Here are our 2014 picks for the best gay friendly coffee and cocktails in Melbourne. If you are looking for great places to enjoy yourself and feel welcome, these are the places to try.

Mocha Jo’s

87 Kingsway, Glen Waverley

Ph: (03) 9560 8444

www.mochajos.com.au

Mocha Jo’s is a Glen Waverley institution, offering locals and visitors alike much-needed respite with great food and coffee. With extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, the cafe’s versatile offerings cater to everyone. Of course, one of the main reasons to go to Mocha Jo’s is the coffee, and the place has been proudly keeping the area caffeinated for 14 years. The cafe prides itself on excellent customer service, and provides a family-friendly atmosphere that’s welcoming to newcomers and keeps the regulars coming back for more.

Seddon Deadly Sins

148 Victoria St, Seddon

Ph: (03) 9689 3092

seddondeadlysins.com.au

Self-described as “Seddon’s best-kept secret”, this little cafe has been a favourite of Melbourne’s inner-west LGBTI communities for a while now. Known for its mouth-watering menu of decadent sweets and savouries, Seddon Deadly Sins earns its name. A proud supporter of the LGBTI community in Melbourne, the cafe has built its own community up around the simple love of good food and good coffee. If you’re at all on the fence about heading to Seddon to check the place out, head to their Facebook page and have your resolve worn down by photo after photo of amazing food.

Proud Mary

172 Oxford St, Collingwood

(03) 9417 5930

www.proudmarycoffee.com.au

Peel Hotel

113 Wellington St, Collingwood

(03) 9419 4762

www.thepeel.com.au

The Everleigh Melbourne

156/150 Gertrude St, Melbourne

(03) 9416 2229

www.theeverleigh.com

(Photo credit: Ann-Marie Calilhanna; Star Observer)

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