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The Maling Room

Corner of Maling Rd and Canterbury Rd, Canterbury, Boroondara, Victoria 3126, Australia
+61 3 9836 9889
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Corner of Maling Rd and Canterbury Rd, Canterbury, Boroondara, Victoria 3126, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay so the coffee is okay. Not great but okay. Didn’t want just coffee. Many years ago this place was my go to spot for a delicious breakfast. I haven’t been in quite awhile and will never go again. I know places change but this...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the old Canterbury post office building and has a nice verandah for morning coffee. Worth a visit.

Thank Brett S
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Always on the lookout for a great coffee and you can't hide when they make a long black. Really enjoyed my coffee here. However it is loud in the main room and the bench seats in the smaller room would be awkward to eat from....More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I don’t know why the high rating for the coffee. It was weak and bland like drinking plain milk. These people should get out more and taste the other cafe coffees. Pity as this place is such an institution I remember coming here often 20...More

Thank melbgirl123
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and the staff are very friendly. Great atmosphere also. What more can I say? Will definitely be back again soon. :)

Thank Karissa S
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I stumbled across this place while out walking. The coffee is amazing but the cheesecake is well worth ordering, next time Im going to take another home with me. Lovely atmosphere, and a lovely American waiter when we visited.

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Making Road position. Get in early or expect a short wait- it’s worth it. A bit of hustle and bustle, but great service. The specials board is great. South American offerings often feature. Go out of your comfort zone and try!

Thank DrSwazza
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Have been having coffees at many cafes all over Melbourne. This is no doubt the best, The single origin is always superb. The food is good but quite limited. Otherwise, I would have rated it 5 stars easy.

Thank Grand L
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick bite and a coffee... When it comes to coffee, these guys rock. There’s the hose blend, which is acceptable enough, and there are a number of single origin selections as well. Knowing how well Ethiopian Heffe can deliver, I...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Our daughter and her family were in Melbourne so she suggested we go there for a late breakfast, All six of us were very happy with the service and the food. I had a BLT on Turkish bread which was excellent. My wife had fruit...More

Thank StephenAn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
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07:00 - 16:00
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07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
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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Housed in the heritage listed Canterbury Post Office, The Maling Room offers breakfast, lunch and award winning coffee.
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