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John Gorilla

49 Pearson Street | Brunswick West, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
28 Nov 2016
“An OK place for brunch on weekend”
7 Jul 2016
“Tasty food and great decor”
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Cafe, Australian
$$ - $$$
49 Pearson Street | Brunswick West, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We used to live on the same street as this cafe and it was a perfect walk to get breakfast and coffee. Sadly the owner is a very strange and rude lady and some of the staff seem to follow in her footsteps, I've seen...More

Thank Lilliwaters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living round the corner from this cafe and a supporter of small establishments, i was very happy with the food and service here for over 2 years. The last visits though, the place has gone down dramatically with Manager's negative demeaning comments to staff in...More

1  Thank MadamBrussels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first I fell in love with this place. I must admit- I am a breakfast lover. At first sight their menu and the interior are amazing. The team is friendly and helpful but ... the owner is the least pleasant part of the place....More

2  Thank Karolina U
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I went to JG because it is only a walking distance from our place. We had a brunch there. The food is a ok. The coffee is not for my liking, but they serve baby cino so my toddler can have a drink similar to...More

Thank hastin h
Reviewed 4 November 2016

If only they put the effort into menu and not overcharging plus at least trying to be pleasant to customers that they put into the original styling? Thankfully there are plenty of alternatives in the area.

1  Thank Mick M
Reviewed 8 July 2016

It took me a while to make up my mind what to eat, as the vegetarian choices were meagre and the menu said: "no changes". Anyway, I was happy in the end. Perhaps the cafe is too hipster for me. At the next table a...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I love wandering up here whenever I am in Melbourne. The service is always good, the staff friendly and the coffee great!

1  Thank Danielle G
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to like this cafe as it was my local and so gave them quite a few opportunities but always left with that feeling of having over paid for something mediocre. The food menu is to be honest boring and over priced. The...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

The food is a bit steep, but not totally unreasonable. You get what you pay for. Coffees are well-made and I can say with confidence that everything I have tried in my more than five visits has been exquisite.

1  Thank Neil H
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Saw their post on facebook and as it was within walking distance had to go. Had the spicy cold herbal tea which was exactly what i needed before i got back on the booze. Great staff, quirky clientele. All round nice place.

Thank JoeA3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Pearson Street | Brunswick West, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
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