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Monk Bodhi Dharma

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
Rear 202 Carlisle St, Balaclava., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“acai bowl” (2 reviews)
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07:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Rear 202 Carlisle St, Balaclava., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

My Son and his Girlfriend took us here for breakfast. The whole experience was a pleasure. Even waiting outside on milk crates in the car park for a seat in the cafe was an novel experience. Inside was well worth the wait with friendly happy...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Our son took us here as it's one of his favourite places to go while in Melbourne. We loved it too. We also went to their sister cafe Admiral Chengs and like it just as much.

Thank novices46
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Intimate quarters....wooden tables and benches, packed in tight...quite a queue to get in at lunch today! We had the smashed avocado 🥑 with a choice of either goats or almond (vegan friendly) feta....we tried the almond feta, not bad but without the ‘tang’ of goat....More

Thank Lids745
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Monk Budhi Dharma is a little slice of the north, nestled in the south. Best coffee around (try their iced lattes!) with an incredible vegan menu. Even as a non-vegan, I love this place. Tip: it gets very busy on weekends, so go early if...More

Thank Maree24
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The care that goes into every coffee and every meal is truly evident. I had a dish that featured house-made babagannoush, slow roasted tomatoes, rocket, fresh chilli...sadly my description doesn't do it justice, but it was good enough to tempt me to order it when...More

Thank Ellyn M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We visited on a Tuesday around lunch time and we were after single origin coffee. Monk Bodhi Dharma was an excellent find and we scored it highly for superior coffee on our trip to Melbourne. We had a good chat with the waitstaff who were...More

Thank Intrepid045
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Excellent food, creative vegan and vegetarian menu, the only problem is the seating. We went for lunch a few times, but always can't get a seat and had to find elsewhere instead. Try it after 1.30pm you will have a better chance to get s...More

Thank Hwa W
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I had been looking online for the best Acai Bowl and this place came up. It's a little hard to find, but it's worth searching out as the Acai Bowl was excellent. It brought me back to Brazil. We also had the Vegan Tacos which...More

Thank SunnyMangoMac
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I have been there for a few times with my friend. Last time went there by myself. The food & service are nice.

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Came here just for a coffee, didn't like it at all! However the food on the table beside us looked good!

Thank SorchaNiM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 22:30
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rear 202 Carlisle St, Balaclava., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
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