mr tulk | melbourne cafe review

Three weeks ago today I was eating breakfast with 5 of my favourite people in a little cafe at the bottom of the majestic Victorian State Library in the state’s capital.

Victorian State Library

Mr Tulk cafe was recommended to us by the concierge at our hotel and we were happy to his advice.

coffee brilliance is made here
Mr Tulk interior
library archive art

This is a trendy little cafe; there are wooden tables with bench seats and large umbrellas outside, but it’s too cold so we sit indoors where there is a large communal table in the raised main dining area, surrounded by individual wooden tables and chairs.

the exterior (pic from

We ordered;

Mr Tulk front page menu

Coffee of course (and Jay & Ian finally got their breakfast Bloody Mary)!

coffee & bloody marys!

We ate;

Mandy had muesli with rhubarb compote
Jay, Janine, Ian & Nath had poached eggs with spinach and corned beef hash
I had avocado on toast with spinach and bacon

We finish with a winter walk in the sun around the library to view the statue of St George slaying the dragon.

St George slaying the dragon

Mr Tulk | State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
ph | 03 8660 5700
hours | Mon-Thu 7am-5pm; Fri 7am-8:45pm; Sat 9am-4pm

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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