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“Great coffee and food in Collingwood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of South of Johnston

South of Johnston
46 Oxford Street, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 80 Restaurants in Collingwood
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Collingwood, Australia
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48 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great coffee and food in Collingwood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Great menu, with enough to choice from for breakfast, lunch or brunch.

The service is friendly and efficient, and our waiter was great at making some suggestions, and changes to set menu items to suit vegetarians - the corn fritters were very tasty.

Lovely deserts - we had slices of the lemon tart and the cherry flan, both served with real vanilla cream, which were lovely.

Coffee was good too, though not piping hot.

Will definitely be going back again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Melbourne Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“The potential is there”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This eatery is, for us, a "local" establishment (within walking distance) and in an area of pretty tough competition so the benchmarks are high.. The premises have been well set up and the menu reads like it should. The food is at this point not outstanding in quality or presentation and the missing ingredient is the vibe. The atmosphere is dull and with staff who are not exactly enthusiastic about what they are doing the future is looking ordinary. Such a shame because because the potential is there. I think leadership is missing... Find a person to motivate and lead and South of Johnston could be a winner.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent coffee and food with ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is one of best cafe/coffee locations in Collingwood 10 minutes from Melbourne CBD by tram. Excellent food and coffee (yes you need to request the hot option). Best lunch item is the healthy chargrilled lamb with cous-cous and salad. Add juice. Service is friendly and prompt. Ambience is tempered by the excellent acoutics; great if you want to have an in depth discussion with significant other! You will not be disappointed ... can't wait for my next excuse for dining out.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Good coffee and Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Great vibe, Great coffee (if you prefer your coffee hot, you need to mention that to the waiter/waitress because their standard serve is warm), and delicious food ! (had the Chorizo eggs, consist of yummy toasted sour dough, yummy chorizo, beautiful poached eggs with hollandaise sauce).

They have a great outdoor space on the front side of the place, small and cozy, and for dog lovers they have a dog house provided outdoor with a bed ! :D

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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