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Black Cat

$$ - $$$Cafe,
252 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9419 6230
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  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“hipster feel” (2 reviews)
“cool bar” (2 reviews)
“cool place” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian
$$ - $$$
252 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great bar in Fitzroy. Wonderful staff and great atmosphere. Definitely a hipster bar. Awesome outdoor area as well, though it does get packed. Worth checking out.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome and friendly buzz help Black Cat stand out from the sleek, designed, money-hungry cafes and restaurants along the street. You feel like a person rather than just another wallet, and the range at the bar can suit most tastes and moods.

Thank Brian T
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

It first looks really cosy and it is. That said, if you serve food, you need actual skills for it. There was imagination though in the way food from the closest supermarket was put together. One more place for poseurs with judgmental staff.

Thank antifrigo
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Brilliant place. We were there for after dinner drinks. Very hipster feel, good seating, average priced drinks, cool, relaxed vibe, friendly staff. Excited to visit again!

Thank Hayley A
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Positives Fantastic atmosphere, friendly helpful staff and delicious food. I recommend the vegetarian avocado dish and their flat whites are a treat. Perhaps the only negative - Wifi also available, but the length of time you are provided depends on your purchase value, then after...More

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I'd visited the Black Cat many years ago and thought it was time to revisit. Perhaps I'd thought this place was really great but this time it was really average. My teenage kids came with me and settled into the couches to relax but the...More

3  Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Great service, great food, and lovely outdoor area to sit where you can watch people walk by. Loved the falafel baguette. Filling and healthy! Only downside was the toilets, a little run down and not well lit

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Well, it's only late night drinks after all, but somehow they create the right atmosphere. There are bars with better selection of drinks, and bars with much more attention to detail... but somehow the black cat is just kinda easy and cool.

Thank Ornithorh
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to pop into on Brunswick st in the heart of Fitzroy. We had a delicious affogato for $6. Big scoop of ice cream and 2 shots of coffee! Highly recommend. Will come back. Very hip!

Thank robotfishcake
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly ..cool..great music Great place to chill out..even in winter! Wicked hot chocolate Lots of people just relaxing around

Thank Tommy K
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll
find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cafe, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighborhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9419 6230
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