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Friends of Ours

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1097 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon North, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3040, Australia
06:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Sat 06:00 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a quick lunch at Friends. Good choices on menu. Good service. Food was fresh and well prepared. Sat outside the open kitchen and could see that the chefs knew what they were doing. Staff are friendly and efficient. Coffee was good. Recommended

Thank David B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Very good place to have a breakfast and brunch, staff lovely in particulary lily (little malaysian waitress) very good taste, good smell and after all cheap ! Only things , the hollandaise sauce was not so tasty but it's just a little details ! Well done guys, keep going !!!! ✌

Thank Thomasbays
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The salmon stack was delicious with generous servings of every part, coffee and service was also good. I live on the other side of town but will be back.

Thank sarah3584
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This cafe is right up there with what you would expect in the city or fringe of the city. The food is delicious, the coffee is a good full flavour and the service is great. We had pulled pork sliders with chips and the Supergreen dish- both were fantastic. Good prices too. Will revisit on the future.

Thank kristie m
Melbourne, Australia
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186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I visited recently and enjoyed a strong skinny latte (I recommend requesting strong because otherwise its a bit milky - strong tasted as a standard should) - very nice coffee. I also ordered the Mediterranean breakfast; 2 poached eggs perfect, avocado and Turkish bread delish, my favorite was the decent portion of halloumi cheese and it was also served with... More 

Thank Christine D
Melbourne, Australia
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179 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

After a shopping stint at DFO we sought some food to ensure we didn't get Hangry. Trip Advisor popped up with this Cafe and as any good consumer does, we obeyed. Firstly, there is plenty of parking - however right, this area appears to be "the" spot for people to brunch... get in early, before 10am to get a spot... More 

Thank Steve S
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My little family decided to have a late lunch and we always liked going here even before little baby was born. Cozy feeling, rxposed bricks, photos of former and probably avid costumers. Food is always fantastic. Love the onion rings. I could just eat that lol Staff is friendly, helped us organise a table for us 3. Coffee is always... More 

Thank melbournetraveller83
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times, the coffee is probably one of the best in Melbourne. The food is a bit pricey in all honesty but you pay for what you get: big portions and fresh ingredients. Nice outdoor seating and staff are always friendly.

Thank jekeable
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Staff were all friendly, was a cold day and we sat outside but the outdoor heater was amazing. Food was delicious and big sizes. Great option to make your own blend of juice.

Thank Rebecca S
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Excellent food, great coffee, friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Offers a variety of dishes suitable for all. Will definitely be back.

Thank Ann C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1097 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon North, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3040, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moonee Valley  >  Essendon North
  • Phone Number: 03-93742610

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