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Sketches Cafe Bar

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, International
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273 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, Monash, Victoria 3125, Australia
+61 3 9889 8925
10:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 10:30 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 15:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not been to Sketches in years...and am so pleased to report that it is still one of the finest little restuarants in the suburbs. SImple but delightful menu...byo wine only...reasonably priced...food was scrumptous...RIbeye steak cooked to perfection...fab service and terrific ambience. We really enjoyed and look forward to returning.

Thank Katiegal
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Yes, popped in by chance as our usual local was closed and what a treat we had! Would definitely return...crispy fresh salads are a must for me to write a review and we got just that. The pie of the day was delish as were the squid. Coffee, my other must have, was terrific.

Thank artlover51
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We often eat dinner at Sketches, and have never been disappointed in the food or the service. So, we decided to have a private function there, and it was brilliant. The chef is running a great little kitchen & really knows his stuff. They were happy to work us to make the night exactly what we wanted. The food was... More 

Thank GJ_RKT
Burwood, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Small local cafe with a range of options. Have been here a number of times for breakfast and always good. Prices are good for the big breaky, coffee is good and very helpful staff. They have an outdoor settings out the back and easy parking behind cafe.

Thank tigers7480
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247 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely brunch this morning with our 2 friends. Coffee were good and service was great. Highly recommended for an informal meal and catchup.

Thank Sue F
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Had a really well cooked fillet steak. The flavour was excellent The herb and garlic roast potatoes were good as well

Thank Simon M
Brisbane, Australia
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a nice little gem of a cafe on Burwood Highway. We were very happy with the welcoming staff, great coffee, very good soy hot chocolate (that my daughter loved!), Moroccan tagine baked eggs with sourdough bread and Brioche french toast all of which were very well created and "Insta-worthy"! Shall definitely visit again!

Thank thesmilingdoctor
Camberwell, Australia
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181 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

3 of us had main meals of 1. chicken; 2. eye fillet steak and 3. pork belly - not a complaint from any of us. Finished off with a very nice coffee. Not cheap but substantial enough. The place has a good feel about it and the staff are friendly and not over bearing. We will return.

Thank Gingermegs55
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

A friend and I have been meeting here for the past few weeks for afternoon coffee. Always friendly, great coffee and cakes, and no loud music playing. We can have a conversation without shouting. Waiters are always pleasant and efficient, and customers happy. I won't go anywhere else now.

Thank PenelopeC2002
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

It's so nice to have a great cafe down the road without living near the city. Sketches cooks amazing food, the staff are wonderful and the cafe itself is lovely - especially the outdoor section out the back. Every time I catch up with a friend, this is always my go to place. Love the chicken schnitzel focaccia and anything... More 

Thank Ashleigh P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Cafe, Australian, International
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 273 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, Monash, Victoria 3125, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Monash  >  Burwood
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9889 8925
With its improvements in recent years, Sketches is no longer a little cafe with a small dining space, but a cafe-restaurant with adequate dining spaces for either intimate indoor, trendy alfresco or casual outdoor dining. Transforming between cafe and restaurant settings allows us to cater for both casual catch-ups in the day and fine-dining on special occasions at night.Whilst our menu is categorized as modern Australian, essentially we are a team that is passionate about fresh produce with an open-mind to any great food ideas regardless of where they originate from. Expect to see not just the all-time Australian favorites, but also modern international influences throughout our menu.No matter which setting or menu you choose the staff at Sketches will always ensure you have a great time dining here. We look forward to seeing you at Sketches!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?