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1932 Cafe & Restaurant

220 Collins St | Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 5494
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (37 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
220 Collins St | Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely day - a tasty lunch at Cafe 1932 to start then a really interesting tour by Chloe of this fabulous building, the Manchester Unity building on Collins street. Great stories and background to the building of the stunning Art Deco building. Great work...More

Thank Anita G
Reviewed 2 days ago

The girls that served us at Cafe 1932 were very attentive and friendly, especially Iolande and Danielle. I am a slow eater and felt rushed as the tour started and I had not finished my meal. The calamari my friend had as a main meal...More

Thank serenach0i
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank you so much to all the very attentive and friendly staff at the cafe for our wine and cheese afternoon tea before our building tour today. The whole thing was absolutely delightful and the wine and cheese and desserts were absolutely fabulous. Thank you...More

Thank Leanne D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Attended the 2pm lunch and tour and thoroughly enjoyed. The restaurant began seating everyone right on 2pm and the staff provided friendly and attentive service throughout. Food and coffee was great. We received a 15 minute warning before the tour started which was also nice...More

Thank Millsy78
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thank God there are people with vision.Booked lunch and tour of Manchester Unity Building. The lunch was acceptable BUT the tour was something else. Our tour guide Chole was knowledgeable and informative. I have travelled extensively but would rate the lunch and tour as one...More

Thank kenhall1942
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch at Cafe 1932 was tasty and tender. The girls serving were attentive without being intrusive. The Cafe had just the right atmosphere. Our guide was very informative and easy to hear with a fairly large group. Manchester Unity Building is one of our favorite...More

1  Thank Cazza02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was so informative and presented the Manchester Unity in a way that took you back to the era. The tour guide was knowledgeable and able to answer any question asked of her. The lunch was simple yet provided enough choice for any palette....More

Thank mazzandrew2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our Afternoon Tea/Cheese and Wine Tour. The delicious cheese platter was enjoyed by us all. Yummy desserts were enjoyed with a great coffee! What a wonderfully restored building. Our Tour Guide was very informative. They were very accommodating to one of our group...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second visit , and took my niece as a birthday surprise . Breakfast was delicious , pulled pork , eggs and hollandaise sauce , my niece had the vegetarian tart, with asparagus. Added to this was a glass of sparkling wine ,...More

1  Thank marinac999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started off the day with delicious breakfast, friendly and professional service. Followed by an excellent tour. The guide was clear and knowledgeable. The building is beautifully restored due to one man’s passion. I would recommend the tour package and believe it is of good value.

1  Thank carlyj19792017
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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Lyn C
13 July 2015|
Response from 1932 C | Property representative |
Hi Lyn! We start on the ground floor arcade and take the escalator up to level 1. We then use the lifts up to the boardroom and rooftop for the remainder of the tour. We aren't aware of any other dining and tour... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Collins St | Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 5494
  • E-mail
1932 is an Art Deco style cafe and restaurant located in the iconic Manchester Unity Building on Collins Street in Melbourne.
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