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1932 Cafe & Restaurant

220 Collins St | Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 5494
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
220 Collins St | Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I absolutely love the Manchester Uniting building and the 1932 Care & Restaurant could not be located in a more appropriate setting. The atmosphere and charm coming from this venue are enhanced by the surrounding architecture and finishing. The staff were exceptional and extremely friendly...More

2  Thank Shirls1955
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thanks to the great wait staff & the fantastic overworked chef on our Sunday breakfast tour - they all did a wonderful job of serving with a willing smile & helpful manner. The food was tasty & beautifully presented & I think they did a...More

1  Thank 3charlotte
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the Manchester Unity building breakfast and tour. The staff were absolutely amazing. They accommodated my allergy spectacularly, even giving me a special dessert, which was delicious. The coffee was good as well. The tour of the building was fabulous as well. A must...More

1  Thank Helen T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I never had coffee here but the food was nice. Only nice. Doesn't compare to the stiff competition close by. In saying that it's a great place to stop if you don't want to leave the Central area as it's smack bang in the middle...More

1  Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Breakfast at 1932 was sandwiched between visits to the dentist and the Pop-up Globe. I got my teeth into granola and fruit toast, with a cappuccino on either side. For a busy enterprise, service was fairly prompt and friendly. Even paying with real money afterwards...More

1  Thank Ian A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe 1932 offers a variety of dishes of both heart and lighter eats. My daughter managed to just finish a scrambled egg, bacon with a variety of condiments. It was delicious and huge. I had the citrus fruit toast with pear consume and marscapone. This...More

1  Thank Ann G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can highly recommend the Vegan Super Bowl food - excellent value and fresh vegetables. Likewise the Smashed Avocado, Mint & Goat's Gurd with Poached egg and Roasted Pumpkin hummus with Poached Eggs a definite winner. Special thanks to Yolanda for her kind attention to our...More

1  Thank Shauna Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Afternoon tea is a cheese platter, bubbles and a delicious cake selection. The cheese was a bit dry but the platter was nicely presented, the cakes were brilliant and the wait staff were sweet and attentive. We were then taken on a tour of the...More

1  Thank Hollybear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the historical tour of this wonderful building and a wonderful lunch at 1932 Cafe. The meal was superb and the staff very friendly and attentive. The mushroom ragu on polenta and lamb shanks with mash were just divine. Excellent dessert and coffee also....More

1  Thank Martha K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic tour of a remarkable building with a fascinating history! The tour itself was very interesting and the afternoon tea divine. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon!

1  Thank I c
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
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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 3 9663 5494
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1932 is an Art Deco style cafe and restaurant located in the iconic Manchester Unity Building on Collins Street in Melbourne.
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