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Cafe Zappa

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206 Bank Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
96999333
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7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great spot for a quick bite.

Before attending an early afternoon concert at ANAM we enjoyed some great sandwiches and good coffee. Good range of bagles and panninis plus a daily blackboard specials. WiFi available plus large outdoor seating. Reasonable prices and friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Warren C
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Canberra, Australia
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Kangaroo Flat, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Precincts such as the Degraves laneway and Lygon Street catch the buzz as coffee hotspots in the tourist literature, but I reckon South Melbourne is this town's chief caffeine hotspot. Inside/around South Melbourne Market, along Clarendon and in the residential streets east of the main drag, there are more good coffee spots than you could go to in a year.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Before attending an early afternoon concert at ANAM we enjoyed some great sandwiches and good coffee. Good range of bagles and panninis plus a daily blackboard specials. WiFi available plus large outdoor seating. Reasonable prices and friendly staff.

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Thank Warren C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Zappa has been a local's own special for years and the recent repaint and refresh has kept the same quality kitchen staff and coffee that makes other big names in the area look like poor relations. Gnocchi Ragu on a Thursday, purgatory eggs on a Saturday or bombolone at any time!!! Best gluten free bread in Melbourne. Priced right, friendly... More 

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Thank Simon M
Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Visited recently and enjoyed the ragu gnocchi and my friend the spagetti marinara. Both excellent and decent portions. friendly service and prompt. Coffee after was also great. It has an outdoor area with large umbrellas providing shade. Inside can be a bit stuffy Good value and well worth a visit

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Thank lluv2travel
Melbourne
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880 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If I am in the area, having a coffee here is always a nice experience and especially if the weather is nice. It was overcast and sprinkling rain the day we were there so we had a coffee inside. The service is good and the coffee is always great. It is obviously a family run business which is themed with... More 

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Thank Natalie1964
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This place is my eatery away from home. Michael who runs the place is a champion and will go above and beyond to accommodate you. Got to try gnocchi on thursday it is amazing!

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Thank GlobeXplora
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

A bit of a favourite place, Michael the owner is welcoming and adds a good vibe to the place. Located next to the south Melbourne town hall in bank street. All guaranteed to leave happy.

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Thank Peter M
Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This was the first time I had been here. I had the BLT and it was very tasty. My man has the calamari as recommended by a staff member. Neither dish disappointed us. Service was fast and our meals arrived fairly quick. All in all a great experience. We sat outside and had a view to the city. There are... More 

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Thank Natalie1964
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I ordered the Stack with 2 poached eggs on wilted spinach ( very little) melted fetta( ver little) tomato( really!) & bacon on small toast. $15 for what was on the plate! Red Star coffee cappuccino was warm, too milky & tasteless. Waste of time being here.

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Thank Clio H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Sure, you COULD go to one of those places where everyone air-kisses, talks too loud and where Kelly Birkin bags are outnumbered ONLY by the number of patrons with tiny scars behind their ears, frozen-faces and collagen lips BUT....you'd be deluding yourself that the service you received, that the meal you ate, that the coffee you experienced...was anything short of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 206 Bank Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 96999333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?