When it comes to specialty coffee ST. ALi was one of the first, one of the pioneers; the ones who defined specialty coffee in Melbourne; and the ones who continue to push boundaries forward. Since inception in 2005, ST. ALi has been an industry leader in direct relationships with farmers, in-house roasting, expert coffee brewing, with a best-in-category food offering.
While our spiritual home will forever be our laneway roots in South Melbourne, we've spread our wings pretty far since '05. We're the chosen coffee partner for events big and small, creative collaborators and partners for local and international businesses like Mercedes, Mr Black, Archie Rose and Koko Black to name a few.
You'll find ST. ALi coffee in cafes and restaurants all across the country, at Melbourne International Airport and if you're heading to Indonesia, drop into our sister location in Jakarta for a ST. ALi experience with an Indonesian twist. Stay tuned for more great ST. ALi coffee in more locations in Melbourne and beyond.
Crew-owned, ST. ALi is a stand-alone brand, unique, focused—and hard to replicate.
Powered by a group of passionate people who want to see delicious coffee in everyone’s cup.
ST. ALi derives its name from Ali ibn Umar al-Shadhili, a fourteenth-century Sufi cleric from the mystical Sufism branch of Islam. Al-Shadhili spent time in the court of the sultanate in Southern Ethiopia, where he learned of a strange berry that promoted wakefulness, which he took back with him to Yemen. As Yemen is generally recognised to have introduced coffee to the rest of the world, he is now considered to be the patron saint of coffee.