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“Charming cafe, great coffee and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of De Clieu Cafe

De Clieu Cafe
Ranked #82 of 290 Restaurants in Fitzroy
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Fitzroy
Sydney
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Charming cafe, great coffee and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Nuff said - you won't go wrong here. Check out the poached eggs at brekky (or the pea and fetta salad).

Visited November 2012
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Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“good coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had a delightful filtered coffee here when last in Melbourne...and the food looked good too.
It's always full so that's an indication of the quality. Great bagged whole beans to takeaway as well in a variety of different blends.

  • Visited September 2012
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Quebec City, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

If you want a nice little cafe with great brunches and wonderful coffee or chai latte, this is the place to go.

The place is nice and calm, with nice design and great service.
We had a nice brunch with fresh ingredients and wonderful bread. They have different jams you can pick from on the counter and everyone can share.

The chai latte was perfect, just the right temperature.

Prices are good as well.

  • Visited August 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brunch - One of my favorites!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

I would say that this is one of the best brunch places in the area!
Great coffee, incredible food, good vibe, excellent staff, Aesop in the bathrooms... the list goes on....
However, with as many people will agree, it does get busy, so best avoid brunch rush hour on Saturday and Sunday unless you like waiting in a queue.
Go a little earlier if you can force yourself out of bed. Otherwise during the week, you will have all the seating and attention that you need. (can also be a good place to check out all the Fitzroy "cool kids").
Menu recommendation: I would say, dare to explore - I find it pretty hard to get imagine what I'm going to get from the description on the menu, but whenever I try something new it is tops! Personal favorite is the Pork Neck with Rosti and Fried Egg - De Clieu's take on Bacon and Eggs.

Veel plezier en eet smakelijk.

  • Visited April 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Coffee creamy lovely and pork neck fab but..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

Really rated the pork neck with Rosti and fried egg it was delicious yum scrum....it is a fascinating place with a real slice of life. I hated the seat I was on by the cake counter.couldn't sit comfortably because of the height and therefore couldn't relax.. It's great to be able to watch the kitchen but if you have it open with people watching you your on show....don't scratch your hair rub your face rub your butt send a txt, read a txt then stack clean dishes.....gross...the lovely little glass cake tank that we were sitting right beside had fruit flys and ants in it running over the lovely looking cakes...pesty critters and they did look lovely...the cakes not the ants and fruit fly...staff went promptly about sorting it when they were advised of situation however returning plates with ants back into a kitchen is tricky as there is the risk of contaminating another space. I really liked their menu what we ate was lovely fresh and a lovely balance of components however be aware auxcillary staff and how they are contributing to the overall experience especially when seating is as it. This place could on a different day have been a 5 star

  • Visited July 2012
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