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Breakfast Thieves

#519 of 3,155 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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420 Gore St | Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9416 4884
07:30 - 16:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 07:30 - 16:00
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, very very pretty plating, good coffee, nice ambiance. Love the rather quiet neighborhood.

Thank csakura01
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had amazing black pudding breakfast with beetroot puree and poached eggs. The staff members are so friendly and the food was ready quickly. Absolutely worth the visit. I'll be going back.

Thank Nik253
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Very cozy and lovely atmosphere! nice meals for everyone! good juices and teas. pretty friendly stuff:) located in a fantastic area! if you travel to melbourne, visit this restaurant and the area around. very nice and special boutiques and shops! go for it and enjoy.

Thank Anik L
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Set in beautiful Gore St, this spot is a lovely, welcoming cafe. The coffee was served quickly and the soy flat white tasted just right (this is proving to be hard to achieve on a consistent basis even living in Collingwood/Fitzroy area). My boyfriend ordered scrambled eggs and bacon on toast which looked great and a generous serve. I ordered... More 

Thank Stephanie D
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Enjoyed breakfast here on a Thursday recently. Sat outside and couldn't fault the service, the coffee or the food. Our group of three enjoyed the Leprechaun, the Legend and Thieves on the Run. All were presented well, tasted great and the service was unobtrusive and spot on! It was so good, we took a friend and went back on the... More 

Thank Mar1ka
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Nice location and ambiance with indoor and outdoor seating. Service was brisk, warm and friendly. Pleasant raw decor. Good breakfast choice from small bites of pastries to full cooked meals. We had the zucchini fritters, a bacon egg and cheese role and a toasted ham n cheese croissant ~ with an orange juice, coffee and hot chocolate. Food was well... More 

Thank IEatLOVEPray
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Hungover breakfast was required. This place delivered the goods. Service - Was fast, efficient and unobtrusive. Drinks - Coffee choice was pretty good by Melbourne standards. - Hot chocolate wasn't overly sweet and tasted genuinely of chocolate rather than powder. Food - We had poachies on sourdough with bacon and wilted spinach Not far from 5 stars but I have... More 

Thank DS_brennan
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Food here are fusion of various cuisines, they are quirky but consistently prepared well and delicious. Here's a picture of a pork belly dish.

Thank Mai L
Melbourne, Australia
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285 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Went to pick up a pair of shoes around the corner parked out front thought we would try breakfast. Seated quickly waited 20 minutes for coffee cold when it arrived took it off the bill. I made my own breakfast eggs bacon and homemade beans. The sweetest beans I have ever had too sweet for me. The roll my son... More 

Thank Mark D
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179 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Family breakfast today was yummy and the service great. Eggs cooked perfectly as ordered and the sautéed mushrooms were especially delicious! Buttery garlicky yum yum! Coffee great too. We will be back. Picked up some cruffins from Lune up the street just topped off a lovely foodie morning!

Thank AngiePAustralia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Gore St | Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9416 4884

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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 Fitzroy

Neighbourhood Profile
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots, hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic. Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll find little independent shops where local clothes and furniture designers display their wares. There are specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its cuisine and art galleries, but if you want to buy an old-fashioned snooker table, there is a shop for that too. Small pubs still exist, tucked away on the corners of suburban side streets that serve up traditional Sunday roasts. Live music abounds, and the street performers play so hard you worry to tip them would ruin their concentration. Venture to the Spanish quarter on Johnston Street and you may even find street dancing. It is all happening amidst off-beat street murals and the shuffle of a very funky neighbourhood that embraces both old and new.
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