We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sketches Cafe Bar

273 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, Monash, Victoria 3125, Australia
+61 3 9889 8925
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good44%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Cafe, International
$$ - $$$
273 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, Monash, Victoria 3125, Australia
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (45)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...but the kitchen is extremely small - it's amazing they can produce so many meals for this cafe. The food was okay but we couldn't rave about it. Two shared Paella: one enjoyed it more than the other. Two of us had the spanakopita: my...More

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and friends went along on Saturday night, as a first visit, mostly based on the great reviews, and it lived up to it all. Small but charming little restaurant, with nice vibe, and most importantly, the food was brilliant. Each of our meals,...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We returned to Sketches last night in a group of 5 - 3 of which had not experienced this terrific suburban restuarant. The food and the service were again excellent. Alan is a fantastic owner/host....he's obviously doing something right as he's been operating this little...More

Thank Katiegal
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We had dinner here based on reviews we had read. You wouldn't think that a little place in a small business complex at the corner of two busy streets would have such an intimate vibe. But when you walk in, it feels like you're in...More

Thank Wildwoodatheart
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We chose this restaurant as it was close, but to our surprise it was amazing! The Harvey Bay scallops with cauliflower puree were super tasty and so was the Moroccan spiced barramundi. The ingredients seems to be super fresh! My mother had the eye fillet...More

Thank cheerryx
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Had not been to Sketches in years...and am so pleased to report that it is still one of the finest little restuarants in the suburbs. SImple but delightful menu...byo wine only...reasonably priced...food was scrumptous...RIbeye steak cooked to perfection...fab service and terrific ambience. We really enjoyed...More

Thank Katiegal
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Yes, popped in by chance as our usual local was closed and what a treat we had! Would definitely return...crispy fresh salads are a must for me to write a review and we got just that. The pie of the day was delish as were...More

Thank artlover51
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We often eat dinner at Sketches, and have never been disappointed in the food or the service. So, we decided to have a private function there, and it was brilliant. The chef is running a great little kitchen & really knows his stuff. They were...More

Thank GJ_RKT
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Small local cafe with a range of options. Have been here a number of times for breakfast and always good. Prices are good for the big breaky, coffee is good and very helpful staff. They have an outdoor settings out the back and easy parking...More

Thank tigers7480
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely brunch this morning with our 2 friends. Coffee were good and service was great. Highly recommended for an informal meal and catchup.

Thank Sue F
Nearby Restaurants
Stream Cafe
8 reviews
1.13 km away
Harry's Take Away Fish & Chips
6 reviews
1.34 km away
Emas Restaurant
22 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sissy Chocolate Making Class
6 reviews
2.70 km away
Damper Creek Reserve
8 reviews
1.83 km away
Lynden Park
6 reviews
3.08 km away
Blacks Walk Reserve
5 reviews
3.38 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sketches Cafe Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 273 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, Monash, Victoria 3125, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Monash  >  Burwood
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9889 8925
  • E-mail
With its improvements in recent years, Sketches is no longer a little cafe with a small dining space, but a cafe-restaurant with adequate dining spaces for either intimate indoor, trendy alfresco or casual outdoor dining. Transforming between cafe and restaurant settings allows us to cater for both casual catch-ups in the day and fine-dining on special occasions at night.Whilst our menu is categorized as modern Australian, essentially we are a team that is passionate about fresh produce with an open-mind to any great food ideas regardless of where they originate from. Expect to see not just the all-time Australian favorites, but also modern international influences throughout our menu.No matter which setting or menu you choose the staff at Sketches will always ensure you have a great time dining here. We look forward to seeing you at Sketches!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing