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Great Space Cafe

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Collins Place | 45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 3065
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfasts & very friendly service

Over the 3 mornings we were in Melbourne we breakfasted here each morning. The food was great !! Being a Scot they serve a porridge which was made to my specification and was wonderful, however their 'Grizzly Granola' was even better !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Alan F
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Eaglesham, United Kingdom
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Eaglesham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the 3 mornings we were in Melbourne we breakfasted here each morning. The food was great !! Being a Scot they serve a porridge which was made to my specification and was wonderful, however their 'Grizzly Granola' was even better !!

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Thank Alan F
Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been a few years since we had had a meal at this cafe but remembered it as it was excellent on the previous visits. No change. Excellent service with delicious food. We were wanting a light breakfast without the bustle of a hotel restaurant and this suited perfectly. My wife was delighted with her power porridge, the coffee... More 

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Thank Steve M
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Directly below the Sofitel on Collins is this gem of a cafe. Serving amazing coffee and fresh, beautifully presented meals, I was so pleased to find this place. I ordered the avocado and goat cheese on sour dough toast with a poached egg. Yummmmmmm. This is a busy cafe and service is quick and efficient. Pity I'm just passing through... More 

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Thank coralhill
Melbourne, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The girls at the counter are borderline rude. I've been here 4-5 times and I wouldn't say this if even one of the four put little effort towards customer service. Haven't eaten yet so can't comment.

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Thank silver_libran
Spain
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

good coffee, good service, plenty of choices for breakfast. We stayed in Sofitel hotel and we found this perfect place. Very recommendable if you stay at the hotel.

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Thank Israel001977
Melbourne, Australia
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This Is one of several visits to this cafe as it has to be the place to have breakfast in Melbourne! My eggs florentine was the best I have tasted. The spinach was fresh, eggs poached to perfection and the hollandaise was served 'on the side' as I requested. Bacon was extra, and cooked just how I like it with... More 

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Thank Sally D
Cohuna, Australia
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Great little cafe located under the Sofitel. We had a quick breakfast. Great customer service, good quality food. Good value for money. Great coffee

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Thank Bradandmatty
Melbourne
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great little cafe in Collins Place below the Sofitel Hotel. Cheery service, good coffee and reasonable food.

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Thank MelbourneRod1960
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Serves breakfast all day. Bustling and cheerful. No surprises, just really solid with great coffee. Good place for a private chat.

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Thank Winonablack
Bristol, United Kingdom
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were staying in the Sofitel and this little cafe is in the building. Unpretentious but the breakfast was good ...nice poached eggs on sour dough bread with spinach and bacon. Nice orange juice and coffee. Will go again for sure

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Collins Place | 45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (03) 9650 3065

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.