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Cafe Issus

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Central Business District
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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8-10 Centre Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 8844
06:00 - 18:00
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Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat - Thu 06:00 - 18:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Having just arrived in Melbourne on a wet day we happened upon this cafe on a fabulous sheltered lane. Food was great. Ambiance outstanding. Loved it

Thank PJW059
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116 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We happened across this cafe for breakfast and we were not disappointed. The food was of a high quality and the way it was presented was eye catching. Prices were reasonable and a nicer and cheaper than eating at the hotel.

Thank Catherine S
Auckland, New Zealand
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184 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

One of the treats when we visit Melbourne is to indulge ourselves with breakfast in a cafe in the Lanes. This time we kept going back to Issus. The menu was varied and it was hard to choose, but each choice we made was delicious. Freshly made and well presented. Good coffee and of course the latest papers. Staff were... More 

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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

In one of the laneways off Degraves St, this is a great place for breakfast/brunch. Recommend the poached eggs with hollandaise sauce & the smashed avo on sourdough with black beans & spinach.

Thank Gailywailywoo
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Starting the morning with a good breakfast at Issus, it's a just right cafe that has the right balance to start off with the day I highly recommend it.

Thank Lovedininghotels
Brisbane, Australia
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912 reviews
585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place just looked so interesting, we couldn't help but stop by for a glass of wine. It is quite cramped inside so we chose to sit outside. I ordered the egg plant chips. The chips took a while coming out but they were quite good and worth the wait. Quite a lot of them, very crunchy batter and a... More 

Thank BrisCaz
Gungahlin, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I have had the pleasure of dinning several times at the Issus Cafe, both with my family and by myself. Every time I have dined there each meal has been great and the service and atmosphere is excellent. The Cafe is located in one of the many great foody lane-ways Melbourne has to offer and the food and drink offerings... More 

Thank ronaldcoombes
Greater Perth, Australia
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209 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The worst French toast I have ever been served. Coffee was fine. Paid with a $50 note and the lad at the till tried to tell me it came to $29.10. On questioning, her eventually realised that was my change. His comment: "I do that all the time." Avoid.

Thank John F
Jerusalem, Israel
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140 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A restaurant at a great location, right at the heart of Melbourne laneway. It has a great food and service in a busy and crowded place. Great to absorb some of the energy of the city over a breakfast.

Thank Bellvador
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Awsome scene with great Melbourne Alley Ambience ..... Awesome menu Great service by friedly waiters, friendly kitchen staff that are good at what they do Breakfast anmd lunch as well as snacking any time during the day Every trip to Melbourne from Perth includes a visit here, several times!

Thank C B

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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
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-10 Centre Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 8844

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

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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