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Depot de Pain

$$ - $$$
French, Cafe, Wine Bar
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693 Rathdowne Street | Carlton North, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9349 1311
06:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 19:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

There's not much going on around this part of town on a Saturday morning, so this place is a godsend. Good coffee, tasty baked snacks like sausage rolls and quiches (good quality ones with proper chutney on the side) and nice cakes. A bit poky if you want to sit in, but perfectly adequate.

Thank kaisa66
Melbourne, Australia
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173 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious French pastries and excellent coffee, a great way to start the day. Outdoor seating when it's sunny with lovely warm nooks inside. Also some interesting wines to enjoy if you go for lunch or afternoon tea. Have tried the savoury treats, also very good. If you go near closing time you might be lucky to pick up discount loaves... More 

Thank ShaneABurke
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Friend of ours recommended this place and we are thankful for his advise. The coffee was the right temperature, with great selection of cakes.

Thank Mark F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

First time experience, having just made it in time for lunch. We had smashed avocado with poached egg, calamari, champignon eggs and fries, perfect!! And demolished within minutes. With a bottle of delicious Chardonnay Waiters were friendly and knowledgeable. Beautiful venue and warm, happy and relaxing vibes. Highly recommended!

Thank Ciara B
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324 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Having spent the last 6 weeks in France, I thought I would extend the joy by coming here (and it was around the corner from where I was staying). French food is certainly better in France. Laws brought In by the French to preserve their culture mean that most villages need to have a Boulanger, where they make bread on... More 

Thank Fiona H
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

In need of a good coffee whilst visiting a friend in Melbourne, she took me to Depot de Pain one morning for a takeaway coffee, which we got from the 'hole in the wall' from a very friendly and happy chappy! :-) The coffee was sooo good, I suggested to my friend we return the next day for lunch, which... More 

Thank traveljqld
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Friendly and inviting service combined with well prepared meals. Very reasonable prices ... Suitable for families, couples and larger groups.

Thank Peter V
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Frequent on a regular basis. Over time have tried whats on offer; Breads, cakes, desserts, coffee, wine, hot & cold meals. Never had a bad experience, everything is tasty and well presented. Prices are on the upper side but you pay for excellent quality. Both indoor and outdoor seating. Staff are friendly although service is sometimes slow.

Thank Andrew F
Melbourne, Australia
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162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Had coffees & late breakfast (spinach & ham crepes, poached eggs with hollandaise sauce & giant crouton)... Food was hot, tasty & well presented... Beautiful, milky coffees made just as we requested (so good we had two)... We sat inside but many people were enjoying the pavement seating... Service lets this bistro/cafe down... Staff seem disinterested & poorly trained... If... More 

Thank gaile1155
North Fitzroy, Australia
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67 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

The vibe and promise here is great, but sadly the delivery is poor. Unless you are a regular (or possibly hipster local) you get little attention from the staff. Our meal took forever to be served, despite being obviously taken from the shelves at the front counter. When I asked the staff whether the croissants were made from butter I... More 

Thank Chris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
French, Cafe, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 693 Rathdowne Street | Carlton North, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9349 1311

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