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Automatic Cafe

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8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
(03) 9690 8500
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for a quick lunch

I have been to this cafe a few times and have always enjoyed the quick lunch menu. The only problem would be parking,you really need to have the time to park and walk to and from the restaurant, which can be a problem if you are restricted with time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very good for a quick bite, they have good service, great food and a nice setting, ideal to walk to from cbd. Very nice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have been to this cafe a few times and have always enjoyed the quick lunch menu. The only problem would be parking,you really need to have the time to park and walk to and from the restaurant, which can be a problem if you are restricted with time.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Went for Breakfast, very busy, the muesli was too crunchy. Almost broke a tooth. If you like busy venues that are loud. This will be your cup of tea.

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Melbourne
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a great place for breakfast by the river. A good menu with some variety and a little less formal dining experience. With all of the restaurants along this side of the river it is good to have one that is not quite so elitist, without being a food court.

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Hobart, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast here. Good strong coffee just the thing to prepare you for a big day shopping!

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Melbourne, Australia
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484 reviews 484 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

This is a nice place to eat, great if you are wanting good food without too much fuss or taking up too much time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

My daughter and I love going on date days here.... its unfortunate that it is now closed.... as we truly loved this cafe, loved the food, the scenery and just the atmosphere was awesome. I can't count how many times we have been here.... loved it...

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Senior Contributor
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Atmosphere was great, especially in summer as it over looks the Yarra river. Food a little over priced but nevertheless was good.

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St Kilda, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2010

Have been here a few times for work functions... Average food, service ok.... I know I wouldnt chose this place unless I had to.

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Byron Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

The food and atmosphere are just great. I love the buzz, friendly service and the wood fired oven pizzas! I always eat at the Automatic when I visit Melbourne.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: (03) 9690 8500

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