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Cafe Metsa

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Cafe, Australian, French
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345 Victoria Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia (Formerly Fraus Crepes & Chocolat)
03 9328 8999
07:30 - 16:00
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All hours
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 07:30 - 16:00
Fri 07:30 - 19:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Very very good breakfast!!!! Very friendly staff, the menu is very varied and all economic! You go for a great breakfast!!!!

Thank Tommaso P
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

New owners (past 2 years) are serving the same flavoured hot chocolate, and unfortunately the food remains poor. We popped in late one day for a quick waffle and instead were served cold crepes. It was yet another poor (and our last) experience at this eatery. Altogether expensive and most definitely NOT worth the money. If you are looking for... More 

Thank jenjenrossco
Kilmore, Australia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We had a lovely lunch, with fabulous hot chocolate and coffee. Breakfast till 3 p.m. was fabulous. Metsa burger and crepe was delicious. Atmosphere was very warm and welcoming. Staff was very friendly. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Mary F
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202 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Pancakes, gallets, chocolate & coffee as well as a range of other food. Nice family and their sons who run the place. Nothing is too hard if you want a variation, been lots of times since it changed hands as pancakes and gluten free gallets cover a lot of bases for us you can tram or park next door which... More 

Thank Kabwe
Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

This little cafe in West Melbourne specialises in crepes and numerous varieties of hot chocolate. If you can't eat wheat, there are gluten-free 'galettes' available instead. Along with the crepes/galettes, there's a selection of brekkie-style offerings, with eggs done every which way, and a small selection of salads. Desserts include home-made cakes as well as hand-made chocolates, and there's a... More 

Thank RosnIan
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

My favorite cafe in North Melbourne. Now called Cafe Metsa. Great breakfasts and very friendly service from the new owners Yuki and Brendan...

1 Thank Peter H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

We had brunch on a sunny morning... Hot chocolate Nice pancakes and nice muesli Great service Good to recommend as breakfast and brunch!

1 Thank Tim D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

Great service. Great atmosphere. Amazing mocha. Best one I have had so far. I can't wait to be back in the area. If you have not tried this place you are missing out

1 Thank Brooke C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere, laid back, friendly service and fantastic food. Specifically, try any one of the pies (which I believe are made in house by a very passionate baker), or any other breakfast items. I think of this place as the pie equivalent of Melbourne's craft beer scene.

Thank Brett J
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

We'd been to 345 cafe (former fraus cafe) just because it was near the hotel but we were rather surprised with an amazing breakfast, by far the best we've had in Victoria.. There are many options for every taste, also try one of the hot chocolates if you have a sweet tooth!

Thank FromDublinToTheWorld

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Cafe, Australian, French
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 19:00
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 Victoria Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia (Formerly Fraus Crepes & Chocolat)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03 9328 8999
Small cafe with casual dining on street, shop and private courtyard - catering for most tastes with breakfast, galettes (many gluten free options) and crepes plus burgers. We have an offering of over twenty Italian Hot Chocolate flavours.

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