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Au79, Abbotsford, AU-VIC

Au79

4.8
4.8
126 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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Café, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday to Friday 7am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday 8am - 3pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9429 0138
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Au79 can accommodate up to 80 guests for seated events during the cafe's operation hours, which is inclusive of a dance area and/or stage. Or 150 guests for cocktail events down the back in a private area. <br> * The whole venue can also accomodate 200+ guests for cocktail events at night.<br> For the exclusive use of Au79 a venue hire fee is applicable.<br> <br> This is inclusive of:<br> - 2 hour bump-in and out prior to start of event and post conclusion time<br> - Bose Sound System with 6 stereo speakers and 2 microphones.<br> - Fully functional bar area<br> - Lounge booths<br>
  • Area
    Abbotsford
  • Parking Details
    On site 4 hours complimentary parking available during weekday business hour, unlimited parking available after 6pm and weekends, plus underground parking available before 10:30pm next door.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

126 Reviews
  1. Polly

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place to be and eat. Great space, delicious food and very friendly staff. It’s my favourite place to eat and to bring people so they too can experience such a great place.

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  2. Joann

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and great service. The food was delicious and catered for our diverse dietary needs. The only negative was the crust on the sourdough slices which was extra crusty, and this made it a quite difficult to cut. Even so, we enjoyed ourselves immensely and will happily return again.

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  3. PaulineH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delicious brunch here and the delicious cocktails a bonus.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch! Quick service considering we were a table of 9. All the staff were so lovely and accomodating for us giggling away celebrating a hen’s party. Thank you for a wonderful lunch!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for party. Nice deco and easy to book online

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  6. HungryBoi

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best, freshest breakfasts in Collingwood. Cafe is filled with beautiful succulents, will definitely be back!

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  7. Mregnor

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed the prawns benedict very much and appreciated the fact that a cafe standard had been creatively upgraded. The people who looked after us were delightful and very efficient. My only reservation was caused by the black brioche. While visual appeal is important, a traditional brioche is a delight and is not improved by colouring with "charcoal dust" (?).

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  8. AmandaB

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked brunch for 10. Very responsive and helpful in the lead up and fantastic service on the day. Food and coffee were delicious.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, food served fresh and quick I'd definitely come back.

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  10. Ren71

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a birthday brunch for 10 people and it was just perfect. The space and ambience was terrific, the food and drinks absolutely delicious, the service was friendly, efficient and exceptional in the lead up to organising the event. Nothing at all was too much trouble. Au79 is the true definition of 'Hospitality'. One of my top-rated places.

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  11. Pavter

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a consistent meal and great coffee with nice ambience

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  12. LaurenL

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and well presented. The restaurant looks sleek, modern, clean and very pretty with all the plants and the colour palette. Very busy and a good vibe. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Thank you

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  13. MagT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing and the venue is bright and spacious

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  14. MichG

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seafood linguine is outstanding, best I’ve had….ever

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  15. Jana

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great services and the place is very spacious and comfortable.

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  16. GeriH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, well priced in a beautiful light filled setting surrounded by greenery, hidden in the back streets of Abbotsford! First time in a long while that I discovered a great place to eat without a referral or review but was completely a great find. There are not many fine dining places to eat in the area to take clients to lunch but I managed to find this very lovely cafe with a good range of menu items and a very reasonable price. Our clients loved the lunch - pasta, risotto and salad as well as good assortment of cakes. The decor, high window ceilings and greenery was such a nice atmosphere to eat in too. Best find I've had in a long time and will definitely be back.

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  17. KenSa

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, great food, coffee and cocktails. Really great customer service. Thank you!

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  18. SydneyJourno

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Top-notch restaurant food in a cafe setting at cafe prices. Can’t wait to come back for another bowl of asparagus risotto. It was the best.

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  19. Liana

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Really beautiful cafe to visit in Melbourne, the indoor plants are stunning and the overall atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. Service was good and food was pretty good. Our coffees were lukewarm which was an unfortunate part of our experience. We were a little disappointed that they don't do the pastry board anymore :( and that the menu has limited options and is very basic. However, the quality and quantity of food that was served was great and our meals were delicious.

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  20. Calvinttm

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, environment, our server was attentive and friendly too. Would recommend!

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  21. Fran

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My booking was for my sister’s birthday. She and her son (from WA) were very impressed overall.

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  22. henrietta

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely light and airy venue. Wonderful coffee smells from the roasting room! Yummy breakfasts. Delicious smoothies. The staff are delightful and even surprised my daughter with a mini birthday cake! Highly recommend a visit! Thank you

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  23. NicoleR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely atmosphere for breakfast, food and coffee were lovely

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  24. FionaH

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great that you can book a table on Sunday morning. Lovely food, great atmosphere and very attentive and polite staff. We were able to sit and chat well after we had finished brunch, and the waitress kept bringing us bottles of water. Would definitely recommend this venue.

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  25. KimL

    Sunshine Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous cafe, fabulous ambiance. Food was excellent. Highly recommend

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  26. Billy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely stunning. Much better than we thought it would be. Will be going back to try out more of their huge menu!

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  27. AnabelD

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning venue. Lovely staff. Beautiful food. Pesky little critters flying around near booths which is fine, unintended consequence of having such an amazing indoor garden! Maybe consider something like a coaster to be placed on top of glasses as the little critters like to get into the water glasses and jug 🤔 otherwise 10/10

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  28. ReneeK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Food is delicious, staff are helpful. They're also great with children. Will be coming back

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  29. ClaireB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hold quite a lot of my work meetings here. The staff are always so attentive and I love the atmosphere. Food and coffee is delicious too!

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  30. SoheilM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good place to have a breakfast, its big enough to have a large group of people

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  31. RebeccaH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was prompt, really friendly! Coffee was so smooth and delicious. Food was phenomenal! Couldn’t finish it all, but wish I could.

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  32. AliceC

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Busy venue but we were promptly seated. Good coffee and main (had wagyu burgers and chilli scrambled eggs). However, was let down by the patisserie / desserts, which were quite dry. Attentive staff.

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  33. JoanneC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu is extensive, I could have ordered anything. Generous portions. Dining space is light filled and very comfortable. Some wait staff need more training to match the quality of the establishment they work in.

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  34. RobO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully presented tasty food,efficient staff and a beautiful room- this is my go to for group bookings

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  35. HelenO

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place but don’t understand the surcharge on sundays. Why is sundays different to any other day? Portions moderate, atmosphere very nice. Had to pay a surcharge on food then wanted to buy 1 kg of coffee and wanted a surcharge on that too. Think it’s a little unfair. Probably would not go there on a Sunday again.

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  36. suzannep

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow - what a cafe!! Great food, coffee, ambience and service! I cannot speak highly enough of the service we received when we dined here. Planned on going here for a birthday Brunch and when the staff found out they moved us to a private booth and even brought out a suprise complimentary birthday cake with a candle on it!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food at AU79 is always fantastic!

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  38. MariaT

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue is absolitely gorgeous. Service was fantastic and the food was outstanding. Honestly it's the best café I've been in months.

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  39. CassandraP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and came out quick, which is perfect for a work lunch. Venue is spacious and pretty.

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  40. JoannaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible and the coffee was perfect. It's such a beautiful cafe and the staff were great!

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Au79 is rated 4.8 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Au79

27-29 Nicholson St, Abbotsford, AU-VIC 3067

Additional information

  • Area
    Abbotsford
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday to Friday 7am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday 8am - 3pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Café, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    On site 4 hours complimentary parking available during weekday business hour, unlimited parking available after 6pm and weekends, plus underground parking available before 10:30pm next door.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available
  • Phone number
    (03) 9429 0138
  • Catering
    Au79 can accommodate up to 80 guests for seated events during the cafe's operation hours, which is inclusive of a dance area and/or stage. Or 150 guests for cocktail events down the back in a private area. <br> * The whole venue can also accomodate 200+ guests for cocktail events at night.<br> For the exclusive use of Au79 a venue hire fee is applicable.<br> <br> This is inclusive of:<br> - 2 hour bump-in and out prior to start of event and post conclusion time<br> - Bose Sound System with 6 stereo speakers and 2 microphones.<br> - Fully functional bar area<br> - Lounge booths<br>
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