BROTHER BABA BUDAN
359 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
Named after the legendary merchant Baba Budan who smuggled seven coffee seeds out of Yemen, a rebilous sprirt lives in this shop too. Opened circa 2003, BBB has a small number of seats, not including those on the ceiling and a loyal following of Melbournians and out of towners. It was Mark & Bridget's first venture into the city, with Seven Seeds opening a few years later, Brother has become a destination for wanting a flavour of Melbourne coffee.
Mon - Thu 7am-5pm
Fri - Sat 7am-7pm
From 10th Dec BBB will have extended trading hours Thurs - Sun to 6pm. Brother will be closed on Christmas Day & News Years Day.
Brother serves Seven Seeds Espresso Blend for milk based coffees, plus single origins for espresso & batch brew filters. There's also plenty of coffee to take home - 250g, 1kg bags, as well brew gear, chai, chocolate & Seven Seeds merch. You can also find baked treats, pastries & granola for breakfast.
UP FOR A CHAT
Sammy runs the show at Brother Baba Budan. A Seven Seeds resident legend, he's been with the team in a few roles, and is charming the pants off customers while keeping the baristas in tune.