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“Excellent insight into Melbourne”

Hidden Secrets Tours
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Melbourne Cafe and Coffee Culture Walking Tour
Ranked #11 of 96 Food & Drink in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Melbourne's Original Laneway Walking Tours. Indulge in a vibrant city with our Award winning walking tours through Melbourne's back streets and Laneways. Small groups, with creative local hosts enjoy the urban landscape that many locals miss. Discover intricacies of the past and the modern day in food and wine, fashion design, architecture and so much more. Just a few hours with us and so much of the city makes more sense. If you think you know Melbourne, then think again!
Reviewed 17 October 2017

1  Thank Madeleine C
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Thank BobSeattle1
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Our guide Rachael led our small group around the grid at a relaxed pace and imparted
information in a lively, interesting way. We particularly lived the hot chocolate break, the
street art, our swag bag. It was great to see some of the grit if city living as well as the
glamour bits. We got some ideas for dinner too. So glad we did this tour!

3  Thank Julie A
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Tours H, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Julie
I really appreciate your comment on the grit of the city, its the reality of Melbourne we want to share, not a sanitised version, but we look for the creative versions wherever we can.
We are so glad you enjoyed the walk and that the tour gave you a better insight into the city ( and hopefully a fun fab dinner too)
Kindest regards
Fiona, Rachael and the team

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Our guide, Amy, was very friendly and informative; she did a wonderful job and made our outing a lot of fun. This is a special side of Melbourne that everyone should experience.

Note: Do not pay for a lunch to be included (we were taken to a South American restaurant, ??), as there are SO MANY wonderful choices in the area.

2  Thank 5heartfamily
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Tours H, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear 5heartfamily
How lovely to see your review here, you must have been one of the last groups with Amy before she left us for a few months whilst she treads the boards up in Sydney for the musical Beautiful. We all love the way our guests interact and get to feel this side of Melbourne. A city full of options as you noted.
We do currently use a wonderful restaurant that is Peruvian in flavour, as they use locally produce, table service, plenty of room for our bookings, and have an interesting venue at the end of a lesser known laneway. We have many locals on our walks, so they love it, and there is no typical flavour here, so we like to have an offering a little different than readily available Mediterranean pasta or oriental dishes. But I can see you may have been wanting something else.
As you noted there are just so many cafes and restaurants in the city area, so that is why we do have a with our without lunch option for our guests.
We are so pleased you enjoyed our version of Melbourne and hope you enjoyed the rest of your Australian Adventure
Thank you for taking the time to write, and for your insights.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I am a Melbourne local and received a voucher to do the Cafe and Coffee culture tour. I have to admit I was not expecting to much except to try new coffee places. BUT IT WAS SO MUCH MORE. Our guide, Fiona, was a wealth of information about the history of Melbourne and answered all our question with great detailed.
The tour weaved through the lane way stopping a historical points along the way some including a coffee taster (or hot drink of choice) and sweet treats. The tour ended with an amazing lunch all included in the cost of the tour.
So happy I discovered many new lane ways and hide a way restaurants to visit in future.

1  Thank Celeste S
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Tours H, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Dear Celeste - Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your experience with Fiona on our Cafe Culture Walk. The walk is definitely more than just coffee and we love that we were able to show you some new favourites for you to continue to enjoy! We hope to see you on one of our other walks in the future.
- The team at Hidden Secrets Tours

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