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#14 of 23 Cafe in Croydon


Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I came to get a coffee. My granddaughter got a mango smoothie it was absolutely disgraceful. We also got a blueberry muffin it was stale that’s all I can say. Both were gross the coffee was ok. We weren’t offered a refund....We’re not coming back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 14 July 2021

Caught up with a friend for breakfast after the school drop off. The waitress was friendly and the service was good. The Coffee was nice and the atmosphere is really quite lovely. You can actually have a conversation in here without an echo and having...to yell across the table. Being a freezing Melbourne winter morning I was concerned about not being cold. The venue was perfect and warm enough. The Bacon, Egg & Hash brown were just ok. My friend wasn't totally overwhelmed by her omelette either. I would go again, just wasn't all that thrilled with the meal.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 May 2021 via mobile

Great little cafe in Croydon main street. My dad n I love to come here. The food is always tasty, coffee hot and srvice great.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 30 March 2021

A large group (30+) friends attended (pre booked) for breakfast. The rear covered deck was very well set out for us, the heaters were on, the wait staff friendly and attentive and best of all generous servings of breakfast fare arrived promptly.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 29 March 2021

We have frequented Zelena quite a few times for both breakfast and lunch. The highlight for me is the consistency of service and food, which is of a high quality. There is variety in the menu, catering for all tastes and needs. It is always...a great place to just drop in for coffee and one of their delicious cakes. Always look forward to going back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 March 2021 via mobile

Never been disappointed when eating here. Good to see a local cafe still going!! Caesar wrap, calamari very tasty and chips yummy. Coffee also great.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

Came here to purchase a few small cakes for dessert and what a terrible mistake that was. They were the worst cakes I have ever seen or tasted. They were dry and just disgusting. Will never go back.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020

Coffee was fine meal was absolutely disgusting. Eggs, bacon and toast all ridiculously undercook and absolutely drowning in crazy sweet hollandaise. Will NOT be returning.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020

Breakfast here this morning, thought we would try out Zelenas. Located in the Main Street, Croydon, easy to get to with ample parking. Greeted by the girl making coffee, didn't know what to do when we told her 'two for breakfast', so we just grabbed...a seat, hardly a difficult question in a cafe I would think? Menus brought over and coffee order taken, shortly after the waitress returned and took our food order. water was help yourself, so I grabbed two glasses and a jug, for the jug to be taken away shortly after and then the lady started going around the tables offering water? Coffee was delivered and was ok, long blacks, not fantastic, but not terrible either, just ok. Food came out shortly after, which looked good, but looks can be deceiving. Toast (sourdough) was grilled on one side only, one piece lightly brown, the other, hardly cooked, so it was soggy, poached eggs underdone, cooked mushrooms were cold, sausage was warm but as tough as leather, obviously reheated and the hash brown was warm but soggy. Not much cooked fresh here. when we left, the same girl who struggled to greet us at the start asked us how everything was and as I told her, all I got was oh, ok, and handed the EFTPOS machine to pay. The only positive was that the seats and ambience are nice...........but that's about it. A poor experience from the start to the finish, definitely avoid for breakfast, we certainly won't bother again, there are far better places nearby with better service and food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020

Absolutely not worth it, food was below average and prices obscene. Cafe looks lovely, but my meal was burnt, my partner's burger patty was clearly frozen and apparently tasted fairly bland. The wedges, which were beer-battered (not mentioned in the menu, and ordered as an...alternative to the beer-battered chips), had minimal potato left after being deep-fried. To be fair, my partner did mention that the sour cream and sweet chill sauce alongside was very nice though. Service was average, they forgot my drink order until midway through the meal (no apology given), and I was charged $2 for a small dish of store bought tomato sauce without being told there would be a charge. Then at the counter, for 2 drinks, 2 lunches and a side of wedges, we were given a bill of nearly $80, and had to point out that we'd been overcharged for several items. Avoid like the plague.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Zelena is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4