Top 5 Chai Lattes in Melbourne


We all know Melbourne is the city to drink coffee in. But some of us, and please don’t hate me know, don’t like it. It’s as simple as that. What’s out there for us?

The obvious answer is tea. Well tea is good enough – some days. But I often find myself looking longingly at my friends latte. I also want something like that. And in comes the Chai Lattes. It’s tea with a twist! A frothy, absolutely delicious twist.

There are differences between chai lattes though. I’m here to share the top 5 chai lattes I’ve had in Melbourne. So far.


Beaver’s Tail Social Club

This Klaus and Fritz favourite offers more than great baked beans. Their chai latte comes in a cute little jug and has the perfect amount of sweetness to it. It’s rich without being overpowering. And did I mention it came in a cute jug? Oh I did. Well it was really cute I suppose.

Check out what we wrote after we visited the place

160 Barkly St, Kilda 3182


St. ALi South

This classy joint sure knows how to present their chai lattes. Quite a few places around town do serve their chai lattes this way, but this is by far the prettiest + easiest to pour. And I sure do appreciate the pouring capabilities, I’ve learnt that the hard way…

Check out what we wrote after we visited the place

12-18 Yarra Pl  South Melbourne 3205



This Prahran gem offers a large, creamy chai latte. It has a softness to both the texture and the taste. It’s also by far the biggest chai latte I’ve come across. And you can’t really have too much of chai latte goodness, can you?

While you’re there, do try their smashed avo on toast – it’s simply delicious.

11 Izett St, Prahran 3181


1000 ₤ Bend

This is where I head when I want a great chai latte and enough space to hang around for a while. The chai latte at 1000 ₤ Bend comes, the same way as it does at St. ALi South or Beaver’s Tail, in a jug of its own. It might be harder to pour, but I don’t care, because it’s a bloody great chai. It’s so good I once ordered a new one as soon as I finished the first. Needless to say I was quite full afterwards, but it was so worth it. So, so worth it.

Check out what we wrote after we visited the place

361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000
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Dukes Coffee

You’d think a place that’s renowned for its coffee would have so-so chai lattes. Quite the opposite, it turns out. You know the saying ‘great things comes in small packages’ is totally true in this case. Because the latte isn’t particularly big, but what it lacks in size it makes up with its perfectly balanced taste, somewhere between spicy and sweet, frothy and lean. Pure joy, chai latte style.

247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Thirsty yet? I might just have to make my way into the city for one frothy cuppa this afternoon..

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