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The Oaks Cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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673 Canterbury Road | Acorn Nursery, Surrey Hills, Boroondara, Victoria 3127, Australia
+61 3 9890 3162
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

Tried this place out for the first time, been into the nursery part which is great. I cant recall the name of the breakfast dish i ordered but it was a really small bowl with a few potatoes, salmon, mascarone & 2 very small poached eggs. This meal was absolutley terrible firstly it was the size a meal a toddler... More 

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Thank dkaylah
Surrey Hills, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Situated in an excellent nursery, this is a lovely place to prop and have a meal; breakkie, brunch, lunch, or morning and afternoon teas and coffees or a class of wine or beer. Very popular spot, although still missing the amazing homemade cakes they used to sell! They have special lunch boxes of kid friendly food, good service and a... More 

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Thank Loulou17Australia
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Love the food here. Lots of new dishes for breakfast and lunch. And of course cronuts to die for. Excellent coffee & friendly staff

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Thank Pierre G
melbourne, australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 24, 2016

I had lunch there yesterday with my mother. We have been going there for years and often had the same pototato pancake, with smoked salmon and creme fraiche. The two serves yesterday were tough and rubbery (how can you make a potato pancake rubbery!?). It was difficult to cut and very chewy. The miniscule dab of creme fraiche was mean... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Good food but terribly over priced...beautiful outlook onto the Acorn nursery and always impressed by the range of gift wares in the shop but I'd only eat here with the my friends as opposed to a family gathering.

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Thank Mumstheworld
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Coffee is excellent. With all the spring flowers in bloom ambiance is great. Friendly staff & great food. Lovely relaxing place for breakfast & lunch

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Thank Desilva2016
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Good standard cafe fare in a he beautiful Acirn Nursery and gift shop. Great for a weekend coffee and browse.

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Thank Heather A
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The cafe is located in a flower shop. Yes, the flower shop is large, beautiful but the cafe is not. It is just a simple cafe. Most of the time is crowd and noisy. The food is average level as other cafe in Melbourne.

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Thank Irismiao
Surrey Hills, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2016

A good place to take a break from searching for plants. The coffee is good and there are a wide ranges of snacks/light meals available. The meals we've had have been of a high quality. Order at the counter and meals etc. are brought to your table. Service is OK but it can get busy on the weekend. There's an... More 

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Rowville, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2016

Very busy Friday lunch, wet and cold so everyone indoors to eat. Outdoor seating available when weather is good. Beautiful café set among the plants and flowers in the Acorn Nursery and a shop selling beautiful clothes, jewellery, baby items, soaps, lotions, home decore etc. (a good place to hunt for a special gift). Extensive menu lots of options and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 673 Canterbury Road | Acorn Nursery, Surrey Hills, Boroondara, Victoria 3127, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Surrey Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9890 3162

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