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Novel Kitchen

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80 Ferguson St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 93998437
07:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A humble joint with plenty of different options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. My oartner had pulled pork Cuban sandwich which he thoroughly enjoyed and the coffee was perfect. I had a pumpkin lentil burger which was tasty and very filling- I had it like a bruschetta because it was very filling! The bread they used was fabulous, ciabatta like... More 

Thank idurdag
Victoria, Australia
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Home made chai was weak and disappointing. Menu is pricey and really, with so much on offer in this area I thought the point of difference was their promise of healthy, varied food- no real evidence on the menu except for the juices. Staff are friendly but it was not enough to consider a return.

Thank Cherie B
Geelong, Australia
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

No pretentiousness, friendly service and comfortable, casual "old-style" atmosphere. All baking is done on the premises and the raspberry and pear tea cake was moist and delicious. We had afternoon tea and enjoyed the overall relaxed ambience in one of the main streets away from the waterfront. Excellent coffee. Highly recommended.

Thank Barb C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017

food was awesome. Not as many ppl here as I expected but surely more will come once they taste the food here.

Thank Gina T
Altona, Australia
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It's not just the great coffee that makes you want to keep going back for more. The friendly staff who care about what they do and their customers is also important to many of us. When i visited i got the great coffee and the great service, which is why I'm happy to give a great review.

Thank Russell S
Melbourne, Australia
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118 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great Staff. They will alter your meal to suit your dietary requirements- no matter -Vegetarian, Vegan, Lacto intolerant. Meals are tasty and varied. It is a hidden gem. We just loved it.

Thank GreyNomads888
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Staff were great Had the beans on toast (vegan) Friends had smashed avocado which looked delicious Will definitely go back 👍🏻

2 Thank Kellie V
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and i decided to come here before heading to the beach- what a GREAT idea! The food had soo much flavour and not too heavy. Highly recommend the Sweet Potato and Cashew Nut burger!! My husband who is a meat eater loved it!

Thank ReemaGrima
Wellington, New Zealand
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318 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I loved my visit to Novel Kitchen on a very hot Melbourne day. Cool, refreshing, yummy food and iced drink. Great coffee too experienced on my second visit in as many days! A very pleasant place to relax and let the world go by.

Thank Julie M
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I've eaten at the Novel Kitchen several times and been very happy with the food and service. They are located on the main street in Williamstown and are a great place to stop for a bite to eat. My favorite is the pulled pork cuban sandwich with cole slaw. There is a large selection of vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options which will... More 

Thank londam2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 11
Cafe, Australian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Ferguson St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +61 93998437
We have an everchanging menu based on the availability of organic products.
All meals and cakes are made at Novel Kitchen with a focus on a wholesome and healthy alternative for take home (or take to work) food. We cater for a wide range of dietry requirements including Vegan and Gluten Free dishes.
We also offer a range of freshly squeezed juices.
We use Schultz organic milk and award winning Syndicate espresso coffee.
We look forward to seeing you in the cafe for a relaxing coffee, hearty meal or just to pick up a healthy take away meal.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?