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251 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
08:00 - 18:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place to take a break if you've been tramping the streets of the Fitzroy area of Melbourne. Can be quite hard to settle on a place to eat or drink around here. The menu is select and delicious. I tried the homemade gnocchi with ricotta, broccoli and peas with a glass of Riesling which hit the... More 

Thank Gill H
Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything good we'd read about Alimentari we experienced on the Saturday we ate here. Lunch menu was small but enticing however eggs any time of the day is good for us and we were not disappointed. The kasundi with corn cakes and egg was a standout. Excellent coffee and a shared bomboloni had us satisfied. Buy the cookbook - it's... More 

Thank Robyn W
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to this place after seeing some good reviews. We didn't even eat breakfast. Asked for substituting salmon for bacon on one of the dishes to which the reply came that we don't substitute here sorry. Right...... was my response. So, it was too hard and (to be honest the menu was not that exciting anyway) we decided to just... More 

Thank Lachlan M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I decided to go to Alimentari to have lunch after reading good reviews here. What a disaster! I had a lasagna, which the waitress said was very popular. At the very moment she put the dish on the table I foresaw I was not getting a good lasagna. It shook entirely. To make it short, an extremely overcooked pasta with... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We are visiting from Canada and a local friend recommend we have a meal at Alimentari. It was by far the most amazing food outing we have had in Melbourne. Unique and delicious dishes - so great that we have ordered their cookbook. Great decor and vibe. Definitely felt like we were in a local gem and not a tourist... More 

Thank katecharland
Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We regularly visit Melbourne, to see family. We always stay in Carlton (for location) and we inevitably have breakfast at Alimentary. The cafe is always busy. Good food and good feel to the establishment. Location in the heart of Fitzroy is fabulous. Breakfast here is lovely. Lunch menu a bit more limiting. They do offer great salads from the front... More 

Thank Peta P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect cafe to watch the world go by, but by far it's the most amazing cafe for food. The salad bar is awesome, coffee to die for, excellent friendly staff. Had the Pan Fried Ricotta Gnocchi & Oh my goodness it was bliss. This is such a friendly, happy cafe with such a great buzzzzz. Love it.

Thank Sandra K
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

When I lived in Fitzroy I've tried all the coffee shops around and this one was a winner. From quality of coffee to friendly staff to top bakery products, this place rocks. Salads are great. And available choices keep changing, so its always abit of surprise what ou'll find there next.

Thank Aleksey D
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

New favourite cafe, all round incredible. Meatball wrap is a winner! Staff super friendly and efficient 👍

Thank Riarn G
Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Cute cafe with fresh lovely menu and good coffee. I had a great home made sausage roll and loved it Very friendly staff and central to great shops

Thank Vanessa2012_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: 94162001

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

Staying in Fitzroy

Neighbourhood Profile
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots, hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic. Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll find little independent shops where local clothes and furniture designers display their wares. There are specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its cuisine and art galleries, but if you want to buy an old-fashioned snooker table, there is a shop for that too. Small pubs still exist, tucked away on the corners of suburban side streets that serve up traditional Sunday roasts. Live music abounds, and the street performers play so hard you worry to tip them would ruin their concentration. Venture to the Spanish quarter on Johnston Street and you may even find street dancing. It is all happening amidst off-beat street murals and the shuffle of a very funky neighbourhood that embraces both old and new.
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