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Cafe Florentine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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22-24 Church St, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia
+61 3 9593 1214
07:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Brighton, Australia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere is adult and well mannered. Decor is bright and staff welcoming. Noise level is minimal and white table cloths are inviting. Menu selections have not been updated recently and the usual selections are executed routinely. This usually reliable breakfast destination would benefit from review and serious revision . Suggest checking out what is current north of the river.

Thank Donna W
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 6 women had dinner here last Night to celebrate my friends 70th birthday. I had earlier called to ask if they could supply a cake but they said no but I would be welcome to bring our own and they would charge $2 each for serving! What a great start. So we all arrived bringing our own... More 

Thank footy8
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked outside but offered a seat inside which was nice. Meals were not rushed which is nice to see, as often meals are brought out one on top of the other at some restaurants. My meal was ok but not quite as described. Apple instead of snow peas. Did not really work and no one asked if I minded... More 

Thank Suzie L
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table outside today ,two tables joined together but on two different levels. Not a good start. I pointed it out but made no attempt to fix. Then the waiting staff which were pleasant in their demeanour however they didn't appear confident or well presented. Florentines has always been presented as a smart, quality food restaurant and consistently good,... More 

Thank Anna C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Very friendly staff, good ambience. We were heading to cinema and didn't have that long - no problem at all to accomodate us.

Thank Fiona L
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a frequent customer at Florentines for 10 years, have been there 3 weeks in a row and each time there has been issues, today the worst, coffee came luke warm and more like Milk, waited 30 minutes for food and there was only 1 table in the whole restaurant with food on it asked manager where our meal was... More 

Thank DebBret
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the three cheese toastie or the vegetarian plate with avocado, feta, baby toms and mushrooms yum, yum.

Thank Josephine S
Balgowlah, Australia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a nutshell the menu and the food have slipped considerably. What was once brilliant inventive food is now ordinary. The staff however are very attentive with table service, and should be congratulated. On this visit we dined at some of the Melbourne lane way cafes for simple bistro dishes like seafood linguine at cheaper prices and way better quality... More 

Thank Z00M33
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We often come to Cafe Florentine for a drink or lunch and we always enjoy it. It is a great place to go as an individual or as a family or catching up with friends. The staff are nice and the food and drink tastes great. Compared to other cafes in the Brighton area this is one of the best.... More 

Thank Advlex
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Have been eating at Café Florentine for years and have recently been disappointed at the service and inconsistency of the food. There has been some kind of change with many new servers, some who do not appear to know the menu very well. I nearly always order the same thing for breakfast and it is coming out different each time... More 

Thank BDL999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 31
Italian, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?