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248 St Georges Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3068, Australia
(03) 9481 5312
Today
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrible service. Felt unwelcome.

I learnt my lesson yesterday to give Tin Pot Cafe a break, and just continue to go to "Green Park" 10 mins walk away where the service is prompt and welcoming. I walked in to this establishment, where 1 employee looked up at me, and then turned back to continue talking to his fellow employees. No... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Jacqui T
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I learnt my lesson yesterday to give Tin Pot Cafe a break, and just continue to go to "Green Park" 10 mins walk away where the service is prompt and welcoming. I walked in to this establishment, where 1 employee looked up at me, and then turned back to continue talking to his fellow employees. No friendly hello, welcome, or... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Although we turned away from it because of a noisy function a week earlier, this night was more normal, and we enjoyed it. Although not BYO, and the wine and spirits selection was limited, the food was good and the servings were ample. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was great; not too noisy either. I had three meals... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The food here is unimaginative: For example, the caesar salad is just lettuce leaves drowned in mayonnaise with two slices of prosciutto, and croutons on top. Long waiting times: My most recent wait time was 30 minutes, and there was only one other occupied table in the cafe. I've never waited less than 20 minutes. Simple dishes should not take... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great for tasty meals with a bit of a twist. The service can be a little slow however the food is great.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,832 reviews 1,832 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
955 helpful votes 955 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Tin Pot is perfect for a lazy all day breakfast at weekends. It's on the corner of Scotchmer St and St Georges Rd, the 112 tram stops right outside. It is very North Fitzroy with quirky art and furniture. There's great coffee and juices, plus eggs benedict or Florentine, or you can go the whole hog and have the big... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I've eaten here for brekkie, lunch and dinner and have always been satisfied! The menu is reasonably comprehensive for any time of the day, and the ambience is very relaxed (and is child friendly). Sometimes the small tables for two aren't large enough if you have two plates and condiments and tea pots filling the area, but it just adds... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Classic Melbourne café: retro furniture, relaxed atmosphere, range of good light meals or cakes. Central location to meet friends for a catch up. Don't miss the opportunity to get some groceries from the fantastic supermarket opposite!

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Dom and Lydio,brothers, are always welcoming and the staff include some helpful regulars, with a fair through-flow of waiting staff. The cafe has been going a long time - it's shabby but chic. The food is generally excellent and well served-brekkies, lunches, and a few experimental dishes. Coffee, excellent, well up to Melbourne standards. I go here every week. The... More 

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Ivanhoe, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Overall a really relaxed experience. Went for breakfast. A nice cozy cafe, the staff were really friendly, the service was spot on, the coffee was great and didnt have to wait too long for our food to come out. A great place to have a relaxed bit to eat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Tin Pot is what I consider a terrific local cafe to be. It's within walking distance of my house, it's large enough to fit lots of cafe-goers, and small enough to be cosy. They has a big shared table and lots of smaller tables, and the decor is Inner-Northside-Shabby-Vintage with interesting art on the walls. Although lunch and dinner or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 248 St Georges Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3068, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9481 5312
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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