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Convent Bakery

Bakery, Organic, Sandwiches
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654 High Street, Kew East, Melbourne, Victoria 3102, Australia
03 9859 9976
Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice food and coffee

The place is busy most weekends. Plenty of outside large tables, however inside is limited and dark, so fine days are the time to go. I see there are some differeing comments. However my experience has good food and coffees. You do have to pay to park close by which costs about $2

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
Darren S
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Takeout
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Melbourne, Australia
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398 reviews 398 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The place is busy most weekends. Plenty of outside large tables, however inside is limited and dark, so fine days are the time to go. I see there are some differeing comments. However my experience has good food and coffees. You do have to pay to park close by which costs about $2

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Melbourne
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50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This was a big disappointment. The streak sandwich & burger were junior size & quite pricey for the portion size. Coffee was ok however their sweets were stale & not fresh for being a 'bakery'. All cold drinks are organic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a fairly regular coffee spot of mine, one of the best in the Abbotsford area. The pastries are really good and the ingredients used in them clearly very fresh. Would highly recommend stopping here to anyone in the area.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Definitely adepts of Slow Food, this is with no doubt a secret jewel of inner Melbourne. A quite setting, excellent bread and coffees ... and much to do close by for the kids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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105 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A late breakfast / early lunch was enjoyed here @ the Convent Bakery among many others enjoying themselves likewise. Beautiful outdoor area under blue skies just increased the excitement @ ambience. Our food was excellent & served by a young man over here from Vancouver Canada. The Convent is an extraordinary place & has a Farmer's Market there every month,where... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We travelled 40min for a 'special' brekkie at the convent bakery. Very disappointed, barista was rude and argued when we took back the 'strong coffees' that we ordered because they were plain milky. All four of us ordered eggs, they arrived stone cold, hollandaise also cold and had no flavour outside butter. Fairly confident all elements were pre-made then assembled.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have been patronising this bakery for some years . But now I can barely be bothered and really it is only the convenience factor that keeps me coming and that there are no nearby better options . As a bakery one would expect the pastry to be good . However recent disasters with a calzone and a Cornish Pasty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012 via mobile

We had the vegetarian pizza with salami ($14) which was simple but so full of flavour (and I eat a lot of pizza). I had a piccolo latte and the flavour and aroma of the house blend (a mix of about 7 or 8 single origin beans from all around the world) was fantastic. The coffee is full of body... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011 via mobile

Typical but lovely cafe style food done the fancy way but not too pricey. Fantastic selection of breads and cheerful service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2009

Great coffee and bread items...small place...and service was alright

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 654 High Street, Kew East, Melbourne, Victoria 3102, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03 9859 9976

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, Organic, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?