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Rowena Parade Corner Store

Cafe, Australian
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44 Rowena Pde, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
+61 3 9421 3262
07:30 - 16:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great feel about the place as soon as you walk in. Friendly staff and a great menu. Had the middle eastern breakfast. Will go back for again soon.

Thank j_blackney
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I came here before an Australian Rules football game, as Rowena Corner Store is right by the MCG. It has a vintage charm to it, with shelves stacked full of imported food, from Italy, Spain, and the U.K., as well as classic Australian chocolate goods. And the food here is tasty too - BLT's, eggs on toast, nothing special -... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

After coming across a Seven Deadly Sins Thickshake on Instagram I knew I had to try one for myself! We visited on a Saturday afternoon - it was fairly quiet which was nice and the service was excellent. It's a really unique and quirky place and is a must visit in Melbourne. I loved the fact it was an old... More 

Thank malibu_52
Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Took the kids for a morning hot chocolate. The coffee was great and although we didn't eat there the food looked fabulous. Great atmosphere, a bit quirky and fun

Thank booza_14
Melbourne, Australia
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246 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The locals know about The Rowena Corner Store. Not sure about those in the baskets of the hot air balloons drifting by up there... I'm in the process of discovering its hidden secrets. Chocolaty flavoured cappuccino number one has already prepared the way for fruit toast. - three slices, with plenty of jam. I spread things somewhat heavy handedly on... More 

Thank Ian A
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Great friendly cafe with yummy brunch offerings. Coffee is very good. Dogs welcome out the front, and very pleased with their bacon! Service is good, but often a wait of 30 mins or more for the food, but is a relaxed chill out place so you do wait. Good for people watching.

Thank Kate S
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This cafe is loved in our neighbourhood. The staff and owner are delightful - always great smiley service. Especially love the french toast recently and the BLT always. Best coffee in Richmond - strong, smooth and flavourful, never bitter. They also do amazing milkshakes which look like a dessert experience - children and adults love them.

Thank sgmelb54
Melbourne, Australia
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123 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I found this place accidently when I visited family member who admitted into Epworth Hospital Richmond. Eggs Rowena was the best breakfast I have evet had. Since then I visited this corner cafe few more times and ordered different things from menu and love every single one of them. Will keep going there for breakfast.

Thank Willow888
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Have eaten here a few times. Love the milkshakes and the fact hat you can buy a 1/2 serve. The avocados are excellent . The ambience of a bygone era is charming and the staff are friendly and efficient. A little gem in a back street of Richmond.

Thank Travelheaps15
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Really nice little cafe tucked in the back streets of Richmond. Coffee is always very nice, service is really friendly. Gets pretty hot on a warm day out back but a great sitting area out the back nevertheless. Worth a visit if you are every in the area and keen to get away from the packed streets down the road.

Thank Nick M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Rowena Pde, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9421 3262

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