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380 Lygon St | Carlton Vic, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 2801
09:00 - 19:00
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Thu - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat - Wed 09:00 - 19:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great meeting place, prompt service, incredible choices.. the coffee is good, and the breakfast choices are easy

Thank Chatelau
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful array of sandwiches, hot meals, dessert and gelato. Love taking my tourist friend over to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. The place is always filled with people and positive energy. Enjoy a cuppa while you are there!

Thank 656shwethas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I arrived with 15 other people, we all ordered individually and it was a bit weird with the drinks. Next to the cash register is 3 people in the bar doing random drinks. They just place your drink down, don't call your name or your number. Our group picked up wrong drinks, didn't realise where their drink was. The food... More 

Thank Erin K
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What's to say that hasn't already been said? A venerable and venerated Carlton institution( alongside Jimmy Watson's, which fittingly is across the road in Lygon st). Fantastic coffee and pannini with snacks and desserts and cakes to die for. Excellent, spacious and inviting facility with efficient and affable staff. Its a hit. For overseas visitors to Melbourne who love a... More 

1 Thank Michael P
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A Melbourne Icon! Walking distance from the city or a short tram ride north this is a cafe must..but be prepared to grab a table as it comes up. Great quality food, with lots of choices,inexpensive and delivered with clockwork service. Not quiet by any stretch of the imagination but who cares! Clearly you go to eat and chat a... More 

Thank markandrichard
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Did not know what to expect but I am really impressed! The food was delicious and tasted so authentic!! Brought back memories of me being in Italy. They even srve pizza like they do in Italy! The dessert option was massive too, i tried the Orange and almond cake and it was so moist, it was great. I also bought... More 

Thank Penny L
Brisbane, Australia
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brunetti is the most stylish cafe you can imagine! Every aspect of the design including the artistically tiled floors, the timber tables, comfy chairs and the suitably attired staff in crisp black and white screams STYLE! The coffee is excellent as you would expect and the range of savoury and sweet, delicious! It is always bustling so go there for... More 

Thank 51KarenH
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go for a coffee and cake in the evening. Fantastic atmosphere and good service. Delicious cakes.

Thank Fiona W
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is always very full of people because their coffee, cakes and ice creams are to die for. The girls behind the coffee counter could drop their attidue a little very rude only go their cause the coffee as i said is great.

1 Thank angetony65
McLaren Vale, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I could drink a Brunetti Mocha everyday for the rest of my life I would. Also ordered a cannoli which was yummy Nutella praline was average. Lovely spot will be back again if I return to Melbourne

1 Thank Cellaam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Lygon St | Carlton Vic, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 2801

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

Staying in Lygon Street

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Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
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