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Cafe Zappa

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206 Bank St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great big dining room with awesome breakfast and coffee ☕️ I also had the fresh squeezed blood orange 🍊 juice! So delicious! Poached egg, goat curd and avocado on toast! Delicious 😋 Eat here

Thank Chris W
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had gnocchi with mushroom onion sauce, my partner grilled chicken with caprese salad, both were fresh and nicely balanced

Thank sunnski22
St Kilda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Good coffee and food hidden away next to South Melbourne Town Hall. Out of the way and popular with locals like me. Nice folks run the place. Not open on weekends though. Come here every morning weekdays.

Thank Steve P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We've been to Zappa a bunch of times over the past year and love it. Staff are really friendly, remember coffee orders, food and coffee are fantastic and the cafe has a great atmosphere. Also very reasonably priced!

Thank jras123
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

For the real Melbourne coffee experience. Small indoors but a lovely outdoor area if weather permits. Its Melbourne - you could get lucky for an hour

Thank desertdivajones
Kangaroo Flat, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

Precincts such as the Degraves laneway and Lygon Street catch the buzz as coffee hotspots in the tourist literature, but I reckon South Melbourne is this town's chief caffeine hotspot. Inside/around South Melbourne Market, along Clarendon and in the residential streets east of the main drag, there are more good coffee spots than you could go to in a year.... More 

Thank Bukko_Canukko
Canberra, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Before attending an early afternoon concert at ANAM we enjoyed some great sandwiches and good coffee. Good range of bagles and panninis plus a daily blackboard specials. WiFi available plus large outdoor seating. Reasonable prices and friendly staff.

Thank Warren C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Zappa has been a local's own special for years and the recent repaint and refresh has kept the same quality kitchen staff and coffee that makes other big names in the area look like poor relations. Gnocchi Ragu on a Thursday, purgatory eggs on a Saturday or bombolone at any time!!! Best gluten free bread in Melbourne. Priced right, friendly... More 

Thank Simon M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2015

Visited recently and enjoyed the ragu gnocchi and my friend the spagetti marinara. Both excellent and decent portions. friendly service and prompt. Coffee after was also great. It has an outdoor area with large umbrellas providing shade. Inside can be a bit stuffy Good value and well worth a visit

Thank lluv2travel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2014

If I am in the area, having a coffee here is always a nice experience and especially if the weather is nice. It was overcast and sprinkling rain the day we were there so we had a coffee inside. The service is good and the coffee is always great. It is obviously a family run business which is themed with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 Bank St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 96999333

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