Batch Espresso

Cafe in St Kilda, Elwood & Elsternwick

Like a pair of well-worn slippers, Batch feels snug and familiar. Upcycled artworks by Melbourne-based artists Joost Bakker and Peter James Smith share the limelight with trinkets from loyal regulars, many of whom keep coming back for the cafe's dark-roasted coffee, kedgeree (an Indian dish with house-smoked fish, coriander and egg) and potato-and-spinach hash. Good luck getting a seat on weekends.