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The Lower Deck Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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6 San Carlos Walk, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good quick service but I would say they aren't happy until you have ordered something to eat! On our visit we we're asked six times in the first 10 minutes - a bit often!!

Thank Nigel L
Darwin, Australia
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in a lane running off Main St Croydon the lower deck ticks all the boxes of a good restaurant. I have been there on a number of occasions both for breakfast on my own and for lunch with a group. The food and coffee have always been good as has the service. I am certain to visit again when... More 

Thank michaelseymour2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Often visit The Lower Deck for breakfast, the staff are always very friendly and attentive to your requirements. Casual and inviting decor. Good selection on the menu and you can never go wrong with the Eggs Benendict

Thank Simon W
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast and great coffee and chai latte at this cafe. Had a good catch up for almost 2 hours and never felt pressured to move on. The service by staff was outstanding. You really need to book on a Saturday.

Thank Cathy D
Broadford, Australia
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had the savory pancakes and good old eggs benedict. Portions were good, quite filling. Coffee was good for a typical cold Melbourne morning. Staff were friendly, gave helpful local tourist tips. Only downside is that my friend wanted one of the specials however that wasn't available 30 minutes after opening which was disappointing.

Thank Nanmee
Mount Dandenong, Australia
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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Firstly the waitress offered to light the gas heaters if we wished to sit outside. The menus came quickly, as did a jug of water. The lunch menu is limited unless you want all day breakfast. The three of us ordered toasted sandwiches which were tasty. The cold drinks came in nice big glasses. One of my dining companians had... More 

Thank Cheryl D
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I visited the cafe on Saturday with my wife. We were met with a pleasant welcome, and the follow up service was impeccable. While the meal selection is not "fancy", there is more than adequate selection. Our selection of eggs & bacon (and mushrooms - well done) were cooked quickly and very, very nicely. To top it off, the coffee... More 

Thank dodd33
Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great little Cafe, lucky they own the pub next door otherwise there would be minimal seating. Service by out waitress was great, (always hard with anaphylaxic kids) but she went to the level of service i would hope and expect. Food was nice, well served and in a good time frame. Thay had ran out of pancakes which was disappointing... More 

Thank Mick A
McCrae, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Visited at lunch time. Menus provided. We order and five options on the menu (including pancakes!) were not available. No forewarning before we ordered our coffees of the very limited menu options. Then when we finally place our orders we are advised of being "one chef down" - therefore a 25 minute wait....would have appreciated having the limited menu and... More 

Thank mhannahgrace
Croydon, Australia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast with my daughter. It was delicious. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. Even though it is the middle of winter, sitting out on the deck was toasty due to the good heaters. Good food and good coffee.

Thank Trish M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 San Carlos Walk, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Maroondah  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: 0397231872
phone (03) 9723 1872

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