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Great Space Cafe

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Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Collins Place | 45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 3065
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Today
08:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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968 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This café has existed for years. I've known it since 1999. It suits white collar workers from the towers above and guests of the Sofitel Hotel. It's a popular choice for breakfasts. On my most recent visit I found the service lacking: no greeting etc. I noticed that Great Space offers catering and took away a pamphlet menu.

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Thank Alys-Schatzi
Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Great place to eat. Discovered the café on our second day & ate both breakfast & lunch there. Best raisin toast I've eaten & they offer an extensive breakfast menu. Staff are particularly helpful & provide good service

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Thank PamVDL
Melbourne, Australia
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211 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

It's always a good indicator when you see the locals ordering their takeaway coffees before heading to work! This cafe is always busy for a good reason; but the wait times are brief as the staff are very attentive. I always order the scrambled eggs and bacon as it's served on unbuttered sour dough toast and is just how I... More 

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Thank Sally D
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Walked in and took a seat by myself as there was no one to greet me or show me to a table. Waited for 30mins and then eventually had to go up to the counter and order my own food as I was being completely ignored by the waitresses. Food was below average and overpriced. Won't return again.

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Thank Kieran C
Geelong, Australia
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

So after trying to get into Cumulus Inc, we decided to return here. It is one of the best breakfasts I have had when it comes to simplicity! Hash Browns were beautiful! Can actually taste the potato!! Poached eggs cooked to perfection. Great coffee! If your staying at the Sofitel or nearby I would definitely recommend here. Whilst it may... More 

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Thank SamTuddy
Sydney, Australia
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262 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

At the Collins Street end of town on a weekend, choices for breakfast are limited, but the Great Space Cafe fills the bill perfectly as an alternative to a far more expensive 5 star hotel buffet breakfast. With a comprehensive range of offerings, good quality food and friendly service, this cafe represents very good value. Both inside and outside seating... More 

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Thank AngusMRobinson
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Being located in one of the office towers upstairs of the complex, Great Space is our regular morning coffee hang-out. With tables located in the open-air space in front of the cafe, demand is always high during peak hours. With friendly staff (helps that we see them multiple times a week, every week) the quality of food and drinks remains... More 

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Thank XBOP
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161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Too much noise . impossible to speak because in addiiton to the people talking, the music s too loud so inside it is almost impossible to talk. Moreover the coffee is a failure. Sorry to say guys but is was really bitter!!!

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Thank Franco T
Cohuna, Australia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Went back for a second time six months later. Great location just under the Sofitel so great for breakfast. The food was amazing and service was great also. Clean well presented and good pricing. Thank you.

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Thank Bradandmatty
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

The Café is very busy but you will always find a quote spot to talk business, Great coffee, breakfast or lunch menu. The service is prompt and with smile, you're never rushed to leave so you can take your time to discuss business.

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Thank Mark F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Collins Place | 45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 3065

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the 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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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