The Little Mule – Cafe & Cycles

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Walking in here you wouldn’t think it’s a bike store, not in a long shot. Down a CBD alleyway you’ll find this cute spot, that hosts not just bikes, but a cafe. This is why I stopped here, looking for an afternoon chai latte. Sure, I noticed the bikes that were hanging on the walls, but were quite certain that was just part of the interior and the ambience they wanted to project.

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Photo Credit: The Little Mule

Turns out, I was dead wrong. In the back they run a custom bike shop, producing a variety of unique fixed gear and single speed bikes. Even me, who rides, but just for faster commuting, got stuck going through their designs and started dreaming about a custom bike. Every single one they do is awesome in a different way, and way drool-worthy. Have a look-see at their blog for more custom bike goodness.

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Enough about the bikes for now (although yes, I might just add that blog feed in my RSS reader…) and onto the cafe. After all, it was there I went, completely oblivious to the fact that I was next to a bike shop.

With its white painted brick walls, naked light bulbs and scaled down interior, it’s got that vibe of artsy and chic, without being overpowering. You know what I mean? Pretty and all but still very cosy and inviting. It’s not a big place, but they’ve managed to squeeze in a fair amount of seating, with little sideboards neatly cluttered with vintage items. It really feels like a place where they care about the details.

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This time I only enjoyed a good chai latte, which was served beautifully on a paddle (duh, you’ve seen the picture above already). Unfortunately there was no time to try the food this time, but I can’t wait to taste some of the freshly made seasonal food the kitchen produces next time. It all looked incredibly yummy…


The Little Mule Co
19 Somerset Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9670 4904
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Opening hours
Mon – Fri / 7.30am – 3pm (Kitchen closing at 2.30pm most days)
Sat / 9.30am – 3pm
Sun / Closed


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