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Friars Cafe

Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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127 Fryers St, Shepparton, Victoria 3630, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We meet with dear friends from Wangaratta. The venue is central and quaint - an old church. The menu looked good. I ordered a veggie stack. The roast tomato soup was good but the stack was a sparse serving, though tasty. This place was popular at lunch; plenty of people around.

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Thank Kameel M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here when I was younger and always enjoyed sitting upstairs and out on the balcony, however upstairs was closed. Very disappointing. Still a beautiful venue though. Ordered the orange duck risotto and there was a miniscule amount of duck, with no orange flavour whatsoever. Coffee was nice. Service was very ordinary, missing a water glass on the table and... More 

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Thank Lauren W
Nathalia, Australia
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This place has been around for a long time, & I just feel they are coasting a little. The food is better, especially desserts, are than average, but the menu could do with some freshening up & the floor wasn't that clean.

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Thank John D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Not a bad meal, but my memory of the food was far better than on the day, could be I am spoiled with the choices around me at home in Croydon

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Thank Jody M
Shepparton, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Here's your place for great surrounds, great meal and great service - with a smile. Bec and her team will truly look after you with fast efficient service that's hard to find. Breakfast, lunch or dinner . . . always good meals.

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Thank Chris W
Melbourne
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I been going to friars for years always loved how they made the church into a cafe and the atmosphere. Im a big dessert queen i do love there cheesecakes and brownies, the breakfasts are always a must. I haven't been lately but hearing they have new management i decide to go back to see if they did anything new.... More 

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Thank Sophie M
Echuca
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Called in for lunch, hadn't booked but waitress was friendly at sat us a table in the middle of the restaurant. Feeling of restaurant was friendly . Ordered a pasta and a risotto both came out reasonably quickly both were enjoyed although a little light on for seasoning which is understandable in high volume establishment. As not everyone can be... More 

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Thank Terry M
Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee, The Usual is such a flavoursome brekkie, my fav in town. Service is prompt and friendly, couldn't ask for more.

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Thank varietyweasel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Decent coffee, over priced menu, under delivered in taste & service (plenty of staff wandering & cleaning).. My gripe is.. I ordered from specials menu, good presentation but the food inedible... I politely & discretely returned plate, ordered something else & was again, underwhelmed, very stindgy on ingredients btw.. but even before that next plate arrived I was greeted by,... More 

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Mooroopna, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

While this is always a popular venue it comes with a very noisy environment which can make it difficult to have a private conversation.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Fryers St, Shepparton, Victoria 3630, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Shepparton

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