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La Niche Cafe

67 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9077 9420
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good31%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“beef burgundy” (2 reviews)
“bourguignon” (2 reviews)
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French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
67 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is traditional French cafe located within the Smith Street Collingwood/ Fitzroy bohemian lifestyle. Limited menu but delicious winter fare , menu changing per season. Wines are French and Australian and good variety to choose from. It's a tiny place with no airs or graces...More

Thank Phillip R
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We very much enjoyed sharing the charcuterie platter, about as good as it gets. The Moules Frites was also excellent. Apertif, wines and digestif choices were all very good and we enjoyed Gin To, Ricard and glasses of Beaujolais and Cotes du Rhone. Meanwhile the...More

Thank 0591TimS
Reviewed 25 July 2017

La Niche is a bit of a favourite. The atmosphere is vibrant and when there's music playing it is like a French party. The menu is a bit small and the prices seem to creep up (I think) but I've never had a bad time...More

Thank rjimlad
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This would be a local for us- cafe, wine bar or dinner if we lived within walking distance! La Niche has a lovely atmosphere, especially with the live music. The menu is small, however all the food is so tasty. Our first experience here was...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 2 April 2017

It’s so cosy and the atmosphere is vibrant. Started off with a cheese platter, cos when i n France.. I ordered the Beef Bourguignon - it was so delicious, with the added bread sopping up the sauce. The choice of wine to match was beautiful,...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Great food in an authentic intimate atmosphere. If you're looking for simple food done well with heart check it out

Thank samjapan
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Cramped, noisy, eccentric & fabulous. A truly enjoyable Melbourne experience. Most of all, each of our 3 mains was absolutely delish.

1  Thank Karyn A
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, tasty food, awesome live french music, very attentive waiters (I think they are the owners as well).

2  Thank MiraTripz
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We dropped in purely by chance and are soooooooooooo glad we did. Charming people, excellent service, divine food, great coffee. We can only imagine what the evenings are like here so we will definitely return. Merci, divin!

Thank Patrick Gerry E
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I always come here when were in Melbourne La Niche is one of my favourite restaurant in Melbourne, I love french food and to get it in Australia tasting better than in France is quite impressive. Very good wine list and traditional french food with...More

1  Thank SaniJacks
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9077 9420
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At La Niche we provide honest provincial French food with live music every Fridays and Saturdays
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