We are spoiled for choice when it comes to the best cafes in Melbourne. It still amazes when I come across a spot that boasts the best coffee, the best atmosphere, and the best menu. It may often be populated by bespeckled, part-time bloggers and the like, but Proud Mary, in Collingwood has it all going on without any of its neighbourhood hipster pretention. Did I mention the one of a kind custom-made Synesso coffee machine? Try their summer bircher muesli topped with fresh mango, tangy green apple and crushed nuts. It really is THE BEST.