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Manchester Unity Building 220 Collins St | Ground Floor, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good23%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
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16 Sep 2018
“Friendly staff and beautiful coffee”
16 Aug 2018
“A Hidden Gem”
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Manchester Unity Building 220 Collins St | Ground Floor, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wandering the laneways of Melbourne a friend and I found this little gem. It was out of the way, but still in a good location. The two staff were both friendly and efficient providing a very tasty toasty and a decent coffee - what more...More

Thank IanC1494
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I accidentally stumbled across this little "hole in the wall" and I have been going back ever since! Staff are incredibly friendly and easy to order from, coffee variety is broad and the ambience of sitting in a little mini café is so amazing and...More

1  Thank Daylan78
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This cubby cafe is a real hidden gem in the heart of the CBD. We popped in for a coffee and loved the friendly service, great coffee (loved the big mugs) and made ourselves very comfy in the smallest cafe in town.

Thank pddownunder
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Great coffee from hole in the wall friendly barista with limited bench seating opposite. A couple of food items available. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a very cool cafe. A must visit, friendly staff, good coffee and awsome location. Coffee 8/10, service 8/10..i will be back.

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The coffee at Switchboard is excellent. It is hidden away but has a great atmosphere. Service is prompt and with a smile.

1  Thank Ted G
Reviewed 10 April 2017

On a recommendation, we recently tried Switchboard, a cleverly converted former switchbox in the Manchester Unity Building. It is well worth finding. Great coffee, good range of food, friendly staff and a great renovation.

Thank Ted G
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

What a gem. Good coffee. Very friendly staff. A quirky little place to sit in opposite the hole in the wall cafe. A must experience.

Thank rjbro
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I hate to even post about this place because it is so small and hidden but it really was memorable. I was walking around the city centre and smelled coffee and followed the scent. This was in 2008, before they had a phone number (!!!)...More

Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Location: Switchboard is a quaint and charming coffee shop located within the Manchester Unity Building. The building alone is an attractive structure with vintage appeal. You will be oblivious to Switchboard unless you know of the cafe or you are intentionally pursuing its discovery. We...More

Thank bankr0bber
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manchester Unity Building 220 Collins St | Ground Floor, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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