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“Unexpected” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brunetti City Square

Brunetti City Square
214 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria VIC 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9663 8085
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Ranked #361 of 4,076 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Unexpected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised at this new venue since my last visit. So handy if no time to go to Lygon Street. Standard is the same.

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Gone downhill”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

When Brunetti was just in Carlton they had the best pastries and cakes but since they branched out and set up other shop the quality is not as good. I had a cannoli and the custard was dry on the edges and very flowery in texture.

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Coffee, eclaire & cannoli so so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

My visit to Brunetti was made due to the reviews I read about the place.

We went on a Saturday afternoon and it was fairly busy.

Coffee was ok.. I had a better one that came free with breakfast though..

I ordered a cannoli and eclaire - couldn't tell the difference from any other cafe in quality. Woolworths eclaires would give it a run for money actually.

Brunetti is a Melbourne institution so I've been told.. But I think any other patisserie business could come in and take over, easily, if Brunetti's quality diminishes or doesn't change to reflect the new breed of eaters.

Obviously because this place is trending one might be tempted to try it to find out what the hype is about.

However, if you are tight on a budget and you can find another patisserie for a coffee and cake - go there. My visit wasn't unpleasant or awful, I just don't get the hype for what you get.

Visited April 2014
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A nice night, coffee and cake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Ok, it's not the best patisserie in Melbourne (although the competition is very hot), but the drinks are decent and the pastries and desserts are too.

In the old, old days, Brunetti was special. Now it's a bit like an outdoor cafeteria. But what a great location.

On a nice night, after a show or a sporting event, it's perfect.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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461 helpful votes 461 helpful votes
“So Very Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Right in the heart of Melbourne, this coffee and cakes destination is the little brother of the massive Carlton original. Sensational coffee and the most beautiful and tasty cakes, pastries and cookies - potential gluttony warning should come with every order. Highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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