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Cafe on Bourke

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50 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 4200
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Bega, Australia
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This visit started fairly unimpressively. I was looking for a quiet spot for an evening meal in the city centre. Everywhere around looked busy and badly lit (ie dark): not what I was looking for. I wandered past Cafe on Bourke, and it really did not look that inviting: there was almost nobody in there (not a good look when... More 

Thank Alec M
Fort Hood, Texas
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2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

From the warm greeting on the street to the tantalizing food, you will find how quaint Melbourne remains. The tasty foods tempts to sit, but it is the friendly personable service that makes you feel at home. There is nothing on the menu that won't keep you from wanting to return. Even a simple flat white is luxury here. Enjoy... More 

Thank Candy_L_1978
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Looking for tea whilst in the city? At Cafe on Bourke we found pizza and pasta of many varieties and plenty of other meals too. Service was prompt and staff were friendly. Food was yummy and very hot and a restaurant feel rather than takeaway (as pizza can be). Good proximity to our accommodation.

Thank jammckenzie
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this cafe for lunch before we went to a show at Her Majestys theatre. Staff were very friendly, service was good. It has Italian cuisine (pizzas, pasta etc) They also have sandwiches and deserts. It is suitable to bring the whole family with very reasonable prices.

Thank Macmeikan
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great little cafe, open late. We had not long arrived in melbourne and looking for a evening snack/ casual dining. Great price price $15 for a burger and chips.

Thank Kookie2014
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Geez! I feel like pizza. I was staying around the corner and found this cafe in the way home from the city. As I just wanted something lightish and quick I ordered the small pizza with the lot. Man .. a meal in itself. Lots of topping well cooked and very tasty ... as I was standing waiting for my... More 

Thank GCDarwin
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food was so good and so cheap. I had a glass of wine, garlic bread and gnocchi and the bill was $28. Quick service, perfect b4 the theatre! Will definitely be going back!

Thank hanrowlands
Invercargill, New Zealand
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had Spaghetti Bolognese and Lasagne as entrée sizes for $13 and it was plenty and tasted lovely. We were given extra Parmesan to sprinkle as we liked. The main size was $17. We will go back again next time we are in Melbourne.

Thank S0uthernSeni0r
Echuca, Australia
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Came in at 6.45 for pre theatre pizza. We asked the waitress how long the meals would take, she said ten minutes. At 7.05 we hadn't been served, when I asked how much longer they said 2-3 minutes. At 7.15 we had to leave. Very disappointing start to a family night out.

Thank Juneish
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Upon our arrival in Melbourne we wanted to sate our hunger after suffering average airplane food. We happened upon this cafe and shared a pizza and salad. We were impressed by the quality of the food and the service was very good.

Thank BrisbaneSmiley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 4200

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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