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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 24 April 2024

We ate brunch here twice as it was so good! Service was excellent and the breakfast options were delicious. Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Smoothie bowl mango oats cereal was too sweet . Not enjoyable . Too much sugar in it. Two large round tables should be replaced with tables for 2. Coffee and hot chocolate not hot enough for us .

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 July 2023 via mobile

Very popular place for brunch in Melbourne. Waited for 40min but food was delicious so worth the wait. Staff is friendly. Queen Victoria Market is just nearby so can go there to kill time while waiting for table.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023 via mobile

Bloody beautiful breakfast! I had the black rice porridge which I'd never had before & it was soooo good I could have eaten 2 bowls! My husband had the eggs bene & said it was really delish too. Coffee was great too.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

Get the Ube waffles to share or just for yourself. Tastes like a pretty standard waffle, but the fruits and sauce made this just heaven!! Also had the corn fritters and my husband had the soft shell crab omelette. Recommend going here for a great...breakfast or lunch!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

We called by for lunch and were a little daunted by the crowds inside, so we asked for a table on the street. We had an umbrella to give us some shelter. The building is historic and housed the first telephone exchange in Melbourne, staffed...with women operators. The food was pricey, but looked interesting. We chose a Teriyaki Mushroom dish (on toast) and the thoughtfully brought us extra cutlery and a plate with the water bottle. they even brought us additional water when we finished the first carafe. The food was excellent with a rich sauce.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 May 2023 via mobile

This cafe was very busy. Waited a short while for a seat but SO worth the wait. Choice of coffees. Ours were all great. Varied menu. Despite the fact that it was so busy the service was excellent,

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

Great food, exceptional coffee. Best coffee I’ve had in Melbourne the whole weekend I was there. Will be back next visit to Melbourne.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

Decent restaurant. Good Cocktails. Average management, speaking to staff poorly. Kitchen flair, pretty sick

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 19 January 2023

We have visited a number of times before and we weren't disappointed this time. We had 6 in our group on this occasion and everyone was throughly impressed with their meals. Coffee is fab as is the food, its a must visit on a trip...to Melbourne.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2022 via mobile

We had ube pancakes and korean chicken burger and also a mocha. All dishes were awesome! They have way more items that we wished we could try but were too full

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

My friend had the best tacos she’s ever had in her life, I had the best eggs Benedict I’ve ever had in my life. Coffee was sensational and latte art was immaculate. Lovely service, really nice staff. Will 100% go back.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

Quick and delicious. Exactly what we needed on a Sunday morning. Coffee is just perfect. Can't wait to come back again! A regular spot for me when visiting Melbourne.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 December 2021

We enjoyed a delish breakfast here. I had the traditional eggs Benedict which was good. My friend had the pancakes. The service was a little slow but perhaps that was more down to the busy time of day we choose to eat here at.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 December 2021 via mobile

I picked Operator 25 because it was open for breakfast on Sunday morning and I enjoyed the humour on the cafe's website. I chose the Smashed Avo ($19) because, when done well, it's delicious. And Operator 25 does it well. Coffee perfect too. We sat...outside as inside had already filled up with customers. We looked on as the line grew outside; it's a popular place. I think I'll book next time...More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Operator 25 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4