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Plaza Sotomayor 33, Valparaiso 2361793, Chile
7:50 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:50 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:50 am - 8:00 pm
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St James, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

The only coffee hit in South America. Australians are spoilt when it comes to a quality cup of coffee. After many failed cups of coffee on our trip around South America, we have found our home away from home coffee hit. These guys know and respect the coffee making process, especially the importance of heating the milk. We came back... More 

Thank Wunmulla
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Really loved the setup of the café. As a foreigner, it was one of the only spots I found quality, non-instant coffee in town. When I was there, however, they claimed to have wifi and a waitress later confessed it was not actually working. That was my only complaint. Other than that, nice location right in the heart of the... More 

Thank Rachel W
Valparaiso, Chile
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

great coffee, excellent service and very clean. We sat in the upostairs area which is very quiet and comfortable.

Thank 864martin
Rio del Mar, California
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My Chilean buddy, Huevoduro, and I were headed for the port when he suggested that we stop for coffee. We did exactly that at the Melbourne Cafe, located at the north end of Plaza Sotomayor. GOOD coffee, excellent service, and tables outside to soak up the sun. . . . In WINTERTIME! The two young ladies who served us were... More 

Thank Richard D
Warsaw, Poland
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66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We found the place just before closing time (8:00 pm) and there were some sandwiches and salad to take away we enjoyed. In the morning the choice was bigger and coffee good.

Thank Malgorzata R
Walgett, Australia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I had a walking tour about to start, so I just grabbed a quick coffee and croissant thing. No complaints. Staff spoke english well. Coffee is good.

Thank Braden H
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have been craving a good cup of coffee ever since I got to Chile and I finally found it here in cafe Melbourne! Cute little cafe, we sat upstairs and overlooked the plaza and I really enjoyed my cappuccino!

Thank Christina S
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The coffee and cake were great and so was the service. Prices were very reasonable and there was ample to chose from.

Thank h45
Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I was in need of a good coffee and found the Melbourne to be the place to satisfy that need. Friendly staff. Have a small menu of things that go with coffee or tea. After looking at what was available chose to stick with the coffee.

Thank Bill B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop for a coffee before work or quick, delicious lunch midday. Friendly atmosphere, wifi, and welcoming for tourists as well as Chileans.

Thank Rebecca C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:50 am - 8:00 pm
7:50 am - 8:00 pm
7:50 am - 8:00 pm
7:50 am - 8:00 pm
7:50 am - 8:00 pm
7:50 am - 8:00 pm
9:50 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Sotomayor 33, Valparaiso 2361793, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 56-32-2225013
At Melbourne Cafe you will find the best coffee, panini sandwiches, salads and muffins. We'll do our best to make your visit comfortable in our cafe. Come and visit us!!!! We are located in Plaza Sotomayor square, next to the port and train station. English spoken!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?