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Max's Cafe

leake street, Melbourne, Victoria 3039, Australia
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Ranked #2,072 of 3,887 restaurants in Melbourne
Most recent review
- Mar 11, 2013
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11 reviews from our community

45% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Food was outstanding. Staff was very friendly, even by Australian standards. Reasonably priced, and they even have good house wines. They handled a party of 8 with no problem.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

In a place which has such an array of similar restaurants, you would think that the wait staff would actually pretend to care. Not here. Terrible service going 3x times. Food was dry and overly salty. Never going back.

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Maryborough, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We recomend this cafe We started with baked mushrooms and calamari and had the pork belly for our main - YUM The wait staff made it a very enjoyable evening. Will go back next trip to Melbourne.

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Gladstone, Australia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We were a group of 4 trolling the wonderful lanes of Melbourne when we once again stumbled across Hardware Lane which was not far from our accommodation. We were lured in to Cafe Max (obviously a modernisation of Max's Cafe) by a talented and attentive spruiker. Not yet having experienced a steak to my liking I was assured I would... More

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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Hardware Land in Melbourne is wall to wall fine dining, and Cafe Max now has 2 shop fronts close together. We arrived before 6 pm and caught the special - 2 courses for $29.. It was a little strange to see our order walk down the street to us, but, service was quick, and the staff very attentive. The advantage... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012 via mobile

Dined twice here while in Melbourne over Easter. V busy but service good and food delicious. Enjoyed the people watching :)

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

Terrible service, food arrived cold!! Attitude of staff member was like we were interrupting her daily ritual and had moved her out of her comfort zone, simply by asking to be seated. Plates and food was VERY COLD! Pretty ordinary for what was supposed to be a hot breakfast. Didn't bother to complain as waitress wasn't interested from beginning. Give... More

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Melbourne, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011 via mobile

Food is good however some of the staff seem to forget what service is all about. They don't like it when you pay by credit card and it appears the card machine is always down.

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

Why can't I give zero stars? Twice my husband and I have walked out after being seated with menus and no one coming back to take our order. I don't even think they noticed us leaving! It's a real shame as the food is great there but I don't want to sit around waving my menu trying to attract the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2010

Can be hit and miss. We have been eating here for 5 years now and sometimes service is good and sometimes it is terribly slow and unattentive. Food is usually very good. Mainly Italian standards here. Worth a visit.

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