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The Grain Store

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Central Business District
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Ground Floor | 517 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9972 6993
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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118 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cute restaurant. Had a nice farm to table ambience. Wait time wasn't too bad even during peak lunch hours on a Sunday (15-20 minute wait). However, the food was just mediocre. We ordered the following: Duck confit - Nice presentation, but it had an odd sweet taste that didn't match the dish. Wasn't a fan. Pork sandwich - Not very... More 

Thank Cecilia S
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Though I only tried their smoked salmon & quinoa as well as their portobello mushroom rosti set, each dish is truly well-executed! With each bite, you can taste the freshness and blend of different sauces coming together nicely. It's also love at first bite for my mum who's a health junkie. And their staff are very friendly and warm too.... More 

Thank GirlfromRedDot
Glenmore Park
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had one of the best restaurant breakfasts we have ever had here this morning. We had the corn fritters and the portobello mushroom dishes. Both were beautifully presented and the taste matched. Coffee was excellent. Service was fantastic with the exception of the waitress lifting my coffee cup which still contained a last mouthful of froth which was too... More 

Thank Sandra O
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding breakfast. Had the mushrooms with poached eggs. Great flavours and textures. Also had bloody Mary's that my wife said were the best she has ever had.

Thank Mike T
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found this little place to have brunch on our last trip to Melbourne. We were served by three staff all up; the first was downright rude and came very close to having us walking straight out, but we persevered, the waitress we met next was helpful and polite, but the final member of staff was a delight - maybe these... More 

Thank g4zz4
Hastings on Hudson, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had an outstanding breakfast at The Grain Store! The ingredients were fresh and the recipes thoughtful and creative. The spirulina juice was amazing!

Thank hastingsmom
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this cafe after reading in tripadviser. Went on the weekday morning, it was busy but not full (ie: there are still a few empty tables). Managed to get seated within a min once walked in which was a good start. The interior decor was nice and classy. When we are ready to order, the waiter/waitress seem to be... More 

Thank MemberReview
Adelaide, Australia
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155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is also one of those 30-45min waits for a table, but it is well worth it. There's a nice waiting area so you don't have to endure cold or wet weather outside whilst you wait. Breakfast was sensational with eggs on sourdough toast, bacon, fennel and pork sausage, mushrooms, grilled tomato. Simple but very well executed and clearly a... More 

Thank Jaundiced_Eye
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was bright and breezy, the coffee excellent, the food a nice new take on some breakfast classics.

Thank Hectorama
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited for the first time on a Saturday morning as it was close to our hotel and had excellent reviews. We got there around 9am and there was already a wait list. Fortunately they let us order coffee while waiting and within 10 minutes a table for 2 became available. We ordered the potato rosti and... More 

Thank Alana E

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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, European, Vegetarian, Australian, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 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
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ground Floor | 517 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9972 6993

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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.