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Cafe Florentine

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22-24 Church St, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia
+61 3 9593 1214
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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196 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took ten year old granddaughter to brunch. Was greeted seated and orders taken in five minutes. Perfectly poached eggs on gluten free toast and sautéed spinach was delicious. Tea was hot and generous as was the baby chino

Thank Eva D
Melbourne, Australia
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541 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coffee very average which was disappointing not very strong & lukewarm!! Service very slow as well & not very welcoming either

Thank DeniseLock
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there a dozen times. Excellent selection of food, good service, and nice fireplace or outdoor area if weather is nice

Thank robert g
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place great coffee and deserts after a movie . Breakfast lunch and dinner are all done with aplomb . Service is friendly and consistent . Food offerings are spectacular , fresh and delicious .

Thank David B
Miami Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Undoubtably the best coffee in Brighton, if not Melbourne. This place is more than a cafe. The ambience, decor and comfortableness is so appealing you never want to leave. It is my favourite place to have coffee, breakfast, lunch or just hang out like a second home. They have the best gluten-free toast I have ever had! The staff are... More 

Thank Marnie M
Brighton, Australia
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere is adult and well mannered. Decor is bright and staff welcoming. Noise level is minimal and white table cloths are inviting. Menu selections have not been updated recently and the usual selections are executed routinely. This usually reliable breakfast destination would benefit from review and serious revision . Suggest checking out what is current north of the river.

Thank Donna W
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A group of 6 women had dinner here last Night to celebrate my friends 70th birthday. I had earlier called to ask if they could supply a cake but they said no but I would be welcome to bring our own and they would charge $2 each for serving! What a great start. So we all arrived bringing our own... More 

Thank footy8
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We booked outside but offered a seat inside which was nice. Meals were not rushed which is nice to see, as often meals are brought out one on top of the other at some restaurants. My meal was ok but not quite as described. Apple instead of snow peas. Did not really work and no one asked if I minded... More 

Thank Suzie L
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Booked a table outside today ,two tables joined together but on two different levels. Not a good start. I pointed it out but made no attempt to fix. Then the waiting staff which were pleasant in their demeanour however they didn't appear confident or well presented. Florentines has always been presented as a smart, quality food restaurant and consistently good,... More 

Thank Anna C
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great food. Very friendly staff, good ambience. We were heading to cinema and didn't have that long - no problem at all to accomodate us.

Thank Fiona L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Italian, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22-24 Church St, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Bayside  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9593 1214
Established in 1989 and still a neighbourhood favourite! Cafe Florentine is the perfect place for a business breakfast, quick lunch, a glass of wine and nibbles with friends or for that special dinner occasion. We love our Florentine. Lead by a passionate team of individuals that continually strive to make your experience the best it can be, Florentine is something very special. You will be welcomed by Restaurant Manager, Ben Garrard, entertained by supervisors Victoria, Simon, Hannah,Annabel and spoiled by professional barman Liam and dazzled by the talented kitchen team led by James. All of our friendly team look forward to welcoming you. "To be inspired and to inspire others to continuously improve and push the boundaries of personal and professional achievement whilst maintaining a fun, team oriented environment." The customers seem to agree. As one regular put it: "Florentine is a relaxing and enjoyable restaurant experience. Friendly service combined with authentic, high quality cuisine sets the scene for a memorable dining experience."

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