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Cafe Ivanhoe

$$ - $$$
International, Contemporary, Australian, Cafe
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215 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe, Banyule, Victoria 3079, Australia
+61 3 9499 1545
19:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered poached eggs on toast with spinach. Not much effort is put into the presentation of the breakfast. Very bland and boring. As I was eating the breakfast I noticed a worm in my plate from the spinach. I called the manager and asked him to take the breakfast away because I could not eat it any more. He insisted... More 

Thank dimmat51
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great little cafe in heart of Ivanhoe. Weekly specials board is a great idea, the food was fresh and and full of flavour. I had the Cured ocean trout with beetroot hummus, my wife had the Cripsy Prosciutto with sun dried tomato pesto and Fetta.....Absolutely AMAZING. We then decided to treat ourselves to something sweet and a little cheeky, Ricotta... More 

Thank foodaholic81
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This cafe is an absolute gem! Not only are the staff extremely friendly and attentive, but the coffee and food is the best in Ivanhoe! The owner always remembers everyone's names and orders which is just such a nice touch. With an ever changing specials menu, do yourself a favour and head here for an awesome breakfast and quality coffee!

Thank Kaseem
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I went to cafe ivanhoe and had the worst experience. My partner ordered the Eggs Benedict and it was inedible, the server boy was great and very understanding and even offered to make it again and we declined and just order chips. My partner had only taken one bite and couldn't continue because the apple cider vinegar was so overpowering... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

One of our party had eggs Benedict. The sauce was so overpowered by vinegar it was inedible. Whilst our waiter was apologetic and took the uneaten food away immediately, the gentleman in charge who I can only assume to be the owner was aggressive and extremely rude. The care factor for his customers was 0% yet the amount charged was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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185 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Usually like to have the quiche or the gnocchi, this time we had the soup which was delicious. Coffee is always good and Paul makes sure the service is attentive and efficient.

Thank Anne88888888
Orange, Australia
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

My husband has been coming here for years when he travels for work and I finally got a chance to come with him this time! Not only was the cafe friendly and inviting but the food was amazing and the staff terrific! I highly recommend stopping here and we will return on our next trip!

Thank TravellingAlpacas
Melbourne, Australia
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101 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We decided to meet here for a breakfast meeting. I had to ask for a coffee after we seated ourselves. We ordered some breakfast-I ordered poached eggs, grilled tomato, smoked salmon and spinach on toast. The poached eggs were over cooked, the coffee was luke warm at best and my meal arrived without the spinach. No real concern or apology... More 

1 Thank Carms2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Have been coming for years for breakfast pre work. Standard menu is solid and good, as is the coffee. However every week the is a new list of tasty and interesting specials to keep the taste buds tingling. Paul the owner seems to know everyone by name and their orders ... Service the old fashioned way.

2 Thank simon g
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Consistently friendly service - yummy menu - great coffee. Nice open front window lovely in the warmer weather. An Ivanhoe staple.

1 Thank LSB1609

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
International, Contemporary, Australian, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe, Banyule, Victoria 3079, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Banyule  >  Ivanhoe
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9499 1545
Casual café serving breakfast, brunch, Lunch & afternoon tea. Full takeaway service, plus catering available also. Our take on modern Australian food

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