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“A gem in South Melbourne.”
Review of Cafe Zappa

Cafe Zappa
Ranked #1,413 of 4,151 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Australian
Neighborhood: South Melbourne
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Neighborhood: South Melbourne
Reviewed November 2, 2012

As a Frank Zappa fan for more than 40 years, my husband discovered this wonderful coffee shop on an app on his phone. From that moment, it became essential for him that we visited...and what an experience. For the Zappa fans it is a shrine to the old rock icon...photos, albums, paintings and memorabilia. Michael, the owner spent time with us, laughing and sharing with my husband many stories of the great man and amongst much laughter they both recounted lines from songs and various albums etc. Then came out our lunch...beautiful toasted vegetable panninis and coffee. The experience was almost surreal especially for my husband. The hospitality and fun we shared with Michael certainly made this a memorable experience.

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Thank Robyn596
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

We live round the corner, so this is an easy stroll for us, but even if it were more of a hike, it's worth the trip. Michael, the owner, learned the secrets of Italian cooking at his mother's knee and the kitchen operates like an Italian family kitchen. The food is wonderful, authentic, flavoursome, plentiful and the "kitch-ness" of the Frank Zappa themed decor just give it additional atmosphere. Osso Bucco day is Wednesday and locals mark the day in their diaries if free. Expect to be treated like an old friend once you are known. It's a local treat we have come to value greatly!!

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Thank MAMMelbourne
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

Small local secret, the best coffee and service. These guys take your experience seriously and work their socks off to make sure you have the best coffee each and every cup. A generous breakfast even by our Brits standard, substantial. Needless to say, the locals eat more healthily and Zappa are onto it. Great staff who appear to love what they are doing and it shows.

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Thank fmcintyre
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

I visited here recently. Great coffee. Excellent breakfast. Service friendly.

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Thank CFLDI
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