Good coffee is one of the essential items in any academic’s survival kit, and McIver’s in Vic Market serves up the best beans in town. As if that weren’t enough, Jill, Catherine and all their colleagues behind the hoppers, percolators, teapots and cosies are always up for a friendly chat. As I’ve made my delicate transition from university sessional to freely enterprising solo lecturer, their conversation, counsel and caffeine have never failed to lift my spirits when they were flagging.
I hereby declare McIver’s the official purveyors of coffee-drinkers’ requisites to The Melbourne Literature Seminars. Long may we both thrive.