We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Breakfast!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Melba

Cafe Melba
Don Carlos 2892, Santiago, Chile (Las Condes)
02-232-4546
Improve this listing
Ranked #832 of 2,813 Restaurants in Santiago
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Family Fare
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Las Condes
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

As in many large, South American cities, breakfast is not quite as important of a meal as it is to us North Americans! I need some eggs and bacon in the AM! Cafe Melba opens early, provides a limited but delicious menu, and large cups of coffee all with service with a smile! We went on a Friday morning around 10 am, no waiting!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

141 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    41
    48
    23
    18
    11
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Moonan Flat, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Eggs toast and good coffee highly recommend this cafe if you are craving a good English breakfast in Santiago

Visited November 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tucson, AZ
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nice ambiance, disappointing food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We visited Cafe Melba for Sunday brunch, based on its good reviews from various sources. Melba is a nicely appointd restaurant with excellent sidewalk seating and generally nice ambiance. Service was average. The food was, hoever, a disappointment. Both of our breakfasts were cold upon arrival,the eggs were runny despite our requests for firmness and fried rather than poached, and the home fries were apparently frozen shortly before cooking. Brunch seems to be a rarity in Santiago--there are relatively few options--but Melba for us at least wasn't worth the bother.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great place to have BF in a Sunday morning!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Café Melba is an excellent place to have breakfast Sunday mornings. It is open early and the menu items is like having breakfast at home. Nice setting and very good staff. Prices are not cheap, but there are not many options this early in the morning and the food quality worth every penny!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Cold outdoor spring season lunch”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We went for late lunch 1:30pm+ and the place is still full during late September.
So we sit outside and waiting for the waitress to inform when there are seats inside.
Menu in Spanish only, no English. Again with translation from local friends, ordered the fish.
Food is alright, but not the unexpected outdoor seating, when all of us did not bring jackets.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cafe Melba also viewed

Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
 
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
 

Been to Cafe Melba? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cafe Melba, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.