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Earl Canteen

) #1,051 of 3,427 Restaurants in Melbourne Cafe, , Fast food
500 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9600 1995
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“salads” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
500 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Stayed near the Earls on Little Bourke street. Dropped in first morning of a week long stay for a coffee. Service was unreal and coffee was great. Went back every morning and coffee was consistently high quality. Had a few salads for lunch and they...More

Thank stevehatherell
Earl C, Public Relations Manager at Earl Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, Steve - appreciated. Really pleased to hear we were able to look after you during your stay in Melbourne. I must say, one of the things that can sometimes lack on my trips away is...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Great coffee, tasty sandwiches and friendly staffs! It's no wonder they get so many people during peak hours! Well done guys!

Thank Aaron L
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I shared the Broccoli Salad and the Chicken and Brown Rice Salad. They were both fresh and tasty and the poached chicken was beautifully moist. Minimal dressing, just enough to add flavour, which is how we like it. Would happily go there...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

It's a very average cafe with average coffee. Everything seems like overpriced and food portions are average too. The place hasn't got any vibe. Not my choice anyway.

Thank thefastfurious
Reviewed 17 August 2016

stopped here in a hurry, and wow what a selection, more of a take away, but this is setting take away to a new standard, I ended up taking not only my lunch but more for days to come, great concept and service was fast...More

Thank speckal1
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Dropped into QV and had a coffee, muesli and my son had avocado toast. Cheap, good food and fast. Great experience and I would go back

Thank cbsgwobal
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We regularly have a working lunch during meetings at a nearby government office catered for by this place. Good selection of interesting well made sandwiches as well tasty biscuits and cakes. Reliable delivery service.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I ordered sandwiches for a group lunch. Overall they were ok however, the Classic Chicken was very light-on with actual chicken and it was the shredded type, not what I expected. My instructions to exclude Dijon mustard from the ham and Jalsberg sandwich was also...More

Earl C, Manager at Earl Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Hello ADABROAD D, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. A shame we didn't meet your expectations. Please accept my apologies that your ham sandwiches were made with Dijon, you were very clear about excluding it when you ordered, this note was...More

Reviewed 6 February 2016

I keep going back time and time again to Earl Canteen. The sandwiches are a great size of a work lunch and really tasty. Great, quick service. Just make sure to get there early to get the Pork Belly because it sells out fast.

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Decided to have lunch at EARL in EMPORIUM on 1st Jan. Food looked good and I picked the prosciutto and mozzarella salad. It tasted OK. However, a few hours later I was rushing to the toilet with severe diarrhea which took 4 DAYS to clear-up....More

Thank RuthInNZ
Earl C, Public Relations Manager at Earl Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Hello RuthInNZ, So sorry to hear you were unwell and that impacted on your time spent visiting Victoria. We take great care to ensure we uphold the highest standards when handling food. Not sure whether you're aware; there was an issue a few weeks back...More

Central Business District
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
07:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9600 1995
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