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“Better the second time around”
Review of Cafe Republic

Cafe Republic
Ranked #70 of 991 Restaurants in Yarra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Our group of 4 friends had lunch here and enjoyed a much better experience.
We had reserved a table which was an advantage because they were quite busy.
Water was brought and menus were delivered promptly.
Three of us ordered egg varieties, while the 4th had soup.
The meals came, as ordered, in good time and were quite adequate; the bowl of soup was sufficient for a meal.

If we have a criticism it is that the restaurant is quite noisy, perhaps because of the open space and lack of floor coverings. In warmer weather we'd recommend sitting outside.

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Thank Johnpsau
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Cafe Republic is never going to offend anyone... but it's never going to wow anyone either. It reminds me of Cafe Sienna on Chapel St... very classic cafe fare. Nothing innovative... nothing offensive. Pretty reliable if you can't think of anywhere better to go at least... and not quite as manic as the likes of Tall Timber or more trendy places on the weekend for breakfast.

Thank MarkG78_12
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Lively spot in a busy suburb, filled with happy sounds of people chatting, laughing, eating and enjoying their company. Great casual dining options, contemporary western cuisine.

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Cafe Republic seems to have undergone a menu change as well as staff change in the last few months. We regularly visit here almost weekly for a girls dinner catch up as is a convenient location and we got to know the owner and manager very well. They seem to have left (manager) as we never see him anymore.. younger staff and sometimes only one waitress to the whole restaurant.
Pretty much always order the dips and bread. Sometimes this is hit and miss.
The bread can sometimes be bit stale looking and then over toasted and quite small servings considering the price. Some dips are also questionable.

If the specials of the day is a nice fish like salmon, I always order that.. and it is reasonable. Otherwise I will get the seafood pasta or the Salmon salad. Usually this is pretty good.

A casual place for dinner but service can be a little bit lacking due to one staff on floor and one behind the bar.

Helps if you have Entertainment Book voucher for 25% off.

Thank groovychickMelbourne
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We ate breakfast here twice over the long weekend. Once as a big group of 30 and again with about 12 people.

The food was really good. The kids LOVED the Nutella pancakes with icecream, the French toast and great iced chocolates.

Staff were friendly and service good.


Thank ReiserSydney
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