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Middle Brighton Baths Cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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251a Esplanade, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia
+61 3 9539 7002
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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13 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this conveniently placed restaurant at the site of the Old Baths. Food was good and priced competitively. View of the water made the experience very pleasant watching the sun set, daylight saving time. Very convenient for access from the Quest On The Bay. Brighton. Was walking 100 mtrs. to it.

Thank Christine C
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have always recommended this restaurant for several reason. The view is fantastic and the white table clothes and serviettes made the restaurant special. Food and service was always impeccable and although reasonably expensive always seemed like good value with everything going for it. I had not been here for sometime and suggested to some interstate friends that we have... More 

Thank MelbourneMelbournian
King Island, Australia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The food we had for breakfast was unique and very good, but unfortunately the coffee tasted a bit stale. I would certainly return for another meal, but perhaps swap to something other than coffee.

Thank davidbD2069KO
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Just sat down, no hello, no menus, nothing. Tried to get some eye contact with the 4 or 5 staff walking around outside to no avail. Got up and left after 20 minutes. You'd think a place with outdoor seating would have some sort of way to figure out if someone had been served or not.

1 Thank becmcg91
Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Other reviews say that this place has lost its way and this is true. I have been coming here for years for all manner of dining and it was always good. Today it could be described as passable. We had the special lunch menu, and I noted that choices have diminished to two alternatives. It seems the place is operating... More 

Thank 857david64
Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We have been here many times over years but have avoided it in recent times because it seemed to have lost its way on both food and service. We went recently because of an out of town visitor and it is an excellent location for us and were very pleasantly surprised by the menu, quality and variety of the food... More 

Thank pcaway
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Perfect place for a lunch or evening meal with amazing bay views. My friend and I went there on one Sunday afternoon. It is better to pre book, as there are not that many place along the bay, but near the city. I had most wonderful grilled chermoula spiced chicken, roasted pumpkin, pine nuts, currants and cous cous, she had... More 

Thank TravellerEva
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The meal I had was nice but it was totally overshadowed by the owner screaming at one of his staff & so close to his face he was almost down his throat. Having been upstairs twice I invited friends to join me a third time & we were completely shocked. There won't be a fourth time. No one needs to... More 

1 Thank KARQLD
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Ventured from our local Yarra valley area to meet bayside dwelling friends and decided to go to The Baths and glad we did . Had brunch and meals were perfect, good size , good price and prompt . Coffee was spot on, really weak but hot , just as ordered . Weather not fabulous but it didn't detract from the... More 

Thank Karen B
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, efficient and friendly staff, AMAZING water views! Especially loved the soft shell crab and the pork belly, but every dish that arrived at our table of 8 was fabulous. Great coffee too! Will definitely be re booking very soon.

Thank Heepsie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251a Esplanade, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Bayside  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9539 7002

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