Top Paddock Cafe

4.5
25 reviews
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$40 and under
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Cafe Dining
Top tags:
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Breakfast, lunch and specialty coffee.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 7am - 4pm (Kitchen closes at 3pm)
Weekends: 8am -4pm (Kitchen closes at 3pm)
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Phone number
(03) 9429 4332
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
Street Parking also.
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Public Transit
Tram 78, Stop 53
Nearest Train Station - East Richmond Station
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 25 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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SL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I was disappointed with my choice of a kale salad with beetroot and fennel. A huge bowl of kale and a tiny amount of beetroot and fennel. Almost inedible.
My friends hot cakes were very good.
The service was rushed and not particularly friendly.
I won’t return in a hurry.

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S
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food and ambience was great however the experience was a little let down by the service. We were sat in a corner and staff would just walk past without checking in on the section. We had to actively look for someone to take out order. Otherwise, place is great and I would recommend it for a Brunch session.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to catch up with friends for Brunch. Good food and friendly service Recommended

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BL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for brunch on Saturday and it was good but nothing special. The food was a bit above average and the staff seemed slightly dis-interested in us. Had heard great things about Top Paddock being one of the best brunch spots in Melbourne but would completely disagree. We left very disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my partner here. It was amazing!

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EP
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing!! Just my only complaint was everyone who ordered eggs said that toast was way to hard and the couldn't really eat it as it was so hard. But apart from that everything was amazing!

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious with a great vibe. Love the concept of no waste too. Recommend to everyone to try this option.

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K
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall experience was good. Food and coffee was good. Only thing was, they had ran out of Turkish bread and had to substitute using sour dough, for the beef brisket roll which was disappointing.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food, would recommend highly

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food great but it was exceptionally noisy inside

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A
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

For such a popular cafe I was really disappointed. Food is well overpriced and the coffee was awful. Of a group of 6 of us, 3 of us couldn’t drink our coffee. One was sent back and was still terrible when a new one was made

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E
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Top Paddock. Delicious, wholesome food well done. Coffees are fab although there’s a long wait (Eg. 15 minutes) during peak times.

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F
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Went to Top Paddock with a friend to try out lunch at cafe. Choice of food on the menu was ok but not fantastic. Quite disappointing. We have been to other cafes that offer similar if not higher quality food than Top Paddock. Serving is small and price is similar to other cafes in Melbourne. Ambience is only ok but not super great. Staff was good and quite attentive.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well presented clean, healthy food. Friendly attentive staff. Thanks for a great lunch.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived half an hour early for our reservation on a cold morning, and the staff had thoughtfully reserved a table inside for us even though the reservation had been made for outdoor seating. The waitstaff were attentive and friendly, and the food was delicious, portions very generous!

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KW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing menu with lots of interesting options!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy we booked in advance we had our own table and lovely setting

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food came out luke warm, as did the coffee and the service.
After being highly recommended to us we were a bit disappointed with our visit.

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M
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb coffee , fabulous breakfast menu including the faves and the inspirational ! Mushrooms to die for!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely brunch ! The waitress was very hospitable ! The food was yumm ! Sit out and enjoy the city move around you !

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SD
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had not been to TP before but after seeing some of their posts on Instagram I thought "wow, this LOOKS beautiful; must try it." ....

Although the meals looked good; the food was very bland. It was VERY disappointing.

The communal tables have only one set of Salt, Pepper and Sugar which is hard to share around when tables seat 10+ people who are all getting their meals around the same time.

We asked for a non-communal table as we were brunching with an infant - the request was not taken into account.

Service was with a smile but INCREDIBLY slow. Took close to an hour to get our meals even though we arrived for Brunch prior to 9:00AM (...and the place didn't get busy until around 10:00AM).

On the plus side - coffee is quite nice HOWEVER it only comes in one size though (no mug-a-chinos here).

With so many amazing places on the other side of the Yarra (South Yarra, Prahran) I suggest going elsewhere for a more delicious meal.

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m
London
44 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was ok - perhaps I was just unlucky ordering (açai bowl) - but what came out is basically a bowl full of jam-sweet liquid. I guess I was expecting something different. It was too sweet to eat. It just felt like the place was trying too hard and missing it. Service quite patchy.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The salmon was sensational!

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GT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was absolutely amazing! Everyone ordered different dishes and we all loved them and were envious of each others food.
Luckily we were able to book a table (being a group of 7) but if you're less than 4 I don't think you can book so get there early! It was very busy, which was expected for prime Sunday brunch time but this did not altar the service that we received from the staff. The food however was a little on the slow side but it was understandable considering we were a big group with different dishes and it was busy. I would recommend going with a smaller group, especially if you're all hungry!
The coffee was amazing along with the atmosphere. Very laid back for a perfect Sunday brunch. Will be returning again!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Maître de had a bit of an attitude problem. Otherwise great.

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