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The Food Republic Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, , International
28-30 Blackburn Rd, Blackburn, Whitehorse, Victoria 3130, Australia
+61 3 9877 5222
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“paella” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
28-30 Blackburn Rd, Blackburn, Whitehorse, Victoria 3130, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on a busy Sunday. We were greeted like old friends even though we had not been here before. They were very busy and offered us a seat outside which was lovely in the afternoon sun. The waiter was very attentive...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KimBates
Reviewed 9 November 2018

The Food Republic is a wonderful local gem! The staff are 10/10 and food and drinks on par. Can not reccomend it enough!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Mnoet
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Found this cafe quite by accident whilst driving through Blackburn. Very classy ambience. Good menu and the place was full,which says a lot. Though a little on the pricey side for lunch, the service was fantastic. They are not open for dinner but do tapas...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank westies501
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for brunch - passes this place loads of times and keep meaning to pop in Well today we did and wow ! Very impressed Food good Service a little slow but overall good value Would I go back ?????? Yep !

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mullso
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Clean cafe with a great selection on the menu. Can get busy on I Sunday. Food, service and coffee was excellent.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jack H
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to try this since the refurb and had never made it until now. Loved the service from the outset, door opened for us as we entered and then we were led to our table. Friday night had a Jazz night which was nice....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank stona7
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I went there with a friend for lunch and we both eat out a lot.The door was opened by a friendly waiter. A good start! Seated quickly. Another tick! Water and menu brought quickly. Another tick! We both chose the seafood paella. It was served...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Kerog
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant and cafe, staff were so friendly and the atmosphere was great. The food was amazing with a variety to choose from. Drinks were good too! Lots of tables to sit at with some outdoor seating to watch the busy world go by. Highly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mightypink6
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Had arancini (partner had something else from their breakfast menu), $13, which I was expecting it to be one large arancini but came in 3 medium sized balls. So crunchy on the outside & perfectly cooked. 5/5 Their soy chai latte using real chai tea...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LC888
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been here many times since it opened. The food is always top quality but we’d like to see a few more choices. It’s also becoming a bit pricey for a casual drop in. Lunch that is. Perhaps some very nice toasties etc. Cannot fault...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank johndela87
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 Blackburn Rd, Blackburn, Whitehorse, Victoria 3130, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Whitehorse  >  Blackburn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9877 5222
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Modern European restaurant serving Breakfast & Lunch, 7 days per week. Sophisticated interior with elegant park surrounds. Extensive outdoor and alfresco seating. Perfect for large bookings. Excellent quality food with genuine friendly service. A must try.
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