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“Lovely atmosphere”
Review of Operator 25

Operator 25
Ranked #25 of 4,613 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Housed in the original telephone exchange for Melb. Knowing this helps understand the signs like "Stay on the Line" etc and the decorative wires hanging from the ceiling. Eclectic food like the drunken chicken porridge (not that drunken really). lovely smoked octopus Japanese open Omelette and a Filipino style pulled pork Eggs Benedict like no other. Great selection of coffees and friendly staff. Almost on the edge of too hipster but in the good way.(The music sounds better on LP)

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed around the corner and thought I'd check this out !

Amazing , sensational . Small but sophisticated!

Asian influence that is all class !

Can't wait for my next visit !

Thank Lyn518
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

A quirky but pleasant cafe with excellent breakfast and lunch choices.
Shared tables can be fun but they can also be annoying, and there doesn't appear to be an alternative.
Clientele was very varied, including business meetings (like the noisy one being held on the table we were assigned to), tourists and the occasional single (like the young woman who replaced the business meeting).
Service is good, polite and reasonably speedy.
I also liked the reminders of the building's origins around the walls.
Worth a return visit.

1  Thank spenttoomuchonfood
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This cafe is great place to have a brunch. There are quiet diverse choices of healthy brunch menu. Coffee was also amazing.

Thank eatlover10
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I was looking for a healthy, vegan breakfast. Operator 25 had several vegan options for breakfast, that all look good. I settled for the Chia Pudding. The menu said it contains: Tapioca and chia seeds pudding in soy milk, palm sugar syrup, compressed rock melon, banana, strawberries, coconut milk crumbs and matcha coconut cream. If you have a sweet tooth and are not used to vegan food, as I am not, you'd probably like this. My daughter had the more conventional eggs on toast. She also said it was very good, but much larger than the breakfast helpings she is used to.

We were there shortly after 8am, and although the place wasn't crowded most of the tables were big enough to sit 6 people. So we shared a table with a couple of women. The place started getting busy and crowded very fast. Many came in for a take-away coffee, but a queue was starting to build up by the time we left.

There are many good options for breakfast in Melbourne. And I strongly recommend trying Operator 25.

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