Au79

4.6
64 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
AU79, a new contemporary space that has been transformed from a former mechanics warehouse into an exciting and impressive Melbourne cafe, sitting within the eclectic suburb of Abbotsford and incorporating a coffee roastery, cafe, bakery and patisserie, offering a unique event space and experience with fantastic food, drinks and atmosphere.
What 64 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Billie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Perfect veggie breakfasts and coffee

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Will
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

The menu has changed and it is no longer creative or that exciting. Has the chef changed? Everything looked like it was easy to make in mass quantities. Definitely a big change from what I had come to expect from my previous two experiences.
Coffee was still amazing quality and service was great. Still have yet to try the counter food but looked super tasty. We also tried the peanut butter smoothly which was A+

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Billie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect Mother’s Day experience

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really tasty but the stand out was the excellent service.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

v good service, beautiful restaurant and good food

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StevenY
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambience! Good food!had a good time
Highly recommend!

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Mira
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Orders and food were forgotten, unapologetic staff.

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Mandee
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food fabulous with great choices, coffee excellent.
Donuts came in fresh when we arrived and were gone when we left 90minutes later.
Staff very pleasant and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch catch up

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Food was sub par (big brekkie was bland and burger was too salty) for the price and customer service was lacking despite the cafe being amazingly decorated. Not likely to visit again for dining, maybe just coffee.

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SimoneF
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, really friendly service in a gorgeous setting.

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RobynD
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our Sunday Brunch. Sensational food, great tea and coffee and great service

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JessicaCP
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, lovely food and nice atmosphere. Thankyou

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AnthonyA
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was terrific and the waitresses were very accomodating with my daughter in her wheelchair. Very good lunch.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food, service good with one glitch. Bit noisy for an older group such as this.

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ax2021
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, coffee and service. Great venue and vibe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great coffee
Great vibe
And the food was delicious

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Monmon
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

The food and coffee was amazing. Didnt feel the same about the staff. The staff wasn't helpful at all. The vibe of the place didn't go well with the dull vibe of the staff. Would not want to go here again.

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NaliniM
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had lunch with my manager and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We only had about 45 minutes but food was served promptly!

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LiannaP
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Au79. Love the Prawn Linguini. The waffle with chocolate icecream was yummy and beautifully presented. There were many people at the restaurant but we did not feel crowded or uncomfortable.
The tables are nicely spaced out and make us feel that each table has it own privacy. Have been here 3 times and will definitely come back, for more Prawn Linguini.

OT
OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite cafes! Great food, coffee and pastries!

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LucyL
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our breakfast food was lovely, we all loved the ambience, coffee was very nice and would recommend to anyone, going to book and take the family for breakfast.

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BritH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful interior and huge venue. Food was good but a bit over-priced. Staff were friendly and checked in regularly but they did also forget a coffee order - arriving over 15 minutes later... Overall a nice cafe for a weekend catch up and bonus that you can book online!

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy reservation and good service, not to mention good food!

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HelenR
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had breakfast here for the 2nd time on Saturday and found the food to be very tasty and plenty of room as we had a high chair so we weren't cramped at all. The service was very friendly and quite speedy being they were very busy. Also love the fact we can book a table here especially when we are a large group.

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MandyC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is really convenient that you can make a reservation at a cafe! We were impressed when we arrived. The place was decorated beautifully and so spacious, food was delicious and most importantly, the service was quick! We didn’t have to wait long for anything even it was busy. We will definitely want to come back again!

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MFLim
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Reservation was sought of useless, the staff didnt know and didn't bother to check, probably it was not even recorded as a reservation. Food was alright.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved this café. It was so lovely that the waiter came out with a small cake and candle for the birthday. Will definitely return.

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Stephk
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a large group booking and everyone got served at the same time. It felt spacious even when there was lots of us. Food was delicious! Service was great.

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LeeM
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location and meals the staff are brilliant and well organised.
The venue is bright and colourful with plants and light every where.
We had a table of 8 who loved every minute of our get to together.

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zuienac
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really beautiful place.. loved the greenery inside, staff was very friendly. We went for my birthday brunch and I am glad I picked this place. Food looked good and tasted awesome. Will keep coming back for sure!

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Christina92
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good experience - food was tasty but portions were a bit small for how expensive they were.

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JasmineW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food is average, but service is really good. A bit disappointed about the food.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food and coffee were spot on, however we had to ask multiple times to make a food order. We had three different waiters come to our table to take our order and then walk away to do something else. There was also difficulty with the waiter understanding our order... poor English skills.

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HughR
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome friendly service, and the food is consistently good.

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RobW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

If you haven't been before, this place offers a surprising impressions as you walk into the place. Worth a visit, even if it is a little pricy

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Violet
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Coffee was great, food was burned and arrived immediately (1-2 mins after ordering and before coffee).

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CindyA
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked online - flawless, easy process.
Table ready and spacious on arrival. Excellent food and really great coffee. The staff mixed up one of my guests drink orders (Green Leaf has similar name to something else on the menu) and they rectified the issue really quickly and apologised perfectly. Problem solved in no time. Really lovely staff. Highly recommend.

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vipCP3121
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I always enjoy coming to AU79. Everything was great, the baked eggs were amazing, and everyone else enjoyed their eggs benedicts and other orders.
The only issue was they had no orange juice available on Mothers Day. Three people at our table (table of 6pax) wanted to order orange juice but the juicer had broke on Saturday. I would have thought as a simple resolution and back up plan, that someone could have popped to Woolworths before they opened on Sunday morning and purchased some small bottles and explained to guests as they had been, that the juicer was broken, however we do have some bottled OJ available. That way people understand but appreciate the efforts of something else. I realise it is only orange juice but I saw a number of tables being advised the same thing so I think something so simple could have been handled a bit better.
Anyway, I had my delicious coffee so wasn't bothered, just had to listen to the three people that were for most of the breakfast.

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VivianeJ
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

I’ve always enjoyed this restaurant and come here very often with friends, but this time, service was very different than what we’ve being used to. We had a couple in our group who was late, but we got the table and ordered drinks and received some complimentary bread. We liked the bread and decided to order some more and the waiter asked us where was the rest of our group. A table with 5 people waiting for 2 other people. And we were happy to pay for it. But the bread took forever to come and only arrived after we asked another waiter. When our friends arrived, we ordered the food which was good as usual, but by then we were not feeling as comfortable with the wait staff. Which is a pity as we love the place. Hope they can improve in the future and understand that delays happen. The restaurant wasn’t super full, so it’s not like we were keeping the table.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the place, the food , the staff and reasonable pricing

FAQs

Au79 is rated 4.6 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.