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Monk Bodhi Dharma

#486 of 3,328 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Rear 202 Carlisle St, Balaclava., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Fri 18:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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169 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I had been looking online for the best Acai Bowl and this place came up. It's a little hard to find, but it's worth searching out as the Acai Bowl was excellent. It brought me back to Brazil. We also had the Vegan Tacos which were delicious. The avocado was perfect, and the portions were large. I don't drink coffee... More 

Thank SunnyMangoMac
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I have been there for a few times with my friend. Last time went there by myself. The food & service are nice.

Thank Jenny S
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Came here just for a coffee, didn't like it at all! However the food on the table beside us looked good!

Thank SorchaNiM
Wodonga, Australia
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152 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous vegetarian meals! So good in fact we ate here three times in a week. We became a little addicted to their Avignon Apple Pancakes, but on our last visit I branched out to try the zucchini and mint hot cakes with beetroot relish....also sensational. Although they pride themselves on their coffee, it didn't work for me. I had a... More 

Thank Ellyn M
Footscray, Australia
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481 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

if it weren't for the gps, i would not have found this cafe! hidden and unassuming in the rear, access via a cobblestone laneway, monk bodhi dharma churns out exquisite coffees. the vegetarian food served looks good too. ferret it out, it is worth the coffee!

Thank 1mightymouse
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is by far my favourite place for brunch dates - though it must be the place for many others since we often have to wait a short while for a table. This cafe is cute, rustic and hipster. It has a fantastic menu full of flavourgasms and freshness. Plus, they make their own almond milk in-house every morning and... More 

Thank Isha B
Gothenburg, Sweden
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Above average music volume level, but not in a bad way. Extremely friendly and cosy atmosphere - feels like you are a local patron the first time you get there.

Thank Viktor_Ernholm
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you love great thoughtful food and exquisite coffee come check these guys out! Simply brilliant. Pancakes or the mushrooms I have both most times. Plus they do occasional dinners which are perfectly immense. Thanks monk the food, coffee, tunes and staff rock 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Thank Gingerbiz
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203 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I found this little gem on the internet and luckily it gave a clue to its location or we would never have found it as it’s in a car park behind a row of shops. It’s worth the hunt though and lots of other people appear to have found it as the place was pretty full. There are a few... More 

Thank LocalTravelTips2014
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The menu is amazingly inventive. The flavour combinations are so unusual, but work so well that you are really getting a great dining experience- worth the money for sure. I recommend the acai bowl, Apple pancakes, umami mushrooms, and banana bread pancakes (not sure if still making these). The coffee is excellent too, although having it with the housemade almond... More 

Thank Adele W

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 22:30
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rear 202 Carlisle St, Balaclava., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne

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