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Shop 1 G 253 Flinders Lane | Lower Ground Floor 1, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 4399
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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Shop 1 G 253 Flinders Lane | Lower Ground Floor 1, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Journal is in Flinders Lane, in the same building as the Melbourne City Library and the CAE, on the ground floor. Journal always seems to be busy. The coffee is good. You can also get a glass of wine with your meal, which is a...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister loves Journal! ... We went there last Wednesday and had lunch and a chat. The coffee is always very good. The staff are super friendly and warm. The smoked salmon bruschetta was top notch... The best smoked salmon in ages!! Highly recommend! Can...More

Thank mikeadey72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Journal before for a drink after work and it was great, however my most recent visit left much to be desired. We stood around awkwardly in the door before deciding to take our own seat. The food was pretty good, the...More

Thank 850staceyc
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Perfect spot for a cute melbourne breakfast. I had the crumpets and my partner had the chicken focaccia - both were excellent. The focaccia was so large we could have kept the second half for lunch. Delicious!

Thank Elise N
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The Canteen situated next door, but up some stairs, to the cafe is a great alternative. A bit hidden, so not as busy, but has similar great options. Larger, share tables. Still very busy over lunch. Excellent service and atmosphere

Thank itsBG
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We went here twice for breakfast because it was so enjoyable the first time. Firstly the coffee is amazing, so that is always a good start but the food was also good. The kitchen is open to the dinning area so we could see our...More

Thank Oncearef
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My visits to Journal have usually been in association with courses at CAE, but today I decided just to call in for breakfast. Cappuccino started the gastric juises flowing, soon to be followed by toast and jam plus muesli. A pot of chai tea finished...More

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Always experienced a very nice lunch here, food great. A large space with industrial feel overlooking Flinders lane. Found that service wasn't great, although asked a soon as we sat down if we wanted to order, and weren't ready then. Got forgotten and had to...More

Thank Margo05
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Yes word of mouth are the best recommendations in Melbourne when you want to go for brekkie on a Saturday morning, here I was at Chapter House in Flinders Lane talking to a lovely young girl who suggested Journal.! I got there and walked up...More

Thank Seaton29
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Great if you want poor service long waits and cold coffee. Not sure how you survive in Melbourne. Food options are very limited, go to Dr Graves st or maccas if you want a better experience.

Thank Oren F
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
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Average prices
USD 18
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 18:00
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  • Address: Shop 1 G 253 Flinders Lane | Lower Ground Floor 1, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 4399
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