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69 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 16:00
Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a most enjoyable breakfast with South American friends. The coffee is good. It's also strong. I gather the food is authentic. The decor is really good, and the place has a really fun atmosphere. I want to go again.

Thank Elaine S
South Australia
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very loud and busy at lunch time but good food and friendly service, some vego options and a hipster coffee with a tag to tell me about the bean origin and roasting details :) nice place will definitely go back again.

Thank Mollymoke
Newcastle, Australia
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Dropped in to this place for lunch for four of us. Great little cafe, unassuming, but with fabulous south american food, delicious drinks, friendly and relaxed. Loved the chorizo arapa and the guava juice.

Thank Kimmerbellum
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Went with my sister to taste colombian food and it was actually great. We loved the decoration and the atmosphere of the place, very authentic. They have a good range of colombian products. However, they did not have some of them and the service was lifeless, a bit boring I would say. Overall It is a nice place to go... More 

Thank Angie M
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I went to this cafe last week, and I went again this weekend. The cafe itself is warm and welcoming and the staff are very friendly. You absolutely must try the Chai Latte - I reckon it is one of the best in town! If you are going in for breakfast, they have a wide range of Arepa, so do... More 

Thank ythatun
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175 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My new fave, this great little Colombian place has fantastic vibe and is so chill. Portions are small but tasty. If you're hungry, just order more :). Great hot choc and coffee too. Will be back to have more arepa...YUM!!

Thank melb0urnef00die
Queenstown, New Zealand
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I've been there a couple of times already. Great coffee, awesome arepas and I'm love with their alfajores! Staff is very friendly and relaxed. Love the latin music in the background too. Whenever I'm the area I can't walk past this little place without stopping for a coffee and a snack!

Thank Carina R
Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I've been wanting to try traditional Colombian hot chocolate with cheese for ages so when I found out I could get it at Sonido of course I had to go! This little cafe had a great vibe with friendly staff, inviting smells and infectious cumbia music playing in the background. I decided to get a little out of my comfort... More 

Thank elkirin
Superior, Wisconsin
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405 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Stopped in for breakfast today. Not being an Aussie, I felt I had to try the Vegemite choice on the menu; an Arepa with vegemite, guacamole, and tomatoes. A long black for a wake-me-up, and I was good to go. I sat where I could watch the coffee barista do her thing; which was a constant barrage of coffee drinks... More 

Thank Barry D
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We popped in here for a late lunch/snack and had some delicious cheese arepas and empanadas. I loved the Latin American decor and the relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Sarah T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Cafe, South American, Colombian, Spanish, Venezuelan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy

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Staying in Fitzroy

Neighbourhood Profile
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots, hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic. Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll find little independent shops where local clothes and furniture designers display their wares. There are specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its cuisine and art galleries, but if you want to buy an old-fashioned snooker table, there is a shop for that too. Small pubs still exist, tucked away on the corners of suburban side streets that serve up traditional Sunday roasts. Live music abounds, and the street performers play so hard you worry to tip them would ruin their concentration. Venture to the Spanish quarter on Johnston Street and you may even find street dancing. It is all happening amidst off-beat street murals and the shuffle of a very funky neighbourhood that embraces both old and new.
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