“Melbourne is a city obsessed with making, drinking and talking about new ways to consume coffee, but Patricia brings things back to where they all started. Modelled on a traditional Italian espresso bar, the new ‘standing room only’ café serves its beans in three ways: black, white or filter – all to go. Its coffee comes in ‘one size fits all’ cups, accompanied by a refreshing shot of soda water (tapped from the in-house fountain). From concept to design, Patricia is laced with old world charm. Its sturdy marble counter, hand-worked brass detail and ceramic glazed tiles are time-honoured without ever looking ‘dated’.”