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150 Alexandra Avenue | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9827 0488
07:00 - 17:30
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Sun 08:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:30
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been going to this local icon since it brilliantly opened a very casual eatery. It encouraged outside life next to the Yarra & was pet friendly. I meet my old friends from other places as it was convenient & tasty. It has always had a curry of the day, which was tasty. Today it was mush with no... More 

Thank Trish K
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well we had perfect Melbourne weather so that made the outdoor seating idyllic.This place is nice and chilled, friendly and attentive staff who try and accomodate all requests. Coffee was on point as was the food.

Thank anchick01
Melbourne, Australia
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696 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a most relaxed setting and the restaurant has become very popular so that parking here can be an issue. Bikers and dog walkers love it too for a quick coffee. Sitting next o the river on a warm sunny day is perfect. Food took a while to come once ordered but both it and the coffee were fine... More 

Thank John P
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I had brunch here on a sunny day - the location is super nice. Lots of cyclists and walkers so a relaxed vibe. The food and drinks came quite promptly and were nice, without being spectacular. Staff were pleasant. I would definitely come back for a casual coffee and snack.

Thank MarinaCanberra
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Very busy, bustling cafe with an excellent location by the Yarra. Really nice menu with substantial servings. Have tried many of the dishes here, the beef Reuben sandwich, corn fritters, pide, the burger are some of our favourites and consistently good. Dog and bike friendly and good wait staff have my family returning frequently.

Thank Travelswithmyfriends
Melbourne, Australia
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237 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Kanteen is set in a gorgeous setting overlooking the river.The outside areas are great on a good day.The service is ok but not great.Our table water arrived with warm plastic cups.Our order was taken fairly quickly but took ages to arrive.The chicken pride was very average and very dry and over toasted.The George burrito was stuffed full of dry meat... More 

Thank Mathew M
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Since it has been sold this once great destination as from what I have experienced has been in decline and today was the worst experience ever! You go for coffee to enjoy it and pay without hassle! Well, the owner a waitress and a cook in a busy venue (well what used to be busy) had us wait extra long... More 

Thank Bradley D
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Good food, excellent coffee, tables outside under the trees - seems very popular with cyclists, young mums and the odd businessman sneaking out for lunch. Interesting menu, cool staff and a nice place to spend an hour or two in the spring sunshine.

Thank Peaspatula
Melbourne, Australia
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236 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Ventured here for lunch as nearby Church Street impossible for parking plus the location on the banks of the Yarra would be lovely outside on a warm sunny day. Specialising in breakfast & lunch the food is very good with my companion thoroughly enjoying his chicken curry whilst my Ruben sandwich was good but not up to New York style... More 

Thank Roger1278
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016

An open cafe serving interesting lunches. The staff are friendly and helpful. The surrounds are great. Easy to get to and with lots of parking along the Yarra River.

Thank frankchau88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Alexandra Avenue | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9827 0488

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