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Cafe on Bourke

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Chinatown
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50 Bourke St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 4200
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe, open late. We had not long arrived in melbourne and looking for a evening snack/ casual dining. Great price price $15 for a burger and chips.

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Thank Kookie2014
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Geez! I feel like pizza. I was staying around the corner and found this cafe in the way home from the city. As I just wanted something lightish and quick I ordered the small pizza with the lot. Man .. a meal in itself. Lots of topping well cooked and very tasty ... as I was standing waiting for my... More 

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Thank GCDarwin
shepparton
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food was so good and so cheap. I had a glass of wine, garlic bread and gnocchi and the bill was $28. Quick service, perfect b4 the theatre! Will definitely be going back!

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Thank hanrowlands
Invercargill, New Zealand
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had Spaghetti Bolognese and Lasagne as entrée sizes for $13 and it was plenty and tasted lovely. We were given extra Parmesan to sprinkle as we liked. The main size was $17. We will go back again next time we are in Melbourne.

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Thank S0uthernSeni0r
Echuca, Australia
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Came in at 6.45 for pre theatre pizza. We asked the waitress how long the meals would take, she said ten minutes. At 7.05 we hadn't been served, when I asked how much longer they said 2-3 minutes. At 7.15 we had to leave. Very disappointing start to a family night out.

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Thank Vivi T
Brisbane
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Upon our arrival in Melbourne we wanted to sate our hunger after suffering average airplane food. We happened upon this cafe and shared a pizza and salad. We were impressed by the quality of the food and the service was very good.

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Thank BrisbaneSmiley
Ballarat, Australia
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66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A group of us; four adults and two children went out for lunch here prior to seeing Matilda and were delighted with our meals. Kids were happy with their pizzas, which was a plus, and we enjoyed Ours as well as pasta dishes and salads ordered. Service was good and waitress was friendly and understanding when kids accidentally spilt lemonade... More 

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Thank Peoniesandtulips
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Gross cheese and tomato sandwich, barely edible. I think it was those plastic wrapped singles cheese - from a place that sells pizza. Friendly service though.

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Thank Sam W
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Pizza and burgers were terrible but service was friendly. Soggy, greasy pizza and dry hamburgers. Not good.

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Thank John N Sue B
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We went to this restaurant for several meals (breakfasts and dinner) over a 4 day holiday and have been going there during our Melbourne visits for the last few years. The restaurant has a casual welcoming atmosphere with reasonably priced meals and drinks with a wide choice of menu. The meals are good-sized and great quality with indoor and alfresco... More 

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Thank Peter W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Bourke St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 4200

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

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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