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Zappa

Bank Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #19 of 104 Restaurants in South Melbourne
Cuisines: Australian
Most recent review
- Nov 1, 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

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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Melbourne
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175 reviews 175 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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424 reviews 424 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
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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Tasmania
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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

After reading reviews for South Melbourne this sounded like a good option. The coffee was good and the breakfast generous and perfectly done. The purgatory dish with chili and poached eggs was Goldilocks 'just right' and the eggs Atlantic was also perfectly cooked. I would be happy to I live around the corner to drop in every weekend.

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Newcastle, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

As a Frank Zappa fan for more than 40 years, my husband discovered this wonderful coffee shop on an app on his phone. From that moment, it became essential for him that we visited...and what an experience. For the Zappa fans it is a shrine to the old rock icon...photos, albums, paintings and memorabilia. Michael, the owner spent time with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012 via mobile

We live round the corner, so this is an easy stroll for us, but even if it were more of a hike, it's worth the trip. Michael, the owner, learned the secrets of Italian cooking at his mother's knee and the kitchen operates like an Italian family kitchen. The food is wonderful, authentic, flavoursome, plentiful and the "kitch-ness" of the... More

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Chester, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Small local secret, the best coffee and service. These guys take your experience seriously and work their socks off to make sure you have the best coffee each and every cup. A generous breakfast even by our Brits standard, substantial. Needless to say, the locals eat more healthily and Zappa are onto it. Great staff who appear to love what... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011 via mobile

I visited here recently. Great coffee. Excellent breakfast. Service friendly.

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