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USD 16 - USD 30
Cafe, European, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Central Business District
0.2 km from SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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All reviews brunch poached eggs corn fritters halloumi salad fries great coffee interesting menu great cafe well worth the wait foyer brekkie
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Grain Store was very busy and packed for Saturday brunch. We had booked, but there seemed to be a quick table turnover for drop ins. The food came quickly with a smile. My husband had to send the coffee back as he said it...had a burnt, bitter taste. The waiter said they were trying new types of beans. All of our dishes were very tasty and had ample servings. The menu was very interesting and creative. Not just the usual fare. Love to come back when again in Melbourne.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit every time we are in Melbourne, the staff are always friendly and efficient , the food is always delicious and incredibly consistent , see you next visit to Melbourne

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 8 March 2021

Came here for brunch. Very quiet due to covid but I still managed to have a waitress seat a patron literally right next to me when there were plenty of other tables away from me. The next issue was the menu. Nothing jumped out at...me. I wanted an eggs benedict but they only had a lobster benedict for a very high price. Fair enough for lobster I suppose but I wanted a classic brunch dish. I needed up having a cured salmon scrambled egg dish. I would never have usually chosen this, but it was most excellent. The fresh juice was also good.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 22 February 2021

I hadn't been to Grain Store for a few years so it was nice to go back. It has a relaxed and bright interior and it wasn't as busy as I'd expected for a weekend. It was convenient being able to book, even at short...notice and for a small group. Service was friendly and prompt and they still offer an interesting array of breakfast dishes. Everyone enjoyed their food, the breakfast board definitely the most popular and pleasing option. My main issue (and most likely reason not to go back) was the array of charges to sting you on the way out. First charge, card surcharge - ok I get it. Second charge, a service charge that's pretty hefty (from memory 12% on weekends and 18% on public holidays). Then to be prompted for a tip on the EFTPOS terminal. Outside of fine dining I hadn't seen casual eateries prompt for a tip. All these additional charges add up to leave a bad taste, I'd rather an extra dollar on two on each main dish and abolish these extras. So as a solid breakfast/lunch cafe, definitely, it's just a shame these extra fees and charges are the last thing you remember on the way out.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 14 January 2021 via mobile

It is such a pleasure to go out for breakfast and be just so delighted to see so much effort go into a menu, it is not your standard bacon eggs, rather one where someone has made a real effort to create something different, this...is one of the most imaginative menus I’ve seen, and the food did not disappoint rather it was as good as it ever gets. Definitely coming back here again.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 November 2020

visited here for breakfast on the recommendation of our hotel. The food was really lovely. I had the asparagus and haloumi omelette which was light and very tasty. The staff were efficient but not intrusive. We were surprised to have a 12% surcharge added to...the bill as it was a weekend. While we understand that staff are paid penalty rates I would have expected that most places have increased patronage on weekends which would cover this cost. This charge is noted on the menu but on the back page with the drinks in very small writing. I didn't see it on the day but checked the menu online.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 8 November 2020 via mobile

Coffee and food was great as expected (see pictures). They now have expanded outdoor seating capacity. Really enjoyed my brunch there. Definitely worth a try!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020

Ham hock, Polenta chips and Asian slaw. Absolutely awesome. If you haven't checked out this joint and their awesome delivery options get onto it people. Loved it! Will be working through the menu, guaranteed.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 13 August 2020

Great restaurant offering a range of selections for breakfast catering to all tastes. a good selection of light and medium meal types with good vegetarian options as well as the usual protein choices with a twist

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 17 March 2020

We stopped here for brunch last weekend on Melbourne, on recommendation from the apartment concierge. This did not disappoint. Lovely, friendly vibe on entering the busy cafe, menu & water were given immediately on arrival at our table. The menu is lively and fresh. The...corn frittas were yummy, and coffee great!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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9 August 2018|
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Response from Toni V | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any in the ladies bathroom but that's not to say there wasn't necessarily any. It is part of a larger building that shares a space with adjoining café. ie the bathroom is in the adjacent passageway. Sorry I am... More
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18 February 2018|
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12 February 2018|
Response from alexE9287LP | Reviewed this property |
Is that a question? The menu’s on the website. Go there, it’s good.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Grain Store

  • Yes, The Grain Store offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Grain Store offers delivery services.

  • The Grain Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5