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#336 of 3,060 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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7-9 Centre Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 6337
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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I've had coffee here a couple of times, but had never eaten a meal here until today, what a delicious decision I made. The special was salmon over black rice salad with broccolini and all ingredients perfectly cooked, not always true with salmon even here in Melbourne. Highly recommend.

Thank AnnG122
Townsville, Australia
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Nice place in the center of Melbourne, one of many excellent cafes, but great Spanish style, tasty food and awesome coffee!

Thank maykka17
Hindmarsh Island, South Australia, Australia
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Always visit when in Melbourne. Love the lane way feel, good coffee and never had a bad breakfast here. Watching the world go by this is the perfect place for street photography. My camera is always ready 😊

Thank Judy M
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

When in town, always enjoy my coffee from Lorca. Breakfast is delicious. Great location for people watching! Will return soon.

San Francisco, California, USA
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499 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Lorca was one of many cafes but I think we made the right choice. Our Z'Aatar spiced brekkie was nicely served w/ sourdough toast, avo and perfectly poached eggs. Coffee was good too. I'd go back and enjoy another sit out in this alley way, for a morning meal near Fed. Square and Flinders Station.

Thank HaljoHal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

We waited for half an hour lovely Scottish girl said sorry but lady with dark hair no customer service was not sorry we bought 2 coffees each while waiting but no apology from her when we paid and no discount not coming back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Perth, Australia
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Found this great spot before an epic shopping spree in Melbourne. Wonderful service, food and most importantly the COFFEE....... The scrambled eggs were great and not too buttery as we experience in Perth. Well Done.

Thank Troydan7
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

A very busy cafe, good choices on menu, very friendly and quick service. Price wise, competitive with other cafes along this laneway. Quality of food excellent.

Thank sknoopy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Arrived with only 30 min to spare before I had to attend my course in French Conversation. My order was taken immediately by a friendly young man. The vibe is good, the music doesn't interfere with the hustle and bustle of this great laneway. My French toast was cooked to perfection and I also noticed that the table next to... More 

Thank Fiona J
Darwin, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We love visiting this restaurant; the food is hearty, tasty, and as fresh as can be. It's a noisy bustling Melbourne café and brilliant. As out of towners we don't get there as much as we would like but ALWAYS have several visits when staying in town. Recommend highly.

Thank Alice0814

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Spanish, Fusion, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-9 Centre Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (03) 9650 6337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.