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We stock a curated range of books and retail products designed to assist you in the quest for a more fulfilled life. These include thoughtfully designed School of Life retail products, notebooks, pencils and conversation cards. We also stock a range of books published by The School of Life, alongside many other works of literature and non-fiction.

Conversation Café

Our conversation café has been purposefully designed to facilitate meaningful conversations. We encourage our guests to explore deeper conversations by serving amazing coffee alongside small conversation cards, asking questions like "does the price of art ever reflect how good it is?" and "In what ways are you a difficult person to work with?"

By partnering with some of Melbourne's best producers and suppliers we have curated a select range of food and drink options to enjoy whilst pondering some of life's bigger questions. 

We look forward to welcoming you to The School of Life.


Something Small

Plain croissant ------------------------------- 4.5

Rustica organic sourdough / fruit loaf ----- 6
With your choice of condiment

Breakfast Brioche Bun ------------------------ 9
Free range egg, bacon, cheese, homemade aioli and rocket in a bioche bun.

Coconut Chai Bircher------------------------- 9.5 / 10 / 10.5

Maymama Muesli----------------------------- 12.5 / 13 / 13.5
Served with vanilla or soy vanilla yoghurt and topped with fresh fruit and organic Vermont maple syrup.

Something Bigger

Rustica Homemade Sandwiches ------------ 10.5 / 11.5

See daily specials board

Something Sweet

Banana loaf ---------------------------------- 4.5

Nutrition Darling superfood slices (vegan)-- 5.25
Bananarama / Raspberry Beret / Nutbush / Purple Haze

Filled croissant ------------------------------- 6

Caramel and hazelnut / rose, lychee and raspberry / almond croissant.

Rustica danish ------------------------------- 6

Donuts / Cronuts ---------------------------- 5 / 7


As a certified B Corporation and cultural enterprise, we work with value-aligned businesses that are having a positive impact on the world.

Coffee from Allpress Espresso

Tea from ZEETea

Juices & Organic Soft Drinks from Parkers Organic

Sandwiches from Rustica Sourdough

Chutneys from Eat Me

Vegan Slices from Nutrition Darling



contacT US

The School of Life Melbourne
669 Bourke St
Melbourne, VIC. 3000

+61 (03) 9077 8724


Monday to Friday - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday - Closed

Check the Calendar for class schedule