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178 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
+61 3 9428 7378
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07:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

This cafe has recently changed hands and has nosedived. Suspect this occurred between the last 2 review dates. Previously managed well. Now hopeless, disorganised chaos. Staff clueless. Orders incorrect, requiring repeated clarification. Suspect lots of unhappy breakfast customers....needs to vastly improve or the word will get around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

3 kitchen staff. 4 floor staff. With my view to the kitchen it was no surprise that our food (scrambled eggs and a salad) took forever to be served: they seemed to be making one dish at a time, and not very well. The waitstaff were constantly asking if we were OK but not doing much. To make a coffee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Plenty of great breakfast spots in Richmond but this is a favourite for locals. Coffee is amazing! Service is friendly and prompt in this busy popular cafe. Extensive menu with a great all day breakfast. Highly recommended!

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Thank Chris C
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

We shared a Croque Madame, $14, which came served on a wooden platter (which seem to be very trendy at the moment). The bread was a brioche style quite soft and sweet. Coffee was an 8 out 10 and seemed a bit pricey at $4 Would go back as staff was friendly and an avocado and toast dish looked good.

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Thank Trish M
Brisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

Grungy but good coffee and great breakfast. Newspapers available and friendly staff

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Thank aussie_platinum
Richmond, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

Torch is such a great place. Excellent food, good prices for quality produce, the coffee is stand out and the staff are ALWAYS there with a smile on their face. Thank you Torch :)

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2007

One of the funkier cafes in Richmond, but correspondingly much more expensive for a coffee and meal than everywhere else in the area

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Breakfast
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:00
Monday
07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:00
Thursday
07:30 - 16:00
Friday
07:30 - 16:00
Saturday
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9428 7378

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?