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Cafe Sweethearts

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Cafe, Australian
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263 Coventry St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
03 9690 6752
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted warmly and seated near the window. Shame there is not a blind on the window to shield the sun. That said we ordered coffee which was great. I ordered my soup which when presented to me was inside and outside the bowl and thankfully not all over me due to the wooden board. Supposedly you get some... More 

Thank Natalie1964
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to have breakfast here twice in one week during a recent stay in Melbourne with family. The 2 adults & 2 children in the group had plenty of choices with one of the largest egg menus I think I've ever seen!! We tried a number of different options and were very impressed each time. Eggs perfectly... More 

Thank UKconnection
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I'm sorry Sweethearts, you were pleasant enough & very polite, you were clean, looked good & tasted good, but something was missing, there was just no spark between us. I'm sure there are many who would disagree, I'm just not in love with you - let's just be friends.

Thank WendyYoungMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Café Sweethearts was one of the first 'breakfast' places in the area, in fact Melbourne, and has always been a family favourite. When family visited from interstate it was a tradition to have breakfast on their last day before going to the airport. Sweethearts is quite small and intimate but has a good atmosphere and the food is good !

Thank Miffy112015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We tried several of their breakfast specialties including grilled zucchini on polenta with poached egg, the eggs Benedict and the quinoa with poached eggs -- all were excellently executed and tasty!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I'm a long time customer of Cafe Sweethearts, originally bought here by a friend to reflect on the Cold Chisel song " Breakfast at Sweethearts ". Always consistent, friendly service, with great pancakes. This time I was caught short with no change for parking at a business breakfast meeting. They willingly gave me coins from the till, and just added... More 

Thank alandel01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

we decided to try this place as we were looking for something different we took our seat outside with in 1min a girl came over with a bottle of water and menus said ill be back in a few min and she was took our order i think our meals and coffee (coffee is excellent ) took all of about... More 

Thank woozaa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Very nice cafe with a great variety of breakfast options. Pancakes are outstanding. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, fair prices. Woiuld always come back.

Thank Klaus G
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

I had breakfast here twice in one week, and will go again before my Melbourne visit ends. Man, these people know how to poach an egg and to make lovely dishes around it. Side of spinach was fresh, not overcooked, and clean (remembering my sandy experience earlier that week in another breakfast place). Orange juice and coffee were both good,... More 

Thank Onno62
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

I really love this place—fantastic Eggs Benedict and great coffee. It never fails to impress. A good place to start the day before going off to the South Melbourne Markets which are close by. Mind you, their pancakes are also to die for—but you will be waddling home afterwards. Friendly, inviting staff. Good with kids too. One of my favourite... More 

Thank Joseph D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $20
Cafe, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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: 263 Coventry St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03 9690 6752

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