Top Paddock Cafe

4.6
21 reviews
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$40 and under
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  • Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
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 21 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Took my partner here. It was amazing!

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Great service and amazing food, would recommend highly

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Service and food great but it was exceptionally noisy inside

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2.0Dined on 9 June 2018

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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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

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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2.0Dined on 30 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Great food, amazing menu with lots of interesting options!

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 23 March 2018

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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2.0Dined on 19 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Excellent food and service. The salmon was sensational!

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 25 January 2018

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

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