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Square & Compass

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
222 Clarendon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“poached eggs” (10 reviews)
“broccolini” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
222 Clarendon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Square & Compass for a late breakfast on a Monday morning. We had a lovely table in the back outside courtyard with an orange tree as a centrepiece. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the food and coffee were...More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Nightmare roads denied my common lunch haunt. Pulled over to find Square & Compass cafe. Laksa Fried Rice a filling and delicious lunch. Friendly service in comfortable airy modern cafe.

Thank D9465RLsb
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Am happy not to have walked past this unassuming cafe. The atmosphere is upbeat, wait service speedy and staff friendly. Only enjoyed a coffee today but will be back for lunch.

Thank alarmed16
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Five friends met here before the AFL Grand Final Parade. We were served hot drinks quickly & given time to choose our breakfasts. All the meals were yummy, the service was excellent & friendly & the cost very reasonable. This is a little jewel of...More

1  Thank Konie
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

What a find, understated street frontage, no flash bright signage, just enough discreet tables to notice it was a cafe. Great space inside- and out with heaters running to make it comfortable rain hail or shine. Brilliant menu, very original with eats of all kinds....More

1  Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Met family and friends here for breakfast after looking for a nearby breakfast recommendation on Trip Advisor. Located in the medical precinct of East Melbourne this little cafe is ideally located for anyone visiting someone in hospital or wanting something close to the MCG. With...More

1  Thank VickiB67
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Located in the medical precinct in East Melbourne, Square & Compass is always very busy. Today we had the chilli eggs and they were excellent. Great texture, good serving size and quite spicy. It really was a great dish. Coffee is ok although it doesn’t...More

1  Thank Solly1967
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Recommended by a friend, and so glad we took up the recommendation. We enjoyed an early breakfast and coffee- Chia Pudding, Brown Rice Porridge Service was efficient and polite A busy place will with locals getting their morning coffee

1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a wonderful busy Cafe. The service was excellent and the pancakes were delicious. We very much enjoyed the atmosphere .

1  Thank Pattie S
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I only went there for a quick drink and sandwich, and it was really jumping mid-morning. I was intrigued by the building because it looks small from outside, but inside it is large and light, with an open kitchen. My sandwich was great, but I...More

1  Thank RuthStellaBowen
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Response from JListon3 | Reviewed this property |
If you cannot find one out the front there is often parking available around the corner in Albert St
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Clarendon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 6194184914
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