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Vacation Brand Story

Diedrich IR12 Vacation Coffee

Vacation Coffee

At Vacation we focus on only the highest quality specialty coffee, roasted here in Melbourne.

With a love for naturally processed coffees, we use our years of knowledge and expertise to bring the best out of each roast.

Our cafes are a space for both coffee lovers and non-coffee lovers alike, to sit back, relax and take a vacation.

Our Story

Vacation started in 2016, then an unnamed roastery supplying coffee to some of the top cafes around Melbourne, and operating out of a communal roasting space in Cremorne.

Founders Jimmy, Matt and Kael, each well-established within the specialty coffee and hospitality world, sought out a venue for the first brick-and-mortar Vacation cafe.

A year later, in 2017, they found what they were looking for. At the base of a historical building overlooking Flinders St, a former Chinese restaurant would be transformed into a 10-seater espresso bar.

With bursts of pastel green and pink, Vacation CBD’s retro-modern design evokes a sense of poolside leisure, and a great escape amongst the corporate backdrop of the city. The cafe’s 8 Metre high ceilings and expansive windows give impressive views over the MCG and Birrarung Marr.

In 2021 Vacation Cremorne opened it’s doors. A more intimate space, Vacation Cremorne is a beautifully styled espresso bar tucked away off Chruch St. Concrete slab and natural woods frame a more contemplative coffee experience, away from the buzz and bustle of the CBD.

The same year, Vacation moved house. Now roasting out of a dedicated space in Brunswick, equipped with a Diedrich IR12 roaster. The roasting team is now afforded greater space and flexibility to tweak roasts and to taste and cup coffees, ensuring a high level of quality control and consistency.