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Il Fornaio

2 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 2922
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“bread” (16 reviews)
“smoothie” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee for free refill was awful. The bread was stone hard and the poached eggs didn’t have spices or sauce. Salty bacon. The service was very Slow.

Thank Mario S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When staying in St Kilda some 5 years ago, this was our favourite spot for breakfast. Don't know if it has changed hands but we revisited this morning and were very disappointed. The table was dirty after a cursory wipe over and we waited ages...More

Thank JerryDunnett
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Always lovely food and good coffee. However, unfortunately also always slow and rude staff that ignores you. Even if they would say ‘I’ll be right with you’ rather than just ignoring your presence. I understand that clearing the table is important,but is it so important...More

Thank DijanaD
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

This is a great coffee shop with a nice concept focusing on local and healthy ingredients. Very delicious, friendly staff and cool atmosphere!

Thank Vladimir H
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little spot for breakfast, service was good. I had pouches eggs on toast and it was good, however it’s not my favourite since I have been exploring the rest of what Melbourne has to offer. This was the first spot me...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed October 20, 2017

At very short notice Il Fornaio catered for a private function, a hens party after the previously booked venue rudely cancelled at the last minute because they got a better offer. Il Fornaio staff were casually relaxed and quietly hovered in the back ground attending...More

Thank jill778
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We're long time il Fornao regulars, and it was always good food. But now it's even better! Three cheers for the new chef! BUT I have to mark it down because the music is soooo loud and bounces off the concrete surfaces - intolerable! The...More

Thank roundtown59
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

The coffee at Il Fornaio isn't too bad and the croissants and pastries are delicious, definitely recommend if you are after a quick bite to eat

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed May 1, 2017

In case you didn't know - I didn't - Il Fornaio means "baker" in Italian, which is why I said forget the croissants, although probably they are excellent, too. I went for the Eggs Benedict with salmon and it was delicious. Plenty of salmon, perfect...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Good value hole-in-the-wall cafe with a small al fresco area. Very friendly back packer type staff. Reasonably priced, good value tasty food. Quite interesting interior. There's lots around here and you can do far worse than il Fornaio.

Thank Rodent_16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 2922
Il Fornaio’s philosophy is simple – we’re a young hospitality group that wants to bring wholesome and nutrient dense food to the neighbourhood. Community is a priority to us, so we source our produce from local Victorian farmers to support families and their faces behind the labels. As part of an active and purposeful movement away from dairy and meat-heavy diets, Il Fornaio is forging a new path for the café evolution in Melbourne. Bread and pastries have been mastered using traditional French techniques with only plant based ingredients. Our meat and dairy offering is free from growth promotes, hormones and antibiotics. Our chicken, pork and lamb is sourced from Bertie’s butcher who specialises in free range & organic products. Our chook egg’s are living the open range dream from a local company called ‘real eggs’.
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