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.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
AU$12 - AU$40
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (432)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
411 results
Traveller rating
225
130
33
13
10
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
225
130
33
13
10
See what travellers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 26 November 2023

$7:50 for a take away soy latte. Told we were standing in the wrong spot for ordering coffee, with a bit of attitude. You're just another cafe guy's.

Date of visit: November 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

One of our all time favorite for brunch and decided to try this place after 6 years. Food and service was still very good, though business has somewhat slowed down a bit and no longer u can spot a line outside the cafe. Prices still...reasonable. Nice vibe, good service and good food.More

Date of visit: September 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 3 July 2023 via mobile

Amazing food and extraordinary coffee. Had a great range, even for my picky kids. Service was great too and building was gorgeous.

Date of visit: July 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 12 June 2023 via mobile

Service was good. Food was great. Atmosphere was first class. Eclectic. It was a marvellous experience and will definitely return.

Date of visit: June 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 6 May 2023

High quality food, great service and wonderful coffee. A funky restaurant in an old building modernised for a modern Australian menu.

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 July 2022

Coffee was excellent, the food was delicious and the service friendly and efficient. The decor is quite interesting and the outside eating area literally streetfront (as it is on the street). Prices were on par for a high quality cafe and the food and beverages...did not disappoint. Highly recommended for a special breakfast.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

Service with a smile. Quality food. Be prepared to enjoy the conversation while you wait for a well cooked meal. We were there during a busy brunch and the meals were delicious. Caters for children as well.

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 28 February 2022 via mobile

I enjoyed lunch at the Auction Rooms for the first time this weekend. The service was excellent as was the food. I highly recommend the King Prawn and Spanner Crab linguine. The Glowing Green fresh pressed juice (pineapple, apple, mint, celery, kale, ginger, and lemon)...was also delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 23 September 2021

This review was also sent to the owner of the establishment as a formal complaint about the bullying tactics and the appalling, unprofessional, and discriminatory behaviour of your manager and staff on duty today (Thursday 23rd Sept. 2021) at 3:12 pm. I have been a...repeat customer of your cafe, and I sadly will NEVER be returning to your cafe; I will ensure that no one from my circle of influence visits your cafe unless they want to risk being humiliated, discriminated against, and bullied by your establishment. This all started with me walking into your cafe wanting to get some water. The manager refused to communicate with me and used his rude hand gestures to tell me to leave. I walked out of the cafe feeling something was not right - the way I was treated felt unfair. So I walked back in, seeking clarification, giving him the benefit of the doubt, thinking perhaps he didn't get what I was looking for. To my surprise, he said he did and he started defending his actions, blaming me for not wearing a mask and walking in, discriminating against me for not wearing a mask, despite me telling him that I had a lawful, medical exemption, telling me to, "get out" of the cafe, threatening to call the police, pointing fingers to my face, towering over me like a bully, rudely raising his voice, rolling his eyes, telling me to get out because he had other customers to serve! I then advised him that I shall complain to his management about his unlawful, unprofessional behaviour, which he immediately reacted to saying very shamelessly and arrogantly to go ahead and make a complaint to his management. But he refused to give me his name - all he kept saying was, "You've got all the details, go ahead and complain!" I then asked for his manager's name (or the cafe owner's name) and contact details, which he refused to give and kept yelling at me to "get out" of the cafe. The other staff member (the man with very short hair, round face - potentially the chef) started yelling from the side saying, "who are you?" while they were ganging up on me. This man threatened me too and was ringing the police! He was also coercing and bullying me to show evidence for not wearing a mask and that he was calling the police or to get out. After a lot of insisting, he very reluctantly and arrogantly revealed the name Jenny to be the cafe owner. However, I'm not sure, hence "cafe owner" is in brackets at the top. All this has been witnessed by my partner who was waiting with our dog at the entrance of the cafe. Please treat this matter very seriously, because what your manager and your staff have done today is in breach of The Disability Discrimination ACT 1992 and The Privacy Act 1988. All I walked in for, was to get some water, and instead, I was harassed, intimated, coerced, threatened, shown aggressiveness towards and bullied because I was not wearing a mask and that I wanted to make a complaint against the unlawful impositions of your staff's beliefs and opinions upon me. In uncertain times like these, instead of looking after every customer, your business is demonstrating a callous and hostile attitude towards them.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?8  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 5 July 2021

Electric atmosphere, fast service from staff only too ready to help, food & drink to die for, & enough space for my self-propelled manual wheelchair. Ordered ‘House made gnocchi with mixed mushroom, whipped ricotta, and pangrattato’ with an iced coffee. Don’t usually eat mushrooms by...choice but thought they might be nice with gnocchi. They were absolutely delicious, & I don’t say lightly that the plump, light, fluffy gnocchi were the best I’ve ever eaten EVEN after eating gnocchi Italy. Iced coffee was strong & freezing cold - exactly how it should be. Absolutely spell-bound by what was my first but will definitely not be my last visit to Auction Rooms.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 29 June 2021

Auction Rooms has it all - a cool location in North Melbourne, a lovely old building, good food, good coffee and great service. Despite turning up without a booking on a Saturday we were quickly found a seat - like the Tardis this place is...much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. There was a good range of food choices, or, if not dining in, a good selection of pastries at the counter. Food came out quick, and the service was perfect, and they had no trouble dealing with a request for gluten-free.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?3  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 15 April 2021 via mobile

Hadn’t been here in years and it was as good as it ever was. Had the most delicious vego brunch, great coffee, and it still has a wonderful, relaxed vibe.

Date of visit: April 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 13 January 2021 via mobile

Really impressed with the food, coffee and vibe. Highly recommended. Staff were friendly and it was easy to book a table fir our group if 6. Will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: January 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 12 May 2020 via mobile

A very good experience in Melbourne again since I was 12 lol. This is the last day in Melbourne, my friend brought us to North Melbourne.

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 6 March 2020

Super cool place to meet for coffe or lunch. Food was terrific as was the service. Cool without being pretentious.

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
British Apartments
32 reviews
.38 km away
Miami Hotel Melbourne
669 reviews
.40 km away
Apartments on Flemington
126 reviews
.58 km away
Mercure North Melbourne
560 reviews
.65 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Mork
88 reviews
.12 km away
Roasting Warehouse
105 reviews
.24 km away
The Leveson
76 reviews
.20 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Atone Lifestyle Salon
.02 km away
Horrible Hotham History Tours - Dark History Tours of North Melbourne
3 reviews
.09 km away
Spieledeluxe
.10 km away
Classe Petit
.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Auction Rooms staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

AUCTION ROOMS, Melbourne - North Melbourne - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Auction Rooms

Yes, Auction Rooms offers takeaway services.

Auction Rooms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5