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Captains of Industry

££ - £££Cafe,
Level 1, 2 Somerset Place | Cbd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“poached eggs” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian
££ - £££
Level 1, 2 Somerset Place | Cbd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captains of industry is always my favourite cafe to have coffee talks with my friend. Their location and interior fitting (industry yet boutique style) makes us feel very cozy. I love to sit at the sewing machine (they use it as table) to relax after...More

Thank GeorginaOh867
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Whether you just wanna hang solo or share a coffee with someone special or grab a meal with a group you will feel welcome n ur mood will improve as you forget about what’s happening outside. The music transports you back in time. Grab a...More

Thank Geoffrey M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Wouldn't have found this if not for our tour guide from Hidden Secrets Tour Company. Great food in an unusual atmosphere but really loved the difference. Everyone in the tour group seemed to like their lunch and you can have a look around at the...More

Thank Leesa F
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A quirky little spot up a flight of stairs off one of Melbourne's alleyways. They repair shoes, cut hair and make some awesome food. This was the last stop on a walking tour and was certainly a highlight. Absolutely delicious, very substantial sandwiches and fresh...More

Thank Cory049
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I often stop for a coffee and occasionally for lunch. discretely hidden away entrance leads you up stairs to a quirky industrial type setting. The service is prompt, helpful but unobtrusive. You can feel comfortable here solo but it accommodates large groups or couples easily....More

Thank Footpeg
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Interesting cafe in CBD, entrance is down Somerset place close to Elizabeth St. It's an industrial style quirky cafe with really lovely lunchtime menu. I enjoyed a breakfast item, which I thoroughly enjoyed. There were 7 of us and we were easily seated and meals...More

Thank HOtravels
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Accidentally stumbled across this place with my Dad after we were put off by the long line at Manchester Press. The building is a Barbour shop, cafe and has a tattoo parlour one level up. It has a really cool vibe and is not pretentious...More

Thank Benvoa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

What a great eccentric place to visit. We had a toasted sandwich to share and drinks, great service and great food in a quirky environment little know but oh so worth the visit. To understand my title you have to visit!

Thank Polly D
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great quirky atmosphere and good view of the GPO. I expected good coffee but got great coffee. Very Melbourne. Breakfast was good too I had the mushrooms. lovely and buttery on good bread and with good flavour. Well worth going to.

Thank Darryl C
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A must for your visit to Melbourne. You could so easily miss the black door entrance to the industrial building. Going up to the 1st floor, you are welcomed into a room with a very tall ceiling, bar down one side, open windows across the...More

Thank Priteshshah74
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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Level 1, 2 Somerset Place | Cbd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
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