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“Great bar!”

Ponyfish Island Cafe
Ranked #79 of 4,179 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Southbank
Reviewed August 30, 2013

I was lucky enough to be in Melbourne with people who live there and they took us to this great bar! It is situated in the middle of the river hugging the bridge. It feels like you are on a boat! Great unique location and great views of the Melbourne skyline on the riverside. Definitely worth a stop and few drinks!

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Situated right on a small island on the river, right under a pedestrian bridge, this café/bub is a great place for an evening drink.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stopped here several times on a recent stay in Melbourne (every time we crossed the bridge to be honest!). Friendly staff, good drinks and a quirky location - highly recommend stiopiing here for a drink when in Melbourne. Also, excellent alternative music, and a nice 'away from the southbank despite being near the southbank' feel.

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Thank DH9382
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a really neat little spot built down around the pylon of a bridge across the Yarra. It is a little grungy though, and straight up, I had a problem, because they dont have a coffee machine!
That being said, there were plenty of cold drinks, and we had a late breakfast. I had a BLT, which was not bad, and my partner had a breakfast wrap, which he was really impressed by.
Worth a visit, but not for the food, and dont go looking for a coffee!

Thank Melissa D
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We arrived on a chilly Melbourne day and after walking around the city for a while decided to stop for a drink here. Cool atmosphere and feels a bit like you are on a boat - fun to watch the activity on the river. It was a little bit cold but they had the heaters going which helped. Mulled wine was delicious and just what we needed to fend off the cold. Great way to get a different perspective of the city. Walking past again on a Friday afternoon / night it was packed so we were glad we had gone on a reasonably quiet Wednesday afternoon.

Thank Megs_TS
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