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28 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 5157
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Perth, Australia
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726 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

A nice place to pick up vegan snacks and specialised lunches and meals with special dietary requirements. Service is a bit toffee nosed, but the food is okay. Nowhere to sit and mingle though.

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I really loved the set up of this store. The food is displayed beautifully and there is a huge range of vegan options. The service was nice even though the store was really busy. The food was good but the coffee was strange. There were lumps of something through the coffee and because I got a cappucino it may have... More 

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Thank Cath H
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Located on busy degraves street bustling with people. TOFWD I'd a small cafe which has some outdoor seating and minimal indoor seating. Behind the class cabinet, there's an array of vegan and vegetarian pies/pastries/salads which you can request to eat in, or decide to takeaway. Yes, they do bung the pies in the microwave to heat it up and yes,... More 

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Thank Cinzc02
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Thought this little place would be more deli like than cold premade foods. Nothing is ordered to receive fresh, which makes the pies and rolls eithere a bit tough to gnaw on or soggy and limp after reheating. Didn't see much in the way of wines, and there were a few portable snack options, like nuts, but they were extremely... More 

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Thank Wende R
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It wouldn't be a trip to Australia without eating a pie or two, but if you're a vegan your options are limited! TOFWD had a couple of tasty vegan options with a reasonable side salad and surprisingly tasty relish. Quite expensive, but that's pretty much what I'd expect for an artisanal organic vegan deli.

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Thank Alan W
Wodonga, Australia
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152 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've eaten in Degraves Street many time. It's a haven for foodies. But this trip we tried the vegie burgers from TOFWD and thought they were fabulous. Fresh ingredients, sensationally good flavours. We will definitely be frequenting this little cafe from now on whenever we're in Melbourne.

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Thank Ellyn M
Melbourne, Australia
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253 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This place is the exception to the overpriced fare of Degraves street. Nice and heathy options, including vegan and gluten free.

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Thank xvictoriax
Quito, Ecuador
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

They have good food but all pastries are heated in the microwave. They are soggy and disgusting as a result. Salads are fine but if you hate to see good pastry destroyed, don't go there! Having said that they do have vegan and vego food so if you are one of those and hungry, well...

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Thank Kerren2015
Melbourne
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Reasonably priced yummy healthy food in a great location. Can sometimes be a bit smelly in the area due to poor underground Council ventilation systems. Can be slow service at busy times but worth the wait if you have time.

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Thank richmich3
North Wales
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211 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Firstly the choice of veggie / vegan etc food is good. Business is brisk with plenty of customers, plenty who are clearly regulars. My issue is that the staff are so miserable, I mean really surly. I can understand this if they are regulars. My issue starts with the staff and their attitude - really not customer friendly, along with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 5157
Description
Organic food and wine deli.

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

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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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