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Bank Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Greatest coffee and eggs

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Simon M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 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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Melbourne
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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Zappa

Address: Bank Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
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
Cuisine: Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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?