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Arcadia Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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193 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9416 1055
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Ballarat, Australia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Close to St Vincent's Hospital, open nice and early (I was there at 7am). The service was great, and I loved the omlette! The young man who served me (one of the owners) was a genuine, lovely person and I thank you for starting my day off on a positive note

Thank L0reen2014
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's one of my favorite restaurants in whole Australia every time I am in town I come here for breakfast Great service and delicious food Specially the breakfast Coffee lovers this is your place As a foodie and coffe addict I recommend you to try it

Thank Khaoula K
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying nearby this weekend and popped in a couple of times for a coffee/juice or snack. Each time we were welcomed by friendly staff and quick curtious service. The quality of fare never wavered from impressive. We shall return

Thank Mon3eys
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Our first visit here the other day was quite a unique day. We were moving into the area and were quite stressed from the moving. We also got caught in a sudden deluge of rain that is quite unique to Melbourne's changeable weather. Anyway we were starving and ventured into the Smith St area to find some lunch. A few... More 

Thank Stephanie D
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

It's our family quest to trial a cafe in Melbourne's top Lifestyle areas. This week it's the Fitzroy area. Walking into Arcadia the restaurant is presented with amazing homemade good quality food. We were served immediately and enjoyed the beautiful music! Our food came out in great timing and tasted and looked beautiful! Loved the atmosphere, awesome food and great... More 

Thank holidayfun101
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I have never felt the need to review a place but this was too bad not say anything. Two friends ordered the vegetarian big breakfast purely for the advertised haloumi and avocado. When it arrived it had no haloumi or avocado. The waitresses reasoning was that they change the menu a lot. They'd obviously changed the menu between us ordering... More 

Thank PaulWilliams12
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I had the corn fritters with poached egg, avocado smash, bacon, chipotle mayo and a weird salad of rocket tomato and capers. On paper it seems okay, but on tasting, the flavours of the dish are very confused. The caper salad gave the corn fritters a weird vinegary taste, and I am not sure how capers, chipotle, feta and bacon... More 

Thank RawsonGal
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We visited Melbourne for a week, staying in Fitzroy and Arcadia was a short stroll from our AirBnB. We ended up eating there three times in a week. The smashed avo (mixed in with mint and feta) on GF toast with poached eggs was sublime and I had it twice. The garlic and rosemary rosti with pulled pork was also... More 

Thank Mark S
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258 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

My eggs on rösti was delicious although the rösti was doughy inside and the wet ingredients on top stole whatever crispiness there might have been. Service was very good. Portions were generous. I would go back. There was quite a bit on the menu that looked worth trying.

Thank Greg_and_Claude
Arles, France
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Good coffee however the food was average (poached eggs overcooked, corn fritters cold and the generous amount of capers made the salad very salty), and overpriced.

Thank Melbfoodie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9416 1055

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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 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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