1/135 Fitzroy Street Grand Boulevard, St Kilda, VIC 3182

Coffee. Because Writing is Hard Work

Our Story

The Alex Café has a low-key private art aesthetic. Lit by natural and ambient lighting, so comforting in this harsh world the cafe feels like a hidden basement speakeasy. The Alex Cafe’s decor, however, is unlike anything you would see in an antique cafe. The walls of the cafe reflect the cafes modern take on the 1920’s private nature of a bar where access is only by invitation when you know the hidden symbol, and enjoyment was prohibition’s worst-kept secret.

Admission to The Alex Café is through your creative imagination only making access to the establishment elite to those in the know…

Bookings by appointment only

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday Closed

The Alex Cafe

Constructed in a space between fiction and nonfiction as part of the Alex Theatre project and to build energy to the creative nature of the community that lives within the arts.

 An exclusive lounge for those who love the art of reading and writing, and when that moment is just right sharing their dreams with others over a vessel containing the elixir of life.

Supporting story tellers and those who enjoy…

To say any more would give away the secret!

Let's Start

Get Your Drink

Café Latte

The Performers Epicure.
A tall, mild 'milk coffee' (about 150-300 ml). An espresso with steamed milk and only a little milk foam poured over it. Serve in a spider latte glass.
Flavoured syrup can be added.



La Dances New Stork.
A coffee drink consisting of espresso and a milk foam mixture (drink size about 160–240 ml).

Served in a 1920's cappuccino flask.


Caffè Americano

Comedy Kean's.
Espresso with added hot water (100–150 ml). Served in a cappuccino cup. (The espresso is added into the hot water rather than all the water being flowed through the coffee that would lead to over extraction.)



The Techs Entre Nous.
A short, strong drink (about 30 ml) served in an Egyptian clay espresso pottery vase decorated with blue and gold leaf.
The life blood of the back of house.


Long Black

The Cotton Clubs Manager.
Double portion of espresso extracted over flowing water in a Greek basin served in a Spanish espresso cup.
Warning, you will not sleep for 24 hours after consuming


Latte Macchiato

The 112 writer.
Like a traditional caffè latte, but with a thicker layer of foam. Made by pouring an espresso last into the milk (drink size about 300 ml). Served in 1800 Czech blown latte glass.



53 East 51 stage block.
Espresso poured on a vanilla ice cream. Served to the 75 mark in a cappuccino cup.


Irish Coffee

5877 Theatre Owner
Classic coffee cocktail where the true water of life Irish whiskey is mixed with filter coffee and topped with thin layer of gently whipped cream and served in a traditional crystal rocks glass.



The act reconstructed tree club.
An Extracted 34g shot of freshly roasted Polish bean grind to a 0.034 gain. Poured over a chilled spoon into a 80% filled tempered glass, with gently added fresh cream over the top of the shot and dusted with cocoa.


We do not support the use of soy milk, so please don’t ask for it.

We would ask that you look in to the soybeans industry and its impact on your health and the environment.  

We don’t use it because we don’t feel its right to milk a soybean!