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Small Victories

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617 Rathdowne Street, Victoria 3054, Australia
+61 3 9347 4064
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I came across this little gem on TA so Manfriend and I went for a Sunday brunch. We both agreed that this was, without doubt, the best Melbourne breakfast we've ever had. It was so good that I went again the same week with family. The selection isn't huge, but the quality and consideration in each dish speaks volumes for... More 

Thank WhereChefsEat
Melbourne, Australia
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1,096 reviews
707 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

You really do need to time yourself as this place gets pretty back. The coffee not bad, but it can be really difficult finding a seat. There is a park nearby though so takeaway is always an option.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Melbourne, Australia
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131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Good coffee and unusual food so if you want to avoid bacon & egg boredom, you'll definitely do that here. The baba ganoush they used for my meal was less eggplant and more tahini so I didn't enjoy it and it was a bit light on for other ingredients but it looked pretty and the eggs were perfectly cooked. The... More 

Thank Caroline L
Brisbane, Australia
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2016

I loved the feel of this little cafe. It was bustling with activity. I must say that I am tempted to call it a restaurant, as the menu and prices presented itself more in that fashion, though the cuteness of the place was more of a cafe. My son enjoyed the pastrami with poached eggs and I lapped up the... More 

Thank worldtravellers1995
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3 reviews
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

A great cafe to go for breakfast. Friendly staff, nice decor and really great food. Sea bananas, who knew? My girlfriend is vegetarian and found plenty of choice here and we have been back twice since and had something different each time which is unusual for a Veggo. Great coffee too and close to city with plenty of parking but... More 

Thank Spencer D
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2016

Possibly the best brunch ever had. The food was incredibly interesting and different. The waffles were an absolute standout- yum yum yum!

Thank Candy C
Footscray, Australia
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481 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016

absolutely no complaints on the breakfast at all. poached eggs, one with mushroom puree and another with smoked salmon served with crispy sourdough toasts were full in flavour and delicious. but the coffee! the coffee! the latte i ordered was like 1 drop of coffee in a glass of milk! to their credit, when i told them it was too... More 

Thank 1mightymouse
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Had a catch up for breaky and coffees. Sourdough toast 2 beautiful cooked poached eggs, spinach and 3 sml slithers of salmon. Very enjoyable. Chia late nice. Would recommend this to check out. Lunch starts after 12. Parking near the park.lots of spots.

Thank Debra F
Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Walked to this cafe from the CBD while on a recent holiday to Melbourne. It was amazing. Great coffee and fantastic food. I had the "Poached Eggs on Toast; Baba ganoush, pomegranate, walnuts, herbs, crisp chard, house fermented gherkins, rye crisp, finnish mustard, horseradish." and it was soooooo good. Hubby had the "Poached eggs, ricotta fritters, roast pumpkin, walnut puree,... More 

Thank Nattynoos
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Exceptional breakfast venue in Melbourne - menu can dazzle with ingredients - but it is brilliant food!

Thank Matt H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Rathdowne Street, Victoria 3054, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 4064
The food at this restaurant is innovative, exquisitely presented, totally delicious and remarkably reasonable. It is a must go to restaurant! I cant believe it hasn't already been reviewed.

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