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The Old Paper Shop Deli

266 Clarendon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 6702
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (21 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
266 Clarendon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing. Shame really. I have enjoyed it as a breakfast treat for over 8 years. Maybe it was a bad day. It happens. I'll try again. Cuppla little things; Lay off the salt whilst cooking. I'd rather make my own choice in that department. Dehydration...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Lovely to visit after 30 years away. This place is an institution in South Melbourne. The choices may have changed over the decades but the name remains. It’s casual, friendly and love the old photos along the wall. Coffee could have been stronger.

Thank jennydowell
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Coffee just warm. Pumpkin and ricotta boreet just warm Mexican souvelaki flavoursome. Mixed feelings about this place. Husband asked for my pumpkin boreet to be heated more as pictured much better. Relish delish. Might try again another time not a Friday. Food might be fresher.

Thank wilbuild
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This little casual eatery has been around for as long as I can remember and its always consistantly good. Friendly staff, good coffee and a great breakfast menu with lots of choices and with very generous servings it's hard to beat. Go there for the...More

Thank iGuySimpson
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Visited for brunch and really hope get back here soon. We recieved a friendly welcome on arrival and the staff were lovely. Everything looked tasty but I had the waffles and my friend the spanish omlette. We both cleaned the plate and the coffee was...More

Thank nicktaz
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been going for breakfast last three years. The fact we have been going there speaks for itself, in our opinion.

Thank Tony Z
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited this deli for breakfast last Sunday . The place was very busy , which is normally a good sign and what attracted us to give it a try. The food was very good and the service was very fast ....More

Thank 0303SOH
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to this cafe several times but it’s gone down hill. Over priced, cakes very doughy., they look pretty in the window but........ Coffee was warm and weak! Yuck. And the staff. Goodness how rude and horrible. Nope never again

Thank Gracelli
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Having previously worked in the area this deli used to be a favourite. After a break of a few years we decided to try it again. What a let down. My chicken salad $14 was supposed to have avo but I couldn’t find any. The...More

Thank Maurice F
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The service is not great. The bagel in the menu says lightly toasted but it was rock hard and burnt. Can't cut through it. Blackened but covered by the salmon. The scrambled eggs were hard and dry. Not soft and fluffy. Expected poached instead of...More

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South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous
market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged
fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens
and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole
neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the
hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays
of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in,
a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 266 Clarendon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9690 6702
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