We found a Melbourne cafe on surfer's paradise! Right on the beach on "Soul Boardwalk", ESPL Brewers is a classic.
They have blonde AND brown timber stools and trims with white tiled benches and walls. Their menu is simple, coffee and croissants, easily viewable on the wall.
With coffee roasted by Blackboards, you can be assured that you are supporting the local industry. The La Maazocco Linea machine is reliable and common in Melbourne, so you know you'll get better coffee than the coffee club or Gloria geans ect ect...
Our Melbourne sophisticated finely tuned coffee taste buds were happy :)