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“Recommended, and met expectations++”
Review of Vela 9

Vela 9
Ranked #16 of 30 Restaurants in Inverloch
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 21, 2013

9 of us here, having driven from Melbourne this afternoon. All gave 9/10 to 10/10 for mains. "Home based taste."
Frangipani Tart excellent.

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Thank JackIrish2
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

A true gem. Fabulous food, contemporary coffee, serious service and perfect prices. A serious competitor for all others in the business. We'll definitely be coming back.

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Thank Czarn
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

My partner and I visited Vela 9 over the long weekend, wow, what a place, this place was humming, busy busy busy, but the staff were very pleasant whilst under pressure from the hoards. We read the previous disappointed customer comments, and totally disagree with those comments.
My partner and I are foodies and are in the industry and we thought this team did a bloody memorable job under demanding conditions. The staff informed us there would be a 40+ minute wait on food and coffee, we chose to stay and enjoy the beautiful day. We were very impressed by the way the menu read, tempura soft shelled crab, haloumi & zucchini fritters, decadent sandwiches, homemade chunky meat pies. Did we mention the cake cabinet, delicious homemade delights (rarely do you find cafe/restaurants that make & bake their own cakes) it was full with stunning treats, catering for the gluten intolerant , flour less orange cake & flour less chocolate cake with 2 kg of chocolate in it we were told. The new look vela 9 is open everyday now 8-6 and open for dinner Friday & Saturday evenings. The pricing is outstanding, really excellent value for money for food handmade and made to order. The breakfasts are the best we've discovered anywhere in Victoria, they are now open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, happy days everyone, this place is finally open.
The place was packed everyday of the long weekend, people literally hanging off the rafters, everything was worth the wait, we will be back, we can't wait, we will be singing their praises, these guys know how to do it, they've been in the industry for about 25 years in Melbourne & locally. It's not as formal or expensive as it was with the previous owners, it's wonderful that they are offering a new venue, fantastic product, great service, open every day and serving ultimately the best coffee in the region, we will be back

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1  Thank Foodluver22
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Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Food and service are fantastic. More than just the basic menu. Food is fresh and really tasty. Big vela brekkie and croque monsier to die for. Down to earth, welcoming

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Thank Chris F
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

After standing at the register for 5 minutes while staff were talking, we finally got served. After waiting a either 15 minutes I finally got my take away coffee. Staff were slow moving and lacked motivation.
not very impressed over all and would not recommend it.
sorry guys...

4  Thank JoshB1995
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