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The Journal

The Journal The Journal, located in Melbourne's bustling Flinders Lane, is more than just a coffee shop or restaurant - it's a space where people come to create, read, discuss and unwind over delicious food and wine. Whether you're catching up with friends or looking for a quiet spot to work, the Journal welcomes you to come in and say hi next time you're in town.
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Heigh-ceilings, wide windows, and sun-drenched seats make the perfect arvo aperitif spot 🖤
20/05/2024

Heigh-ceilings, wide windows, and sun-drenched seats make the perfect arvo aperitif spot 🖤

Hot vs. Cold? 🧐
15/05/2024

Hot vs. Cold? 🧐

Check out Florence in her element! She’s always brewing up perfection and serving it with a smile 😊
13/05/2024

Check out Florence in her element! She’s always brewing up perfection and serving it with a smile 😊

Phwoaaaah 🤤  📸
12/05/2024

Phwoaaaah 🤤

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Introducing our wonderful manager, Siru! From crafting the perfect latte to serving customers with a smile, Siru makes s...
09/05/2024

Introducing our wonderful manager, Siru!

From crafting the perfect latte to serving customers with a smile, Siru makes sure every customer’s visit is memorable.

Stop by and say hello today 👋

The best spot 📚
06/05/2024

The best spot 📚

If you’re a fan of our spectacular venue like us, we’ve got good news! Our beautiful venue can be hired for functions, f...
03/05/2024

If you’re a fan of our spectacular venue like us, we’ve got good news!

Our beautiful venue can be hired for functions, from artist workshops and office events to drink & draw parties; email us more info!

💌 [email protected]

We now offer delicious catering services for offices 👀Say goodbye to bland lunches and hello to delicious sandwiches, pa...
02/05/2024

We now offer delicious catering services for offices 👀

Say goodbye to bland lunches and hello to delicious sandwiches, pastries, and freshly brewed coffee delivered right to your desk!

Stay focused on the presentation whilst we bring some zest to the client's lunch 🥪

More info: [email protected]

Aussie chocolate & coconut lamington 🤤And the best part? IT’S VEGAN!
29/04/2024

Aussie chocolate & coconut lamington 🤤

And the best part? IT’S VEGAN!

LEST WE FORGET JOURNAL OPEN FROM 7am to 1pm
24/04/2024

LEST WE FORGET

JOURNAL OPEN FROM 7am to 1pm

Today’s specials at Journal 📚
24/04/2024

Today’s specials at Journal 📚

We love bringing happiness to our customers! How’s your week going? If you want a caffeine pick-me-up, come through to F...
20/04/2024

We love bringing happiness to our customers!

How’s your week going? If you want a caffeine pick-me-up, come through to Flinder’s Lane ♡

Cooler days means three things:❶ Cozy afternoons❷ Reading good books ❸ Coffee at The Journal 📸 shayebytheshore
18/04/2024

Cooler days means three things:

❶ Cozy afternoons
❷ Reading good books
❸ Coffee at The Journal

📸 shayebytheshore

It’s all smiles at The Journal today! Where else would you want to be? 😍
16/04/2024

It’s all smiles at The Journal today! Where else would you want to be? 😍

The lunch of champions 🥇   Fancy something lighter this arvo? What about a delectable toastie? 🤤 Comeeee get it!        ...
15/04/2024

The lunch of champions 🥇

Fancy something lighter this arvo? What about a delectable toastie? 🤤

Comeeee get it!

We have been in business for 20 years! Happy Anniversary to us 🖤 Many thanks to our excellent staff, loyal customers, ne...
12/04/2024

We have been in business for 20 years! Happy Anniversary to us 🖤

Many thanks to our excellent staff, loyal customers, new customers, suppliers, & talented musicians - we couldn’t do it without you 🎉”

Melbourne! Don’t fret this winter, we’ve got the carbs to see you through 🫶📸
26/03/2024

Melbourne! Don’t fret this winter, we’ve got the carbs to see you through 🫶

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Is it a small or large coffee kind of morning? 🙃
21/03/2024

Is it a small or large coffee kind of morning? 🙃

21/03/2024

Canberra we comin !!! First show of the bonanza weekend

Johnny, the heart and soul behind Journal Cafe on Flinders Lane! 🌟 With his infectious smile and passion for serving up ...
21/03/2024

Johnny, the heart and soul behind Journal Cafe on Flinders Lane! 🌟 With his infectious smile and passion for serving up the best brews and bites in town, Johnny creates an atmosphere that feels like home away from home.

👋 Say hello | 📍 253 Flinders Lane

Love graces our cozy corners tonight. With a $26 antipasti board and a selection of delicious wines, we're thrilled to o...
19/03/2024

Love graces our cozy corners tonight. With a $26 antipasti board and a selection of delicious wines, we're thrilled to offer the perfect setting for your next date night.

Save this post & treat your special someone 🗓️

really captured the perfect reading moment in our cafe 👌Have you visited us lately? Swing by, grab a book from City Lib...
13/03/2024

really captured the perfect reading moment in our cafe 👌

Have you visited us lately? Swing by, grab a book from City Library, cozy up in a corner, and let us bring you a cup of Italian coffee ☕️

The wonderfully talented  never disappoints 🙌Massive thanks to  for perfectly capturing the moment 📸
12/03/2024

The wonderfully talented never disappoints 🙌

Massive thanks to for perfectly capturing the moment 📸

Calling all pasta lovers! Indulge in a taste of Italy with our mouthwatering Rigatoni all'amatriciana. Rigatoni pasta, c...
11/03/2024

Calling all pasta lovers! Indulge in a taste of Italy with our mouthwatering Rigatoni all'amatriciana. Rigatoni pasta, crispy pancetta, spicy sugo, garlic, tangy tomatoes, and a hint of chilli combine to create a symphony of flavours 🍝

Available on Thursday Aperitivo night.

09/03/2024
You are the reason what do we what do! Thank you to our wonderful customers 🖤
07/03/2024

You are the reason what do we what do! Thank you to our wonderful customers 🖤

Tonight, at Journal Café! Come show your support 🎻
07/03/2024

Tonight, at Journal Café! Come show your support 🎻

Pssst, new menu alert ‼️Craving something fresh, flavourful, and oh-so-satisfying? Dive into our delectable Tuna Nicoise...
05/03/2024

Pssst, new menu alert ‼️

Craving something fresh, flavourful, and oh-so-satisfying? Dive into our delectable Tuna Nicoise Salad! Packed with premium tuna, crisp veggies, hearty potatoes, and drizzled with a zesty dressing 🤤

Nestled amidst the bustling streets lies The Journal Cafe, your ultimate urban sanctuary. Escape the city rush and indul...
04/03/2024

Nestled amidst the bustling streets lies The Journal Cafe, your ultimate urban sanctuary. Escape the city rush and indulge in cozy corners, aromatic coffee, and a warm atmosphere.

253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000 📚

Cuca sardines paired with fennel & orange salad, served with sourdough bread. A dish as delicious as it looks 🤩         ...
02/03/2024

Cuca sardines paired with fennel & orange salad, served with sourdough bread. A dish as delicious as it looks 🤩

See you at Journal Cafe, where every moment is a story waiting to be written 📚
29/02/2024

See you at Journal Cafe, where every moment is a story waiting to be written 📚

A day worth celebrating! It’s  , come join us for a delicious marg 💚
22/02/2024

A day worth celebrating! It’s , come join us for a delicious marg 💚

22/02/2024
Drink coffee where the locals drink coffee.
21/02/2024

Drink coffee where the locals drink coffee.

Address

253-265 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC
3000

If you're coming from the north, take any of the trams that pass through Swanston Street and get off at Flinders Street Station. From there, walk towards Flinders Lane until you reach your destination.

If you're driving, head southbound on any major road towards Melbourne CBD. Parking options include street parking or paid parking in nearby car parks like Wilson Parking on Flinders Lane.

Alternatively, if you prefer train travel, take any train to Flinders Street Station and then follow the walking directions towards Flinders Lane.

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 3pm
Tuesday 7am - 3pm
Wednesday 7am - 3pm
Thursday 7am - 3pm
Friday 7am - 3pm
Saturday 8:30am - 3pm
Sunday 8:30am - 2pm

Telephone

+61396504399

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The Journal, located in the bustling Flinders Lane of Melbourne, is a coffee shop and restaurant that offers a diverse range of options for its customers. Being situated in the same building as the CAE and the City Library, The Journal attracts a wide range of people who come here to create, read, discuss, catch up or simply chill out over a glass of wine and some antipasto.

The coffee at The Journal is always top-notch and it's evident from their social media posts where they proudly announce that their coffee is pouring beautifully every morning. The cafe also serves great toasties which are highly recommended by their patrons.

The staff at The Journal are friendly and welcoming, making sure that all their customers feel comfortable and satisfied with their experience. They even took to social media to wish their valued customers a happy new year and thank them for all their support.

Overall, The Journal is an excellent spot for anyone looking for a cozy place to relax with great food and drinks while enjoying the bustling atmosphere of Flinders Lane. So next time you're in town, make sure to drop by The Journal and say hi!

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