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Time Out Cafe and Bar

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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Federation Square | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9671 3855
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped off here for some drinks before a show at the comedy fest. It took half an hour for our drinks to come which made us late for our show. We ordered three cocktails and 15 minutes in I asked where our drinks were as we need to be somewhere. The waitress said they were being shaken. 5 minutes later... More 

Thank RoseyG90
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dropped into Time Out today for lunch. Our waitress was very pleasant and friendly. We both ordered their delicious burgers, the chicken for hubby and wagu beef for me. This is a great place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highly recommended.

Thank Jeannie D
Pattaya, Thailand
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

In other metropolis this kind of place is usually bad value for money and bad service, as you get continuous tourist flow. Not here. This is a typical Melbourne venue. It is decent. Not the best dining experience or the best service ever, but very good. Location: km 0 of Melbourne in federation Square; Food quality: Very good. Had the... More 

Thank Winedeng
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812 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,225 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food but not great. Service nice. Good location especially as the comedy festival was on so we could view a few performers. $70 for 3 of us and we only drank water and ordered off the brunch menu. Ouch! Public holiday surcharge hurts. Wheelchair and kid friendly. Choose from outside for smokers, outside for no smokers and inside no... More 

Thank UrbanDrifter
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in Federation Square with a view of Flinders Street Station and corner, and no issue with speed or quality of service from the efficient staff. The food however, leaves a bit to be desired. My Fish was so overdone, and dry, that it was difficult to not shatter the batter everywhere. ditto the chips. But the wife really... More 

Thank Davoxx
Rosebud, Australia
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large variety of seating options, due to the Weather outdoors was the chosen option,in a non smoking area.Staff warm and welcoming, specials offered on seating.Menu suitable for all ages and palates, children included. Meals well presented, main meal great, desserts were below average, would not recommend dessert menu to anyone.Definately Bar type food, hence desserts not a big ticket... More 

Thank CaroleH3939
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner for two on a Thursday night. This venue is in need of an uplift. The decor is tired and worn, and the ambiance doesn't exist. The food was ok, looked better than it tasted. Some of the items didn't seem too fresh. The service was again just ok. It would be nice if someone could make eye contact. The... More 

Thank TARY19
Penarth, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Federation Square opposite Flinders Railway Station its a great place to eat and watch the world go by. It has an outside and inside eating area. There is a good range of food served and the quality is spot on. We ate breakfast and an evening meal here and enjoyed the food.

Thank arh2900
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for afternoon tea with family. Staff were very attentive which was great. Drinks were good but not rapt in the eats. My daughter & I had 'Sticky Date Pudding' - looked great when it was served but oh, sugar in the sauce was not dissolved and got a mouthful of sugar granules. My husband chose a tiered dessert... More 

Thank TapasLover51
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very handy spot for breakfast on a Sunday morning before catching a train from Flinders St Station. Good selection, coffee is ok. Quick service. Pleasant staff.

Thank Dragonsister

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 15
Bar, Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Federation Square | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9671 3855

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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