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Decoy Cafe

Central Business District
Cafe, Australian
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303 Exhibition St | b/w La.Trobe St & Lt.Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 6077
06:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 16:30
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Buderim, Australia
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Come for Breakfast, every time in Melbourne, Always lovely friendly service, and the meals are excellent.

Thank Elsie15882
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Everything about this cafe was on point. The service, the coffee and the breakfast. It's certainly a popular establishment with the workers pumping out coffee after coffee for the morning rush hour. Highly recommend.

Thank kevvie6
Melbourne, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

My second quick visit to this cafe 😊 have to say cafe has a great vibe and baristas are confident and very welcoming 👌🏽 highly recommended .. Oh forgot that they roast there beans on premises and constantly provides different blends overtime 👍🏽 keep up the good work ☕️

Thank Jasper_singh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

With literally a hundred cafes at the Paris end of Melbourne, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee. Decoy is a little place on Exhibition Street in Melbourne that roasts it's own beans and on any day, has three different blends you can choose from. The staff are fantastic and very personable and the coffee is amongst... More 

Thank cricket9
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We have lunch here regularly and it is always yummy, the food is nice and changes enough to keep us both happy. Service is always excellent and friendly. The coffee is definitely a stand out;)

Thank TheAdventurer_10
Melbourne, Australia
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

The guys at Decoy love their coffee. They roast their own beans and have different blends each week. Decoy supply all the disconcerting office workers nearby with their morning caffeine fix, so if you need to grab a quick takeaway, rest assured you'll get awesome coffee speedily and efficiently. If you do stay for breakfast or lunch, there's seating both... More 

1 Thank Freya C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

I go here's everyday on my to work. Best coffee, great service and breakfast isn't bad either. You can even choose what kind of beans you want in your coffee.

1 Thank Jason B
Perth Scotland
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

Lovely wee cafe on Exhibition street,popped in for a light lunch and it was fantastic ,great service from lovely staff. If your looking for great food go here . Keep up the good work folks

1 Thank Cowsie
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Bill and Chris are welcoming, friendly and really good at what they do. They roast and serve the best coffee in Melbourne , which is saying something in a city that prides it's self on the stand off coffee.the food is delicious Well presented and all the staff are friendly and prompt. And to top it off every three months... More 

1 Thank Heather K
Buderim, Australia
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

If in Melbourne and you want Service, and a great Breakfast, go to Decoy. As you can see everyone rates it 5 star. The service is first class, the Breakfasts are 5 star. You only have to walk past in the mornings to see as many as 12 people waiting for a Coffee, to know the quality of what they... More 

1 Thank Elsie15882

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Exhibition St | b/w La.Trobe St & Lt.Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 6077

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

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the 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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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