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La Niche Cafe

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67 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9416 3439
Sun 07:30 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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).

1 Thank MiraTripz
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a twist. yum. Highly recommended.

1 Thank SaniJacks
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

A small French style cafe serving traditional French cuisine. Seating for only about 20, live music when we were there. Hearty and tasty dishes. Charcuterie plate to start which was mainly cheese, pate and salmon roulette. A good starter to share. Duck and beef burgundy for mains, both very tasty. Can recommend the la Grande tour cab-sav to go with... More 

1 Thank gwHobart
Melbourne, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

What a stellar find. The perfect place for a relaxed brunch. Try the cassoulet. Tres magnifique. Easy acces via the 86 tram.

1 Thank Mark C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Wow! This place is INCROYABLE. Great coffee, lovely staff, beautifully created atmosphere, kitsch French decor and truly delicious food (we opted for the tartiflette and "Le Pêcheur" - both were divine). Not only will l be back, I'll be back regularly. In fact, I'm already planning my next visit.

2 Thank MysterySteve
Fitzroy, Australia
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I love this, beautiful food, the web site tells the story, simple setting just go, it is sooo worth it. This is the best of Melbourne's cafe scene.

2 Thank Ken R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

An iconic Smith Street cafe, genuine Breton food and atmosphere, the postcards add to the flavour. The clientele are a veritable whose who of this funky inner city suburb of Fitzroy. No wonder Jack Irish never left the area. A great place for coffee or to enjoy the menu.

3 Thank Neville S
Melbourne, Australia
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183 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

You could easily walk past this place and never know it was there. The interior has several quirkily decorated rooms. Service is friendly and the food from the limited menu is very good, if a little pricey. Keep up to date with what's on offer via their Facebook page. If you're pining for a little taste of France this is... More 

2 Thank ctrunfree
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Great coffee, good food. Good atmosphere, Jazz at times one of my favourite places. I love the Croque Madame particularly. Always something interesting on the menu.if you want to practise your French talk to Antoin.

1 Thank Heather K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9416 3439

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