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The Kettle Black

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
50 Albert Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9088 0721
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (62 reviews)
“hotcakes” (36 reviews)
“chia pudding” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
50 Albert Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's strange to see a very modern Skyscraper built around a very old villa..As if it was housed within the building. Nevertheless, after almost 20 minutes wait we managed to grab a table and ordered two Hot Cakes and s Crispy Chicken Burger with our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ozzy-Kunnu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this cafe for its awesome menu, and the space is really nice also. Close to tram stops down St Kilda road so easily accessible. So many good options to pick from on the menu, always a hard decision. The filter coffee is really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TashCushla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most literal interpretation of avo and toast. Am I even allowed to be mad? $14.... this was it. A half an avo with a spoon stuck in it and 2 pieces of "citrus toast"... actually just toast. I laughed out loud..got a bit mad...felt a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank zandiiee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee was Devine. Service was exemplary but food was so so. I perhaps should read the scrambled egg debacle from the below reviewer prior to ordering. I guess it’s a different way to cook scrambled eggs, but seriously scrambled are not hard to cook, so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 864trevorlee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the menu says ‘eggs your way’ you get scrambled eggs their way- a huge blob of rubbery flavourless eggs tasting of some non descriptive oil ! When mentioned to staff the response was ‘ that’s how we do them - it’s called folded eggs!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JillsAvenue
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A friend and I walk to the Kettle Black from CBD due to good reviews and my wife reccomended from her vist 2 years earlier. Upon arrival we had quick service. Coffee was excellent so had to have 2. Ordered crab omelette and chicken burger....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank will946
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This cafe is very close to where we are staying. It was not too busy early on Melbourne Cup Day. The coffees were really good. Strong and mellow with plenty of flavour. Breakfasts were well prepared and presented. The only fault was that my mushrooms...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deanh206
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Fantastic atmosphere and little quaint place with fantastic food and great service. Love this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jlcartist
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

The decor is pleasant and the food OK but not outstanding. Service was friendly enough but very inefficient. Not worth a return visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kittie01
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The Kettle Black has a great reputation & so we came with high expectations. First the positives - the coffee & juice were great, the ambience bright & airy and the service was excellent too. So that just leaves the food. Many have called it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RohiniFernz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Albert Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9088 0721
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