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Cafe Vue

Central Business District
Cafe, French, Australian
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401 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9691 3843
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
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Sydney, Australia
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Please don't be put off by the unappealing entrance to Cafe Vue. Once inside you will be intoxicated by the cozy bistro feel, attentive service and menu offering wonderful interpretations of classic French dishes. Do take advantage of the staffs' excellent recommendations regards wine, cheese or dessert.

Thank Tracy A
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

I joined three girlfriends to have brunch for a 40th birthday. The food was nice - small portions. My biggest disappointment was that we brought a cake with us (we always takes cakes everywhere and we've never had a problem). Not only were we not allowed to eat the cake after spending our $100 in the cafe, they wouldn't even... More 

Thank wonderwoman3030
Country WA
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Situated at Heide Art Gallery. A beautiful gallery followed by wonderful coffee, picture perfect desserts and lovely setting. A magic spot for a few hours with family or friends. Easy access from the city.

Thank TheLyonsPride
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215 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We shared the mixology experience here recently.....ohhh dear may be I am getting to old for this, but it was pretty shocking. Food, OK but come on, a cold night with hot food served on very cold plates. Food was luke warm and nothing to be excited about, despite our waiters enthusiasm in describing how the drinks fitted with the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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179 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

We went to Cafe Vue for breakfast with friends as it was a public holiday in Melbourne. It's in a great location next to the Heide Gallery. Service was excellent but the breakfast was just ok. I ordered avocado and fetta with a poached egg. The meal arrived, avocado still in its shell, toast so hard I could barely eat... More 

Thank Martin G
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Cafe Vue has a relatively small range on its menu, but each and every dish is prepared beautifully and consistently. The omelette with black pudding is exquisite, and the perfect introduction to blood sausage neophytes, who all of a sudden become converts. Great coffee, good service and a stable team who are friendly and attentive. There are things that only... More 

Thank Stephen S
Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Simple but well executed had some of the best fish I have ever had there - will be back 100% next time will explore more of the menu

Thank mcdonaldcraiga
Noosaville QLD
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Had invited friends to join me at Cafe Vue for brunch having decided to give them one more go after a previous disappointment. The eggs were amazing and worth the long wait, no burnt toast this time, but the service again was a huge disappointment.

Thank Jenny D
Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Had breakfast at Cafe Vue,very popular and busy however the staff struggled to stay on top of the game. When i finally received my order it was well worth the wait. The eggs were amazing.

Thank TLM-Terrigal
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

This cafe has an interesting breakfast menu though we kept to the traditional bacon and eggs, croissant, porridge - all very nice. Coffee cups could be a bit more generous.Will go there again.

Thank Kim F

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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
Cafe, French, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9691 3843

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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