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USD 7 - USD 21
Latin, Cafe, Colombian, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Central Business District
0.3 km from Flinders Street Station
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Reviewed 14 February 2021

Went with a friend for the first time to this Colombian cafe. Staff are very friendly. Had a hot chocolate with cheese (which was unusual but not unpleasant) and the bandeja paisa (beans, crispy pork belly, chorizo, minced beef, rice, plantains, and arepa) for lunch...which was great value. An unexpected find.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 23 January 2020

We came for a quick breakfast before a brewery tour and were pleasantly surprised. The decor is nice and very Colombian, with a clock for both Australian and Colombian time. The staff were nice and the food was good. Would recommend trying one of the...arepas.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 28 November 2019 via mobile

Fantastic Arepas and coffee. There aren't many tables, but it keeps the cozy atmosphere. And the owners are great are around and personable. I loved it and can't wait to return.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 27 November 2019 via mobile

I loved this little Columbian themed cafe! I ordered the vegetarian arepa and it was delicious. The wait person was great and advised us on the traditional way to eat the arepa! The coffee was terrific!!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 25 September 2019

This is my go to cafe for a morning coffee and pick-me-up. Friendly, efficient service and quality coffee on offer. Worth a look at the Colombian food menu, including breakfast!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

This was a place on the 101 walking tour. The latte was ready when we got there. So fast service and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 7 August 2019

This tiny Colombian café is across the street from Federation Square where many Tour buses leave from. They specialize in Arepas which are white corn pancakes topped with all manner of breakfast foods. The place is perfect in every way. Melbourne has MANY small coffee...places and cafes. This one is certainly worth going to! The folks working there took special care of me while I sat upstairs with a great view of the area.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

I didn’t know what to give this place because they’ve got the takeaway coffee down to a fine art but then when we decided to eat in we had a few issues. No problem with the coffee, and the cheese arepa was lovely even if...it did take 40 minutes to cook what is essentially a cheese toastie. The consistency of the scrambled eggs wasn’t good and I didn’t much like the arepa flat bread that came with it, which hadn’t been fried like it had for the toastie. Worst thing of all is that if you go into the toilet at this restaurant and turn on the light everyone outside can see you. Be warned!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 23 July 2019

Stopped here on a walking tour (Walking Tour 101) and was able to get served fairly quickly even though it was a fair sized group making orders. It was only a little cramped to get in but that's not the cafe's fault as this was...a quick grab and go but people in the group sort of block the way of the door. A flat white was $4.00 and a hot chocolate was $4.00.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

I came to Cento Mani for coffee as I was waiting for Hertz to prepare the car (the rental car company is next door). Coffee is fine, service is good and efficient. Nothing extraordinary and nothing to complain about

Date of visit: May 2019
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Cento Mani is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5