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South of Johnston

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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46 Oxford St, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
07:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place today and we were lucky to get a seat in this busy and obviously popular trendy establishment. Lots of personality and attentive service Simply lovely eats to make any breakfast and light brunch a delight. I had the chorizo and eggs with olives on toast which was a wonderful combination

Thank David G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regular go to spot, I have never been disappointed. Service is always good with friendly smiling staff. Menu has an excellent verity and reasonable price. Café has a great vibe with a collection of interesting art works. This place is one not to miss, just make sure you are here early if you want to miss the queue.

Thank 1968_05
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Breakfast is yummy! Interior very cool. If you like strong coffee don't order a latte - they make it pretty weak here get a piccolo.

Thank shal86
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my family for a birthday brunch. Visited on a Sunday which was VERY busy but squeezed into a shared table. Menu choice was excellent and the food was great. Service was OK given business of restaurant. Would definitely recommend if you're willing to take a punt on queues over the weekend.

Thank MrGarno
Hamilton, Australia
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast and whilst the food and coffee are very good, the service by the female wait staff was nothing short of appalling. We were ignored from arrival only to be greeted by the barista (super friendly). Eventually shown to a table. Then we waited and waited and waited for a person to take our order. She was so... More 

Thank smally82
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Lovely new menu, but went collectively for the BLAT, steak sandwich and poached eggs. Our group liked the food very much. Fresh, prompt and not overpriced in comparison to some local spots

Thank Jon C
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Good breakfast place, fantastic atmosphere. This place is the best kind of hip Melbourne eatery. Definitely planning to return.

Thank LisaQ67
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing to say against this place.. Always terrific service, food& atmosphere. Probably the only place I don't mind waiting to be seated.

Thank DBouras72
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended to me by my AirBNB host, who did have advanced taste, it's only a plain brick box from the outside where there's a few tables but inside is a long space with decor hanging from ceilings, walls and floors. Great eclectic menu, attentive service, quality produce and presentation. Very busy and I went back a few times, once with... More 

Thank Constantchewer
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous bolthole off the hussle and bussle. Busy but not chaotic. Great food, beautifully put together and very considered ingredients. Outside, inside, in a chair, on a couch or perched on a stool. Great place, only shame is i live far away but well worth the visit.

Thank NicoleFF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Oxford St, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Collingwood

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