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Convent Bakery

Organic, Sandwiches, Bakeries
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great casual atmosphere

We have been here on a number of occassions, usually just for coffee, which is good. This time we stopped for light meal, just some soup and a baguette. The food was very nice and filling. More like comfort food than haute cuisine. They also have fresh baked bread to take away. Worth a stop if you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
BigRuss1213
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Melbourne, Australia
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326 reviews 326 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have been here on a number of occassions, usually just for coffee, which is good. This time we stopped for light meal, just some soup and a baguette. The food was very nice and filling. More like comfort food than haute cuisine. They also have fresh baked bread to take away. Worth a stop if you are out walking... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I went with my Girlfriend recently and the food was really good, nice location and unique surrounds. However... The food was let down by the wasps which were everywhere. They were so bad that we inhaled our food and left as my GF is allergic and we did not want a hospital trip to result from what was a nice... More 

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Hod Hasharon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Convent Bakery is located within the pretty and tranquil Abbotsford Convent grounds (Reviewed by me separately). We were taken here for breakfast by friends on a beautiful Sunday morning. The Convent Bakery has great outdoor seating (If the weather is right...), along rustic wooden tables and benches. The sun was out when we got there and the friendly staff... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Aarhus, Denmark
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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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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 via mobile

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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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: Organic, Sandwiches, Bakeries

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