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John Gorilla

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
49 Pearson Street | Brunswick West, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
49 Pearson Street | Brunswick West, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Have been here once to eat- the food was pretty good although the wait was about 25 minutes. I see the price for coffee is jumping up to $5.50 for a large. Way too expensive to be honest

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Great little cafe for a nice breakfast or a lazy morning coffee. The staff are really friendly, all the consumables are delicious. They only do one size for coffee but I think that ensures the quality somehow and I'm absolutely okay with that 👌

Thank honest_john_321
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We regularly travel here from north of Bell St. It's our favourite local. Just decided to look it up out of morbid curiosity about an incident with some other companies there a few days ago (thought the people involved may have left a review). The...More

2  Thank manofunreal
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

JohnGorilla has a pleasant ambience, light, airy and spacious, and comprehensive all day breakfast and lunch menus. The serving staff are pleasant and efficient, and our experience of the lunch menu was first rate. Excellent French toast, lovely quinoa and falafel salad, and a great...More

1  Thank DavidHobart_Tasmania
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Nice atmosphere, lovely helpful staff and enjoyable meal for a family brunch. Always courteous and welcoming and usually people waiting.

1  Thank joybelle5
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Well the place looks the part, all hipster cafe ironic decor all that kind of thing. But there are a few shortcomings, the staff are just a little bit not great, but having read that the boss is a nutter, that may explain that. Coffee...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

There must be a connection between philosophy and gorillas. It may be just that they are both interesting! There is a rather lovely piece of art of a gorilla in her Sunday Best, and Socrates (and all his philosophical mates) takes the form of a...More

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The staff at John Gorilla are always lovely and they make delicious coffee. Usually at least one dog around when I visit which is an added bonus.

1  Thank Emily B
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Living round the corner from this cafe and a supporter of small establishments, i was very happy with the food and service here for over 2 years. The last visits though, the place has gone down dramatically with Manager's negative demeaning comments to staff in...More

3  Thank MadamBrussels
Reviewed 25 April 2017

At first I fell in love with this place. I must admit- I am a breakfast lover. At first sight their menu and the interior are amazing. The team is friendly and helpful but ... the owner is the least pleasant part of the place....More

3  Thank Karolina U
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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Pearson Street | Brunswick West, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
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