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1932 Cafe & Restaurant

220 Collins St | Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 476 585 140
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“cakes” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
220 Collins St | Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed yesterday

lovely setting in the style of the times 1932 cafe. Lunch and desert where most enjoyable and greater with a champagne to start the meal. Large and small tables available indoors and in the main area of the Manchester Unity building. Close to the heart...More

Thank AussiesvisitUSA
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great experience! We had a package deal of breakfast and a tour of the Manchester Unity building. The meal was good with "bubbles' to start, a suitable range of mains choices plus a dessert and coffee to finish. The staff were great. Next...More

Thank LC1950
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really good package. Breakfast with champagne an interesting and tasty menu. the building is stunning -fabulous art deco re-creation. The owners have done an amazing job of restoring the place. Very atmospheric - like stepping back to another time. A fabulous window into Melbourne in...More

Thank themig28
Reviewed 5 days ago

Coffee only at this point but Will sample their breakfast & lunch at some point, checking out other patrons plates the food looks delicious. Polite friendly staff & the bright open fit out in 1930's style is well worth the effort to see.

Thank Lance F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really love this unique little Art Deco restaurant in the Manchester Unity Building. It's my go-to for morning coffee and I like how friendly and pleasant the staff are. I've had breakfast a couple of times and the menu always has a great variety....More

Thank Kims0621
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this tour for Mothers Day for mum, dad & me. It's was a fantastic day and made for a very special day for mum The lunch at Cafe 1932 was beautiful. We were welcomed with a glass of sparkling. The choice of meals...More

Thank Bella306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful to see the original design of Art Deco. Magnificent architecture and so good it is still around and being cared for.

Thank ingrids243
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for breakfast after my daughter’s dentist visit. No frozen yogurt (complementary free card which was provided by dentist) but they replaced with machine soft ice cream, no big deal on that. I ordered a coffee and 1932 Eggs Benedict. Coffee arrived first which was...More

Thank Zac D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a nice breakfast, coffee was great. The building is beautiful and very historic. The food and coffee was served quickly and was very enjoyable. No sense of being rushed, it was lovely. Would love to return here one day.

Thank LoriYau
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A well organised tour with enough time at each destination to have a good look. The lunch was tasty with very good service at 1932 cafe.

Thank Jane T
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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Lyn C
Looking at doing the Lunch and Tour for Husbands birthday. Does the tour utilise lifts? Is there many stairs? Does anyone recomend something similar, lunch with a difference ...a twist etc. Cheers and thanks Tripadvisor`s reviewers.
13 July 2015|
Response from 1932 C | Property representative |
Hi Lyn! We start on the ground floor arcade and take the escalator up to level 1. We then use the lifts up to the boardroom and rooftop for the remainder of the tour. We aren't aware of any other dining and tour... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Collins St | Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 476 585 140
  • E-mail
1932 is an Art Deco style cafe and restaurant located in the iconic Manchester Unity Building on Collins Street in Melbourne.