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145 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 9237
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't be put off by the decor

Visited with a voucher. For those that are used to the plastic modern facades that dominate fast food joints, you probably walked straight past this place without even a second glance. Decorated in the 1960's and probably the last time this place saw the bristley end of a paint brush, the inside is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Paul_n_Cris
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visited with a voucher. For those that are used to the plastic modern facades that dominate fast food joints, you probably walked straight past this place without even a second glance. Decorated in the 1960's and probably the last time this place saw the bristley end of a paint brush, the inside is more of a place you expect to... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I suspect this place has been sold to new owners. Whoever is running it simply has no idea how to run a business, especially a cafe. Inside the cafe itself there are now garish blue and red lights which alternate flashing - red then blue then red then blue etc. running down the centre - major headache creation. If you're... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Along Swanston Street there are two cafe bars that are almost the same in everyway, with the exception of the location of the bar. One of them is the Swanston Walk Cafe, the other is this one. In a way it is difficult to compare the two because they are so alike, at least in my opinion. However, I don't... More 

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Found this awesome little diner in Swanston Street, love the service, for quick. The food is super yummy and very reasonably priced for Melbourne.

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marin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Open on a Sunday. Great value. Good coffee for a diner. Excellent bacon, eggs and chorizo. Old style diner that knows what to serve at a fair price

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

After a hard day's shopping, I stumbled across this little diner at 145 Swanston Street. I was looking through the glass counter of some of the food that was on order and I saw the Falafel Wraps and the helpful man behind the counter said everyone raved over them so I decided to try one. I was seated in one... More 

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Launceston, Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We went there twice, and both times we had a great meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and they adult milkshakes. The staff are very friendly.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Went here for a quick meal, the food was basic but very good. The service was excellent, the staff were attentive, friendly and efficient. If you want a simple meal in a hurry this place is perfect.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I went to this place on a Sunday evening when I needed a quick bit to eat. The décor is not fabulous and my expectations were low, however I got a great value meal and the service was wonderful. This place is a real little gem.

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I have eaten here several times on my recent trip to Melbourne. All other meals were excellent and reasonably priced. However my last meal was below my expectations. The milk shake drink I ordered was I incorrectly flavoured. When I went to pay I was short changed by paying in cash. I supposed the extra goes under the table to... More 

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  • Address: 145 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9650 9237

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