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Project 219

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219 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 1717
08:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

My friend was visiting for the weekend and we were walking around the city being tourists! We stumbled on this place by accident. I liked the vibe and my friend was interested in the menu! We ordered dumplings to share and a burger and fries each. The dumplings were nothing extraordinary but decent and made fresh (however the Chinatown next... More 

1 Thank Ninz121
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

Me and a friend visited Project 219 for a casual dinner and drink. We had a great time in the bar downstairs, a very hipster little place with very comfy couches. The food was great, the burgers to die for and very reasonably sized.

Thank Keziah G
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Project 219 is a little hipster hole in the wall on Russell St that we found while wandering the streets on a weekend looking for coffee and breakfast. The coffee is strong without being bitter (flat white and long black). We had the big breakfast which had bacon, two eggs on toast, a hashbrown and grilled mushroom and spinach. Just... More 

1 Thank 1_Meerkat_1
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Love the downstairs 'speakeasy' bar. Great value drinks - friendly staff and very melbourne atmosphere! The cocktails are super creative and absolutely delish!

1 Thank Rmhan3
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We found this place on Trip Advisor and after reading the reviews took the 800m walk from our hotel to try it out. We were not disappointed. The coffee was delicious and hot - our second cup just as enjoyable as the first. My husband had eggs benedict and I had a vege pattie with a poached egg and smoked... More 

3 Thank Lynne F
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014

The honeymoon of this place is over. First trip was great, the owner couldn't interrupt us enough telling us all about the place. Tonight, they ran out of red wine replaced it with $7 bottle and charged $7 per glass. The burgers are good, but from now on, take away only. They play black and white movies from youtube downstairs... More 

2 Thank thisiscrazy12
Perth, Australia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We were in Melbourne only for 2 days and found this awesome little lounging breakfast spot. Nice food and great hot chocolate !

1 Thank Marianne_FR
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Good food, great service, nice coffee, would recommend to anyone looking for a nice little coffee shop in central Melbourne!

2 Thank Virgile M
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Melbourne for a week and found project 219. Excellent customer service, very friendly staff and the best burgers I have ever had. Highly recommended.

1 Thank aneleh11
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We found this place by accident while on holiday in Melbourne and made a point of coming back the next day. The food is delicious and is lighter than a lot of the other places we went to which we really appreciated. Service and atmosphere were also great, would highly recommend this place.

Thank olisace

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 1717

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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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Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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