The sound of a moving tram. The smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. These are some of the familiar and signature moments that come with living in Melbourne. And one spot on La Trobe Street has created possibly the most Melbourne café yet. Hop aboard the Tram Café in the William Angliss Institute courtyard, and sip on your morning brew in a refurbished heritage tram. This nostalgic café is open from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 3pm.
Tram Café at William Angliss Institute
This exciting space is a retired W5 tram, which was built in the late 1930s, and features an iconic green and gold design. Located on the campus courtyard, the tram is nestled parallel to the City Circle tram route. It acts as a training space for students to gain hospitality experience.
Hop on board and ding the bell, then order a coffee from just $3.50. You can also try baked goods created by Angliss students.
The inside of the tram was carefully restored by Bendigo’s Heritage Rail Workshop. You’ll find coffee machines and a retail area on one side, as well as booth-style seats on the other. There’s also an old conductors’ uniform, donated by Melbourne Tram Museum. Outside, you’ll find a terrace, offering plenty of seats under large umbrellas.