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Melbourne Cafe

Plaza Sotomayor 33, Valparaiso 2361793, Chile
56-32-2225013
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Ranked #23 of 208 restaurants in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Chilean, Italian, Australian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: At Melbourne Cafe you will find the best coffee, panini sandwiches, salads and muffins. We'll do our best to make your visit comfortable in our cafe. Come and visit us!!!! We are located in Plaza Sotomayor square, next to the port and train station. English spoken!!
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
North Chicago, Illinois
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423 reviews 423 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Maybe I ordered the wrong thing, but it was a hot day and I asked for an iced capuchino. It turned out to be a watery coffee-flavored drink that didn't even look good. And it was close to $5 USD! But it is a good place to sit for awhile on Plaza Sotomayor and they have lots of magazines to... More

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London
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674 reviews 674 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We just grabbed a coffee to go from here but it was really good coffee and the cakes looked awesome. Service was friendly.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great location, excellent coffee, a friendly staff, and WiFi--what else can we ask for? Enjoyed meeting the owner Daniel. Staff was very helpful and we had a nice late breakfast--highly recommended!

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stopped here for a coffee before seeing some of the sights of Valparaiso Chile. Being from Melbourne, Australia this cafe caught my eye, and I was happy to see a flat white coffee on the menu (An Australian thing). The staff were very helpful and friendly. They gave me some tips on things to see in Valparaiso, and a map... More

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Santiago, Chile
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

MKT does a better job for this coffee place. Dishes ok, service very poor and ambience rather pretentious. Doesn't live up to its name...at all.

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Lubbock, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

There was nothing about this place that I didn't like. The view from the second story is great, and it is an ideal place to relax and catch up on emails. In my opinion, the waitstaff was friendly and accommodating. Will definitely go again.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Coffee in chile seems to be at best instant and Melbourne bucks this trend. Great to find a decent flat white!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Came here on Trip Advisor review, as was convenient place while waiting for walking tour. Service friendly enough, but totally soulless place. Furniture felt like a cheap office. Worst thing though were the paninis. I had the turkey ham, but there was only a single 1mm thin slice, itself cut into two pieces. Even then it only covered half the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Like many others it has been a struggle to find a decent coffee here in Sth America. Melbourne Cafe make a great coffee for those wanting their daily hit whilst away from home. A small selection of cakes & sandwiches were a good snack too. The staff were nice and also helped with a Spanish lesson or two!

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

It is a general rule that good coffee is hard to find in South America and this place is no exception. By the standard if some places in town it is better, but still a king way from quality. Don't expect your flat white fix.

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