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Maling Room

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Corner of Maling Rd and Canterbury Rd, Canterbury, Boroondara, Victoria 3126, Australia
+61 3 9836 9889
07:00 - 16:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Since winning nest boutique roaster 2013 TMR implement continuam improvements as consistent with Specialty Coffee. Their new roastery label is Symmetry aligning with the house blend aka Symmetry pouring from the LaMarzocco Strada on their very busy bar in the very beautiful iconic post office.

Thank Jonathon S
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had been to Maling Room several times, it had never disappointed us. Food was delicious and there is a great selection of coffee. The location is an old post office and the timber furnishing gives a cozy feeling, but there are limited seating and the place is always packed every time we went there, not suitable... More 

Thank Nana_in_Lala_Land
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453 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Whenever in Maling Road we enjoy the Maling Room. Great food and coffee. Terrific staff and service. Their fresh coffee beans are worth purchasing.

Thank LikeTraveler
Miami, Florida
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380 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The mailing room is a old Victorian style building, probably an old post office (with such a name). It is quite noisy inside and it was a bit hectic on the 24th Dec. Service was a bit stiff and not very friendly. It seems they could hardly cope with the situation. Coffee is fine. No complain.

Thank FranckJa
Melbourne, Australia
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192 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is so well named occupying the old Post Office in Maling Road.Food is simple and coffee fine.Service can be a bit haphazard as most staff seem somewhat young and inexperienced.However this cafe is always well patronised and given the choice in Maling Road shows the locals like this cafe

1 Thank Brian B
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee with great food. They roast the berms themselves and sell a great variety, all to a high standard. Great ambiance and cafe.

Thank Bob S
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Busy cafe with good coffee, walked into one of the competitors up the road looked at the menu and walked out again. Found ourselves in here, ordered scrambled eggs with salmon and avocado. It was well prepared and tasty!

Thank Foodiecoffee
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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Well I was sceptical on first indoor impression as from the outside I love old post offices but once inside I thought this won't be good coffee as the place inside has no atmosphere bland decor too mix match furniture no real theme! Needs a total make over! However as per the Age Good Food Guide 2013 award winner best... More 

Thank Bradley D
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Former Canterbury Post Office located at the entrance to classic Maling Rd off busy Canterbury Rd. Original condition with high windows and wooden floorboards. Noisy but good service and great coffee. Good place to meet friends for a catch up.

Thank Michael C
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

This place is showing signs of wear. It's a large cavernous room with no outside views. So while it is big, it feels claustrophobic. The windows are high up and are made of stained glass. There's a room adjacent to the main floor, where small children were eating with their family, and every word/scream was audible. Wait staff look as... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Maling Rd and Canterbury Rd, Canterbury, Boroondara, Victoria 3126, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9836 9889

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