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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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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“tapas” (8 reviews)
“paella” (2 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
08:00 - 16:00 Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
28-30 Blackburn Rd, Blackburn, Whitehorse, Victoria 3130, Australia
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1 - 10 of 125 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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 !

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.

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

Thank Sharon S
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

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

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

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

Thank johndela87
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love going to the food republic on a Friday night for their chilled vibes, friendly service and great food. The tapas is definitely the way to go with some of the best pork belly I’ve ever eaten!

Thank Harmony C
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Been here several times to catch up with friends for breakfast. Has a nice ambience and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Has a good selection of dishes, which are always well prepared. The servings are quite generous. They also serve really good coffee....More

Thank Harada1949
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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