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“Hidden gem in the heart of Croydon”

The Lower Deck Cafe
Ranked #11 of 93 Restaurants in Croydon
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: phone (03) 9723 1872
Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

On our morning walk, my husband took me to Lower Deck to stop for a coffee. Hidden in the rear of an aging shop strip is a vibrant welcoming gem.
Exposed brick walls adorned with stainless steel herb pots, polished timber benches, mirrors and chandelier welcomes you as you pour over a menu of culinary choices.
The owners have taken the time to invest in the interior design of this place to create a warm and modern atmosphere. Something desperately needed in the area.

Taking in the surroundings we treated ourselves to a light meal. If anyone likes a cooked breakfast, try the Vego Breakie. Poached egg on a bed of panfried thyme mushrooms, spinach, cherry tomatoes and marinated feta, served on toasted sourdough. Amazing wake up for the taste buds. The coffee is superb and the service is to match. Water and smiles are free.

By 10.30am the cafe was full to the brim with diners, so if youre looking for brunch get in early. If you don't mind the fresh air, the cafe also offers an outdoor dining area to accommodate the rush.

Bill was very reasonable. Truly worth the money spent and we will DEFINATELY become regular customers.

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2  Thank Mrs_Grixti
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Meeting friends for Saturday or Sunday brinch should be a fun experience, and it was at the Lower Deck, with one reservation, they won't take bookings for less than 4 people (and there were 3 of us) and so we took pot luck. The food and coffee were better than expected, but the table was a little small and space was limited between tables which resulted in a slightly cramped feel. Next time, I'll book for 4 people and then just say one of them can't make it.

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2  Thank PhilNelson
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

What a find. Cafe has a lovely feel
Great food, large serve and reasonably priced. Great service as well

1  Thank International_Apollo
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Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Great find, quite new by the looks of things. Service was fantastic, friendly and professional. The restaurant itself has a great atmosphere, very trendy feel to it and the food is a step above the rest. I had poached eggs and was very impressed, served on sourdough toast, coffee was great. Didn't seem to cater for kids too much but I didn't ask either! I will be going back and taking friends and family to enjoy it too!

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1  Thank MaddiesMum
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Very cosy and great food. Should be good in the summer with an outdoor area.

Thank ajmackie
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