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$$ - $$$
Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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428 Malvern Rd, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
+61 3 9510 8336
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our brunch, sitting outside with the hairy one was absolutely substantial. Junior had the Smashed Avo with extra mushrooms (very fresh with bursts of pomegranate jewels & pine nuts), his bride had the French Toast (great contrasts of toasted cheese, bacon, asparagus etc.) and I had the Mushroom plate (lovely medley of different mushrooms). The balance of flavours and textures... More 

Thank Judie2011
Level Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

That sums up this place. The use of flowers, pomegranate and mushrooms are refreshingly innovative. Most delighted with the mushroom breaky. Love it !!! Well done! !

Thank Teck T
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with friends, 2 super salads one with chicken and one with trout and the waffles. All meals were delicious. I really enjoyed the super salad. Washed it down with the 2 Hands Sexy Beast Wine which was sensational! Finished with coffees and a Oreo & Bailey's thick shake. Friendly waitstaff. great atmosphere and really good food and coffee. I... More 

Thank Shyguy S
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my local go-to when I am after a spot of brunch. Great fit out, great atmosphere. Plenty of seating inside and a few tables outside, so there's never too much of a wait. The car park next door has made it much easier too. I've never had a bad coffee from here, and the food is always good... More 

Thank tiny_dancer16
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here and had the Wolfpack burger. Tasted great but the meat was full of gristle which made it unpleasant. If they used a better quality meat without the gristle then it would be spot on. Pricey but good. Menu is a little 'yuppy' and odd so if you like mainstream then go elsewhere.

Thank RateNReview
Adelaide, Australia
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Back again while visiting my daughter and really like this large cafe.I love the chilli scrambled eggs and the hotcakes are also a good choice. Really well-cooked eggs, food presentation and great staff. Get in and write your own review.

Thank Graham C
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful Father's Day brunch for our extended family at Hobba. We reserved the space at the back of the restaurant with a large table for 15 and we had great service despite being a little out of the way. The restaurant was heaving with fathers day customers and they managed very well, we had a smaller menu... More 

Thank archimum77
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Service is slow and a bit hit and miss. The chai latte is quite bitter but the coffee is great. It is never a first or impromptu choice but second and more considered mostly because of the potential response / atmosphere created at times by the wait staff. I wouldn't go out of my way and if something else is... More 

Thank tweetsjanelle
Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Since visiting Melbourne, getting to go around the nice places to check out the food that is on offer. This place used to be old garage but turned into an eatery with spacious dining area. This place can hold special functions too if you want to hold a big party. We went to Hobba to grab some lunch and have... More 

Thank Glenda L
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

For good service and an attractive environment this ex garage has it all. I was surprised how successful it is considering it is expensive and the options are rather limited. On the menu my pulled brisket baguette was to be served with chips and salad. Since when does three pieces of watercress constitute a salad? In order not to sound... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Malvern Rd, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Prahran
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9510 8336

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