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USD 8 - USD 23
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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Massively overpriced for what you get. Ordered scrambled eggs with bacon - whilst bacon was good, portion for eggs was poor, also 2 (very small) pieces of sourdough bread with it for over $20 Coffee was ok, although It really urks me when you ask...for a flat white and it comes out as (like a) latte......... If I want a latte I would ask for one. Overall, would not go back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022 via mobile

Checked in for breakfast and the family enjoyed a great breakfast. Check out the chilli scrambled eggs. A couple of slices of fresh chilli would have been next level. All were very happy with the size and quality of the meals. I would definitely return

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2021

We went to Friends of Mine on the weekend and, much like the title the suggests, the food was delicious but the service was bad. First of all, we walked in with a booking, and stood around waiting for several minutes to be acknowledged. Not...seated- I mean we couldn't even get any eye contact going, to the point that we were openly laughing at how awkward it was. Then post meal we asked for some coffees, after waiting 20 or so minutes we gave up and went to pay and ask for the coffees to go instead. When we went to pay we asked to just divide the bill, the girl behind the counter did it for us, but then this other woman walked up behind her and had a go at her for allowing the splitting of bills on a weekend, pointing to the line behind us. Most cafes can manage bill splitting so this was bizarre in itself, but also, not appropriate to be telling off staff members in front of customers. All fixable, hope they can make some changes to improve the service because we loved the food.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 January 2021

Went for lunch, it was well spaced out ( giving social distancing) I had poached eggd another had eggs Benedict & another a Turkish bread. All good, good service. I would only say they could have bigger glassed for water ( I drink a lot...of water). I would happily go back again.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

It is quite a few years now since I reviewed this cafe. Still fantastic, great service and atmosphere. Food fresh and delicious. I had pumpkin ravioli and it was to die for. Beautifully prepared and cooked. Top marks all round!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

We meet some friends here for breakfast, we all had different items and drinks from the menu, this is a great place for breakfast and it’s always busy people were queuing to get in. I had the eggs benedict and I have say I was...impressed.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 24 December 2019

I had a vegetarian focaccia here with my coffee. Both were excellent. Outside was a bit crowded, but there were tables inside free and I found a quiet area on my own. Prices for food seemed high, but they were matched by the quality. Service...was prompt, but I was not offered waterMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

Our party of four had a wonderful brunch at this restaurant. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. It’s a very popular spot though so definitely not quiet!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 December 2019

My son booked a table for his birthday brunch on a Sunday. He emailed and received a confirmation from the manager. We arrived on time to be told that we don't have your booking. My son showed the confirmation on his phone and their reply...was that "this happens all the time." We were ushered to a table near the walkway with no table covering, while all the 'booked' area had table coverings, flowers and set tables. Staff were not very friendly and coffee was only just warm, even though we ordered it volcanic hot. Food was ok, but potato rosti cooked too fast in too hot an oil, so was overdone on the outside and raw on the inside. When we went to pay they would not split the bill 50/50 with cash card. said they would only do it during the week. No signs to verify that. Next time I will walk out and say "you can accept payment 50/50 (some guests had no CC) or we will walk out! This is my second time here and I am unimpressed as the first time I visited. Would not bother going back and giving them $220 for our group. Sorry but you won't be Friends of Mine any longer.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

Do yourselves a favour and wrap your face around the eggs benny . Whatever is in that apple sauce on the side had me moaning with hevery mouthful.... and I don’t normally mean for anyone

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

We had a family lunch at this cafe and I was very disappointed with the meal I ordered . It was the salmon. But it was so over cooked and dry that it was totally unappealing. The rest of the family’s meals were ok but...nothing that we couldn’t get at most local cafes . I hate also paying a 10 per cent surcharge on a Sunday which makes a cup of coffee almost $5.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 10 June 2019 via mobile

A great place for Saturday or Sunday brunch. Service is friendly and the menu is varied. Food is well prepared and nicely presented, but perhaps just a bit too expensive for what it is. Would have been 4*, but there was a 10% surcharge on...a Sunday that didn’t seem justified (and wasn’t disclosed in advance)More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 12 May 2019

Another rather lovely place in the inner city for a pot of tea, or coffee. Friendly staff and quite a pleasant location. Not too busy either.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

Make sure you have the eggs Benedict on rosti with ham hock. Divine! Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 25 April 2019

Lovely cafe that has some interesting and tasty food. Good location centrally in Richmond. Nice industrial style renovation since I last came here so there is now more room for more people. Can be a little noisy inside when there are lots of people.I do...enjoy being something of a people watcher, so can sit and watch the world go by. Or go outside with your dog and enjoy your meal. Eggs Benedict were pretty good with a generous portion size. My girlfriend just had banana bread with her chai and said it was good. My coffee was excellent and not too much froth. Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly. Pram and stroller accessible. Reasonable parkingMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Friends of Mine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4