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Earl Canteen

#1,167 of 3,565 Restaurants in Melbourne
$$ - $$$Cafe, , Fast food
500 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9600 1995
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
2 weeks ago
“Sandwiches could be better”
6 Feb 2018
“Little Collins - lift your game”
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Cafe, Australian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
500 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've purchased the classic chicken sandwich now a number of times and today was probably the worst one I've ever had. There was barely any filling, a few pieces of rocket placed to the front of the sandwich to make it look like it had...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Ordered an "everyday sandwich" with delicious fillings, but a stale roll. Nasty. Won't be going back!

Thank ExperiencedOz
Reviewed December 25, 2017

Looking forward to lunch here recently as the combination of the ingredients listed on the display cabinet sounded delicious. However, we were disappointed as the fillings named were technically there but in minimal amounts (sometimes just a very thin scraping!) and the rolls were more...More

Thank Barb C
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Stayed near the Earls on Little Bourke street. Dropped in first morning of a week long stay for a coffee. Service was unreal and coffee was great. Went back every morning and coffee was consistently high quality. Had a few salads for lunch and they...More

Thank stevehatherell
Earl C, Public Relations Manager at Earl Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, Steve - appreciated. Really pleased to hear we were able to look after you during your stay in Melbourne. I must say, one of the things that can sometimes lack on my trips away is...More

Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Great coffee, tasty sandwiches and friendly staffs! It's no wonder they get so many people during peak hours! Well done guys!

Thank Aaron L
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I shared the Broccoli Salad and the Chicken and Brown Rice Salad. They were both fresh and tasty and the poached chicken was beautifully moist. Minimal dressing, just enough to add flavour, which is how we like it. Would happily go there...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

It's a very average cafe with average coffee. Everything seems like overpriced and food portions are average too. The place hasn't got any vibe. Not my choice anyway.

Thank thefastfurious
Reviewed August 17, 2016

stopped here in a hurry, and wow what a selection, more of a take away, but this is setting take away to a new standard, I ended up taking not only my lunch but more for days to come, great concept and service was fast...More

Thank speckal1
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Dropped into QV and had a coffee, muesli and my son had avocado toast. Cheap, good food and fast. Great experience and I would go back

Thank cbsgwobal
Reviewed June 16, 2016

We regularly have a working lunch during meetings at a nearby government office catered for by this place. Good selection of interesting well made sandwiches as well tasty biscuits and cakes. Reliable delivery service.

Thank Michael C
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9600 1995
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