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to deciphering what coffee would suit you best. I can’t resist driving past each Saturday morning and treating myself to one of their creamy lattes or mocha’s, but the black coffee is where you get the full whack of flavour.
Not letting the food take centre stage, Omar’s serves breakfast and lunch – but funnily enough no eggs. Recently for breakfast I sampled the braised beans with avocado, labneh (similar to a soft cheese but yoghurt-based), and sourdough. This also came with a wedge of lemon and the citrus kick made this dish work perfectly. I am quite pleased to see that Omar’s doesn’t fall short of serving good food alongside their great coffee, because it’s clear to see that’s where the focus is.
Expect to wait a while for your coffee and you might also have a bit of a wait if you’d like to enjoy a meal, things can get a little chaotic on the weekends, but really the coffee is that good.