I just booked two nights at the Langham for our visit to Melbourne during next year's Australian Open. (The room is only $6 more than one at the Travelodge, so why not?). I booked "room only" as the hotel breakfast is quite expensive and we are light eaters at breakfast. Just coffee or tea and a croissant or granola/ yogurt is fine. Are there small local cafés in the area where we could find that? Not a chain---we don't set foot in Starbucks even at home in Seattle, and would never visit one abroad either.
I have read that Melbourne is very proud of its coffee. My husband is looking forward to trying some. Thanks for your help.