Coffee Stop of the Year 2014 Finalist: Cog Bike Cafe

Set on a bike trail this Victorian cafe fuels riders with caffeine while servicing their bikes

Part bike repair shop, part coffee stop, Warburton’s Cog Bike Cafe is a cyclist rescue point. ‘Before we set up shop here there wasn’t a personal bike shop around,’ says owner Doug Greenall. ‘We’re right on the 40km rail trail, so it was surprising nobody was servicing bikes. We’re a bread-and-butter kind of shop. Locals man the floors, our menu is all organic, as is our coffee, which is from a local town, Lilydale. We’re all about sustainability and being conscious of the environment,’ says Doug. Set in the country, just an hours drive from Melbourne CBD, Cog Bike is surrounded by some thigh-punishing hills – so you’ll have to work to get there.

What its customers say…

‘The original bike cafe – great trailside location, attention to detail with coffee, great menu, atmospheric’ – Damian Auton

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