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“Great Big Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Environs Cafe - CLOSED

Environs Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Melbourne
Level Contributor
43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Big Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Their home made baked beans are fab, you will never eat canned ones again! Eggs Florentine delicious with yummy Hollandaise sauce, service staff are lovely and friendly too.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Jane J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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English first
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Environs - a poor imitation of what it one was - Mummy's”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We started going to Mummy's in 1988 and kept going back for the Nacho's, coffee but mostly the atmosphere. We infact went there after our wedding for a cappuccino - sadly when it was for sale for $50,000 we didnt buy it, and now it is a shadow of its former self. Where once it catered to University students and the alternative (the type of place Marx and Ingels would have gone to plan their revolution, or Che and Fidel... it is now soul-less.... no atmosphere... catering for the type of ppl that close down coffee roasting houses because they dont like the smell of beans in the morning. It WAS a fantastic place, small - yes, crowded - yes, dirty, maybe so but it was OUR place. Now sadly it is just another below average cafe. I wish the woman who ran it in c1988-90 would come back. We miss you and your cafe!!!
It has gone and despite all the incarnatons it will never be what it was...

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Salhaladin
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Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Service experience sets benchmark.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Fourth time at Environs today. It was fantastic. We had previously decided not to return to Environs because whilst the food was consistently excellent the service had been consistently chaotic.
We went this morning with grave reservations but it was a birthday brekkie invitation and so we braced ourselves for messy tables and inattentive service.
What a great turn around there has been. It was a busy morning and from the moment we entered there was a sense of a FOH team who were all working seamlessly together, had set standards and delivered excellence in hospitality.
The food was still delicious and the whole experience was a real pleasure.

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Thank Charleareid
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Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Eggs benadict all day.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

First time to environs, we live locally but had never been. Great little place, coffee was great food was great service, guess what. Grest

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Thank Briancaspet
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NZ/Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just what we were looking for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

My husband and I were looking for a cosy place to have breakfast on a Saturday morning. We wanted to devour local, fresh produce and this is exactly what was served up! Environs was very busy but the staff welcomed us and found us a table with no problems. The food was delicious. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited September 2012
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Helpful?
Thank Ilongforthesun
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