This early morning view up Bourke Street, with its shuttered shops, is taken from Elizabeth Street, with the original General Post Office on the left. On the right is a coffee stall complete with cups and saucers, with a milk van beside it making a delivery. Coffee stalls were a popular part of Melbourne nightlife. They operated from 8 pm to 8 am until October 1874, when the mayor closed them from midnight to 4 am, as they were considered to be meeting places for criminals. For 6d, customers received a cup of coffee, saveloy, potato and buttered bread roll. Another coffee stall can be seen further up Bourke Street, on the corner of Swanston Street.
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Digital ID A2825110