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“Find the owner just a little sarcastic”
Review of Carbone's cafe - CLOSED

Carbone's cafe
Cuisines: Australian, Healthy
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Been here about there time and have found the owner increasingly sarcastic.

The menu gives an indication of his sarcasm and lack of tolerance. On the back of the menu is list of sarcastic answers to what are probably frequently asked questions.

Food is okay nothing special. Desserts are probably more their forte. Don't ask for coffee or chai to be extra hot, this will lead to a snide remark.

And you can expect one more snide remark when paying at the register. The line was heard used with another customer and then ourselves. The owner thought the other customer and ourselves were being impatient, which was not the case, the owner was preparing drinks for other customers and acted like we had expected him to drop everything and serve us, which was not the case. His incorrect expectation was accompanied in each instance with a sarcastic comment, which I think he thought was funny.

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Thank 2shea
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stumbled on by chance. Great location, clean and relaxed atmosphere, very good menu, and food was delicious. Prices and service were very good.

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

The food we had during our visit was very good and gluten free options were well catered for. Unfortunately the visit was let down by poor service. For whatever reason the person who gave us service didn't seem very interested in being there and that let the whole experience down.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

The chicken salad was sensational, better than most I've had in Melbourne! The staff are friendly and the view is to die for. Make sure you read the front of the menu and say hello to the beautiful Eddie, the dog! I'll be back!

Thank JulesTMW
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is not just worth the stop along the way its worth driving to as a destination for food..We were pleasantly surprised with the richness and freshness of flavour this cafe provided. There was good choice on the menu for the my the three of us all with very different preferences for food.

The quick witted good humoured host is a character that adds to the experience.
The menu FAQs are a must read for a good laugh and really clever. Tried garfish for the first time and it was delicious as were the salads.

It is true as one of the reviewers mentioned that the coffee is hot - but that is how its meant to be. It is very good value for money.

Get there you won't be disappointed.

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Thank swagman1
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