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Triim Food & Drink

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
Cafe, Australian, Mediterranean
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33 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 1561
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Eden, Australia
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very efficient little cafe with excellent food. Corn and zucchini fritters with avo and tomato salsa was fabulous. The waitress was also great and very friendly.

Thank Linda W
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I visited Triim each morning for breakfast on a recent visit to Melbourne. The proprietor greeted us with a warm welcome. The staff were friendly and the food was excellent. We will be back

Thank Malcolm T
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked up and was immediately greeted by the friendly owner keen to show me what is great on the menu. Ordered the Morning Glory and it was a very generous sized, tasty breakfast for only $12.50!! Coffee was ok possibly because I had it in a mug. The venue is awesome and reminded me of Paris or Rome. Definitely worth... More 

Thank Sillypiggys
South Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Randomly chose Triim for brunch on Australia Day and we found a little gem. The food was beautiful and tasty and very reasonably priced. Most importantly the staff were most attentive and very friendly. Appeared to be very well run family business and we will definitely be back.

Thank Greg Y
Mackay, Australia
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lucked upon this small eatery amongst the many competing eateries in Hardware Lane. The host was most persuasive, and we are fortunate that we accepted his suggestions. The Tassie oysters were freshly shucked and of a large size - extremely tasty. The meal was very good value, and service good.

Thank Ian S
Long Beach, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hardware Lane is always a great place for lunch in Melbourne - great variety and competitive prices. Today, we enjoyed best fish and chips ever: fresh flathead cooked in a very light beer batter, fat chips and a super fresh green salad. We live on a beach and eat a lot of flathead: Triim served up the best we've ever... More 

Thank Mike L
Adelaide, Australia
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been coming here for breakfast every time we are in Melbourne. Service is wonderful, the staff were very friendly and efficient. Food was great as usual.

Thank Eugenia W
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246 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

In a five-week visit to Australia and New Zealand, dinner at Triim was the worst we experienced. The restaurant is in a fun-filled pedestrian alley of eating places with outdoor seating. On a Friday evening, the atmosphere is more than noisy, it's rowdy and is a very unpleasant place to be unless you're drunk. Triim was one of the few... More 

Thank DandDToronto
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Been there with my family and boyfriend just because we were wondering around and didn't know where to go. The prices from the board looked good but compared to other cafes in Melbourne the portions were small and the food was not good. Nobody was really happy with what we had. I had a SMALL bowl of beans with 2... More 

Thank Elisabeth S
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Booked for 19 people, the owner's and staff couldn't have been more helpful! Food was amazing, the drinks flowed and the service was friendly and great. All done to a budget and catered for all tastes in our group. Will be back for sure.

Thank keg02

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 1561

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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 Central Business District

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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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