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Brother Baba Budan

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Central Business District
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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359 Little Bourke St | CBD, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9606 0449
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in after getting to the CBD after an earlier flight from Cairns. The coffee was delightful, service was prompt and staff were super friendly. Just what I needed in my life after an early morning flight, killing time before another flight later that night. :P

Thank Alexandra K
Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for a takeaway coffee - wow it's popular! And I can see why. It's such a funky little place so people were taking photos everywhere - and the service was fast and friendly (worth the little wait in queue) and my chai latte was delicious!

Thank Dianne W
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in to get quick coffee to start the day. Coffee and a freshly baked almond croissant. Mmmmmmmm so good.

Thank james_ware
Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The coffee shop is very small and extremely busy. However, it is worth waiting a little extra. The staff were so friendly and the atmosphere is unique.

Thank colla01
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there to pick up a long black, the place was busy with a queue for takeaway but worth the wait. Definitely recommended.

Thank Lovetravelfatcat
Adelaide, Australia
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327 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We managed to squeeze into a couple of seats at the back, and enjoyed some rather good coffee. These guys are that serious they weigh each shot grind. You know the coffee will be good, also excellent almond croissant. Can get very busy but worth it.

Thank Pumperman
Bali, Indonesia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's small coffee shop, and always full but the coffee is really good, atmosphere is warm with unique ceiling, full of hanging chairs.good place for good coffee.

Thank BJNugraha
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I really like this place. A tiny jewel in the middle of a busy street. Great coffee. They uses seven seeds coffee too in here.

Thank Bunga D
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to try Brother Baba Budan, judging on the vibe (?) - busy and full of hipsters inside the cafe. The coffee comes in only one size - a notably tiny cup, I might add. If you normally order a regular to large size cup of coffee you will need to order two cups at least to match the... More 

Thank asiandub1
Brisbane, Australia
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2,091 reviews
1,169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Melbourne is famous for its coffeehouses and this is a good example of great coffee- start with great selection of beans and add a skilled barista

Thank Michael S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 359 Little Bourke St | CBD, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9606 0449

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

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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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