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) #4 of 25 Restaurants in Balaclava €€ - €€€ Cafe, Australian, Pizza
223 Carlisle St, Balaclava, Port Phillip, Victoria 3183, Australia
+61 3 9525 8282
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good62%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
10 Dec 2016
“Great lunch service”
23 Sep 2016
“Great breakfast and lunch”
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Cafe, Australian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
223 Carlisle St, Balaclava, Port Phillip, Victoria 3183, Australia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Came here on my first day and was blown away by their customer service and coffee. The back patio is a beautiful little addition to their cafe, a nice place to relax, have a snack and coffee.

1  Thank Antonio Q
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a holiday in Melbourne staying in the area of Balaclava. Was recommended to try Gattica for breakfast. Found it to be a great place with friendly staff and great food. Whilst there we had a family birthday breakfast for 13 people. Still...More

Thank Shawlatics
Gattica C, Manager at Gattica, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! It was so much fun to look after you, your friends & family. A pleasure and am glad that we were the ones selected to host the young un's birthday as well. Hope you all had a wonderful time...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We wanted reasonably quick lunch and we were recommended to try Gattica. We were very pleasantly surprised both by the excellent service and also the high quality food. The Thai style chicken salad was particularly good yet the prices were very reasonable. One warning however,...More

Thank Peter G
Gattica C, Manager at Gattica, responded to this review

Thanks for the Review Mr G. Lovely to hear you enjoyed both the food and the service. Agree re the salad, how good is it! Sorry you found the courtyard smoky. The government will be changing the law on this soon, but until this happens,...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I love this spot. Myself and my partner eat here all the time. It never disappoints. Great choice for breakfast. The dinner menu is non traditional but has some nice options and good to see something different on the menu.

Thank Dallas69r
Gattica-Team, Manager at Gattica, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! Looking forward to welcoming you in again soon!

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a beer and a quick bite, and the Thursday special was a gourmet burger (choice of chicken, beef or pork) and a house beer - which today was a Stella. Went with the pork, which while not technically 'pulled' as the menu...More

Thank guye777
Gattica-Team, Manager at Gattica, responded to this review

What a ripper review! Thanks for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 22 July 2016

Went for breakfast to Gattica this morning with my partner and we were seriously impressed by the food and staff. We both got french toast which was absolutely delicious and we were especially happy with the staff who were very attentive and friendly.

1  Thank SDfoodie92
Gattica-Team, Manager at Gattica, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Glad you loved the French toast. So good! We look forward to you joining us again soon

Reviewed 19 July 2016

One of our favourite places, especially for coffee which is always great. Food choices a little limited but what they have is usually good. They also offer various specials on certain nights. Definitely a winner!

2  Thank jena1210
Gattica-Team, Manager at Gattica, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. Its always nice to know when you're a favourite. Just ask Grandma! We love our coffee which is by 5 Senses, who make our proprietary blend. Look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is an old favourite of mine and I went there when I was in Melbourne recently, especially just to grab a coffee. The coffee is so good here that I went back again later the same afternoon for another cup before heading off to...More

1  Thank Hueyoz
Gattica-Team, Manager at Gattica, responded to this review

Dedicated coffee drinkers of the world. Unite! Thanks for the ripper review. We use 5 Senses for our house blend, which we love as they are very community orientated. Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Fantastic flavours in their wood fired pizzas. Granny's garden is a hit with fresh roasted sweet potato and roasted pumpkin plus more. Great deals throughout the week with a broad menu otherwise. A great find in St Kilda East.

Thank Kay D
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We were there in the late evening, as they were packing up. However the restaurant provided a tasty main meal and excellent dessert with minimum of fuss. The service was friendly, and the waitress wanted to help.

1  Thank Rodney B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$31
Cafe, Australian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Carlisle St, Balaclava, Port Phillip, Victoria 3183, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  Balaclava
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 8282
  • E-mail