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“Nice little restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Duomo

Cafe Duomo
Ranked #1,947 of 3,851 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Cafe, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Albert Park
Auckland, New Zealand
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice little restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

Good location, good prompt service, manager was friendly, not as packed in as other places. Went there for lunch, and food was well cooked and tasty.

Visited February 2013
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English first
MELBOURNE
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Deceiving”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

Situated in the famous block arcade - this cafe is definitely a trap. I had the worst coffee in melbourne and also ordered a milk shake which was tasteless. we could believe the product we were served. The cafe was full with tourist obviously as disappointed as we were. The business is working since its a one time tourist spot.-STAY AWAY- HEAPS OF CHEAPER AND NICE EATRY IN THE CBD

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OVANI P
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Melbourne, Australia
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422 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Very good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012 via mobile

We had visitors from overseas and wanted to have lunch at an outdoor CBD cafe in a laneway on Christmas Eve but couldn't find an unoccupied table for four. We happened upon a table being vacated so grabbed it. All of our servers were Italian and very friendly and I even got to practice my fractured Italian. The Geelong Six Foot Six Pinot Noir ($34) was very tasty, as were the generous portions of risotto primavera ($22.90), grilled salmon salad ($19.50), bruschetta ($12.90), and wonderful calamari salad ($18.90). Service was friendly and the setting in the Block Arcade was great for people watching. Our visitors and we were very happy to have stumbled upon Caffe Duomo.

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tourist trap - keep walking”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

Whilst it's set in the lovely setting of The Block arcade...don't let the looks deceive you. Cafe Duomo is definitely after the single-visit tourist market - not repeat business.

I have lived in Melbourne for 2 years and had breakfast in Cafe Duomo for the first time last weekend. The Eggs Benedict (a Melbourne staple) could not have been worse. The muffin was cheap, the ham/bacon was cheap and nasty and the Hollandaise sauce looked like some 10year old goo from an old nuclear reactor. The only half decent thing was the egg.

The service left a lot to be desired aswell.

Don't waste your time or money on this place. Plenty of other better options around.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LiamDOBrien
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tasmania
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347 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“the block arcade find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

Had pots of loose leaf tea here and biscuits. A first thought owner was abrupt but she turned out to be very efficent and had really good staff would return and not too pricey either.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TasmaniaLovesydney
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