Opening Hours:
Sun – Sat: 7am – 4pm
Note: Temporary set up

Coffee: Seven Seeds

One of our good friends at Zilla & Brook, told us of a fantastic little story about the Docklands. When she is not promoting the hottest restaurants and events around Melbourne, she pursues her own creative interests. On one occasion, she and a few friends produced a small production on how they would promote the Docklands. They choose to feature the cow suspended in a tree and raced around to film people’s thoughts & reactions. Some loved the cow, while others were totally bemused and overwhelm with the question ‘why?’.

The suspended cow is misunderstood, just like the Docklands. Being the last of Melbourne’s inner city spaces, it was envisaged as the next Southbank with its waterfront views. Sadly, it still has a long way to go before achieving this, but recently opened venues have started to draw the crowd south.

From time to time there are glimmers of hope; the latest coming in the form of a pop up coffee shop, Hortus x Seven Seeds. Conveniently located on the Harbour Esplanade – within viewing distance of the suspended cow – this coffee and small bite destination is an architectural masterpiece.

The modern greenhouse (design in collaboration of Folk ArchitectsUtopian SlumpsLauren Berkowitz), the venue is aesthetically pleasing from all angles; with a tent exterior offering a rugged outback look. The pop up project is called Hortus (Latin for garden) and it’s hard not to miss the beautiful garden table when consuming a freshly brewed Seven Seeds coffee.

Coffees are priced at $3.70 and with several sweet delights and sandwiches on offer  (ranging from $4 to $12). Mr LB had the house blend in a long black and found that it had a noticeable and delightful crisp taste. Whilst the head of his coffee was distorted, hints of berry could be tasted. Complementing his long black was a raspberry filled donut – similar to those found at Movida Bakery – which was soft and doughy inside with a crispy exterior – the perfect afternoon sweet.

Hortus x Seven Seeds will be operating for over the year with the aim of making a positive and greener impression on the Docklands.

Final Thought: “Quality coffee can be found in the Dockland”


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