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Best Known For

Barrel of Monkeys blend coffee

About The Jolly Controller

Before you hop on board the train at Darling Station, be sure to grab a coffee at The Jolly Controller. Perched on platform one, the hole-in-the-wall café offers its signature Barrel of Monkeys blend coffee made with Fayale Coffee Roasters beans to the residents of Malvern East each morning. Grown in Central and South America, the beans’ vanilla, caramel and walnut tones are warm and inviting, as are Jolly Controller’s team who ensure that customers get their much needed brew or specialty dark hot chocolate before their train arrives. If you’re a bit peckish, The Jolly Controller offers a delectable range of freshly baked goods such as lemon slices and organic white chocolate and butterscotch cookies, perfect to eat on the go or in the office.

Location & Map

2 Clynden Ave, Malvern East 3145 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

6:30 - 12:30pm Monday to Friday

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Member Reviews (4)


The Jolly Controller at Darling station is a rare find, combinging old school customer service standards with hipster quality coffee!


Coffee worth travelling a post-code or two for! It's a magical little window tucked away behind a train station wall (platform1) but once you find it you will detour often for a brew From Adrian.


It's about the coffee. Outstanding coffee. The quality doesn't vary. It's as good as it gets. Each cup gets equal attention from the talented and friendly barrista.


The best coffee in Melbourne and, according to my 3 year old, the best babycino too!