On Chapel Street, directly across the road from Topshop sits Lucky Penny. And it truly is a gem compared to all the other run of the mill tacky cafes in the area.
Yes it does have the typical blonde timber and Edison light bulbs, but they had that since they opened a few years ago. The staff are all friendly and willing to have a chat. But most importantly they know their produce, they know the flavour notes in their coffees and they know why certain things are good for you (or not)!
Although they're not a specifically health food store, they do have an array of delicious salads featuring quinoa and kale ect.. But they also make perfectly chocolatey iced chocolates and have the best home made jams.
There is something for everyone here, and it looks great on insta too!
But for me I will always have their smashed avocado (the best in the whole of Melbourne!) or eggs Benedict with either an iced chocolate or a long black on ice.
No matter what you try here, you're bound to get lucky ;)
Definitely stop by for a coffee break after a day of shopping, or fun weekend brunches with the ladies (or gents!). It's a crowd pleaser.