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Cafe Florentine

$$ - $$$Italian, Cafe,
22-24 Church St, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia
+61 3 9593 1214
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Italian, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22-24 Church St, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used to come here when we lived in Australia. It's not nostalgia that caused us to visit three times in nine days. The last visit we both had the lamb and the tirimisu. They were both well executed and presented well. The other two...More

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I recently ate a fantastic meal at Café Florentine with a group of friends. The friendly and efficient service is above par when eating at similar places. The food was great and I wold highly recommend it to anyone wanting a great sit down meal.

Thank bilvel
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Food was much better than the last time we went there . Loved it actually . Took our own wine . Service very attentive . Coffee great . Would recommend

Thank Liz P
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I came in the other day to Florentine’s to get some breakfast with my mother and we both ordered some coffee’s (as any sane person would in Melbourne!) and the breakfast bruschetta. The coffee was amazing but unfortunately we only received a slice of toast...More

Thank Claire E
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We love veal and was not disappointed. It is hard to find real veal on the menu here. I know Aussies have a bias towards it and I can hear “how can you eat it“? But happily enjoy lamb (just as young as veal in...More

Thank AlexandraMelbourne
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Of course a restaurant has to serve quality food to survive and this venue does that. The even more important reason as to why I would go back is that the staff were welcoming, warm and friendly.

2  Thank Kimothy1003
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We went there on Monday night last week, a nice young lady seated us in a nice quiet spot, we were pleased to be presented with the new menu. We had barramundi fillet and a pork belly which was absolutely delicious! And after we enjoyed...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 26 November 2017

ok sorry to write this. been coming here for years and i drive 1 hour to come here. havent been for 6 months attended last night. EVERY time i come here i get the eye fillett steak and tiramisu dessert. told many people about the...More

Thank Darren L
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Was very impressed with the welcoming service and friendly staff. New management 3 months in. Booking over the net was made easy. Amazing breakfast selections. So yummy. Dinner was delicious, the freshest of ingredients, compliments to the chef. Met the new owner Chris who is...More

1  Thank Frances T
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for a long time, and the food and service have always been consistent, it will be exciting to witness plans for this space, under the new owners. Sara, the Manager, was extremely welcoming, and the staff were also...More

Thank Sally D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22-24 Church St, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Bayside  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9593 1214
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Established in 1989 and still a neighbourhood favourite! Cafe Florentine is the perfect place for a business breakfast, quick lunch, a glass of wine and nibbles with friends or for that special dinner occasion. We love our Florentine. Lead by a passionate team of individuals that continually strive to make your experience the best it can be, Florentine is something very special. You will be welcomed by Restaurant Manager, Ben Garrard, entertained by supervisors Victoria, Simon, Hannah,Annabel and spoiled by professional barman Liam and dazzled by the talented kitchen team led by James. All of our friendly team look forward to welcoming you. "To be inspired and to inspire others to continuously improve and push the boundaries of personal and professional achievement whilst maintaining a fun, team oriented environment." The customers seem to agree. As one regular put it: "Florentine is a relaxing and enjoyable restaurant experience. Friendly service combined with authentic, high quality cuisine sets the scene for a memorable dining experience."
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