Dead Man Espresso in South Melbourne – these shots kindly supplied by Brad Dunn

Top image – Volker Haug lights (photo by me), bottom image – Dead Man proprietor and coffee afficionado Luke Mutton (photo by Brad Dunn)

Dead Man Espresso is South Melbourne’s newest coffee haunt, and I must say it is rather fabulous. I LOVE the architecture of the building – those sleek timber screens and louvered shutters are so beautiful :) (The building was designed and built by Momentum Builders whose offices are on the second floor).

Dead Man proprietors Luke Mutton and partner Kylie Mackinilay used to work at nearby St Ali before going out on their own, and are still great mates with Melbourne’s coffee king Mark Dundon (now of Seven Seeds and Brother Baba Budan). Dead Man also serves Seven Seeds coffee (of course!)

One other little detail to point out is Dead Man’s stellar logo - understated yet edgy, it is, unsurprisingly, the work of Sydney graphic superstars We Buy Your Kids! NICE work.

Dead Man Espresso identity by WBKY - awesomeness.

Anyway, you should totally pop in for a coffee next time you’re in South Melbourne. But don’t take my word for it – take Matt Preston‘s!

LOVE the screening on the facade of the building and those louvered shutters on a pulley-system!? Fabulous.

Dead Man Espresso bike rack. Very NYC :)