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ACMI Cafe & Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Bar, Cafe, Australian
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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All reviews nachos sandwich soup cakes pizza filet fed square federation square moving image usual cafe the beer battered fish ordered the big breakfast seating options pre theatre meal prompt service delicious food quick bite
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apart of the Australian Center for the Moving Image (ACMI) is a little restaurant and bar in the Federation Square Esplanade. The big windowed facade gives a lot of ambient light that adds to the family friendly atmosphere. This place is a good place to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank carlosciccia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited this venue for a quick pre-film snack and wine before and been happy with it. Today though we ate a meal and were VERY impressed. My companion had the hot corned beef with assorted veg while I had a vegan dish of a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank hennyrenjo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Convenient cafe in Federation Square, central Melbourne. I enjoyed my endive salad and beer but the other members of the party were less pleased with their Soup of the Day and Trio of Dips. Service and ambience OK, and good to get out of the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank J_Jarndyce
Reviewed March 14, 2019

My central Melbourne place to catchup with friends for a great coffee, wine and lunch. I often have the soup with cheesy toast, it's yum. Love the relaxed atmosphere, lounge seating and booths. The food and cakes are good and not expensive, and they regularly...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ccoool
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

I went for a quick bite after the Christian Marclay ‘the clock’ exhibition - great service and the cake and the juice were delicious!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Eloygm
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

In Melbourne and looking for a pre-theatre meal and found the ideal spot at the ACMI Cafe. It was stinking hot outside and the venue was pleasantly cool; off to a great start. Meal and drink orders are place and paid for at the bar...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank defa45
Reviewed January 10, 2019

The four of us ordered spaghettini, pumpkin salad, Harissa lamb shoulder, cheese board and an apple strudel. Service was good but the food was average, especially the lamb shoulder.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lenn831
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Having been on the Melbourne Star, I wanted to show my son the ACMI since I found it very interesting on a previous visit and i hoped he would find it interesting too. Since it was the afternoon, I was feeling a bit peckish and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bonester
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

I suppose the playground on the surface is a part of ACMI Cafe & Bar. There is actual play area for kids to kill time while adults enjoy some social time under a roof. Depending on the weather, it could be wet and cold but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NYLON_nomad
Reviewed December 1, 2018

We had a quick sandwich break here. While somehow pricey, the sandwich was good, but not extraordinary.

Date of visit: September 2018
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