Cafe Latte

4.7
68 reviews
$40 and under
Café

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Casual
A Melbourne classic has been reborn as a modern cafe serving a healthy breakfast and lunch with great coffee to match.

A menu taking inspiration from all over the globe gives options for everyones palate and lets you push your limits or stick to those breakfast classics should you please. Daily lunch specials give you forever changing options that will be sure to keep you coming back.

Cafe Latte prides itself on making everything in-house from locally sourced ingredients. This includes Padre coffee just roasted around the corner in Brunswick and Honest Eggs from Daylesford just to name a few. All jams, relishes and sauces are made by the amazing chefs along with smoking all the meats. For those who prefer gluten free, the homemade gluten free bread is one not to miss and will definitely keep you coming back for more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 68 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.9
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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Scooter
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely lunch enjoyed by my friends and I. No fuss menu with an interesting variety of dishes plus the sandwiches on display. Something for everyone, all our meals were delicious and presented beautifully. Friendly staff and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really delicious breakfast. We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great breakfast, catered to my dietary requirements and even allowed a friend to alter a burger.... this place is awesome and the food and drinks are super delicious!

DB
DeborahB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Luncheon place to share with either just two or more.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was just lovely. It’s rare to get such beautifully executed classic dishes.

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RobL
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good in all respects , food, wine & wait staff but too noisy with people talking far too loudly

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AndrewG
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very reliable place. Food is uncomplicated and always good

JC
JCD457
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Cafe Latte. The carpaccio was the best I've ever had!

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LesAustraliens
8 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal. Delicious pasta. Wish we had a place like this in Sydney.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff. Delicious food. A cute little restaurant in the middle of Hawksburn.

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PhilH
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely cosy restaurant with professional attentive staff. Good wine selection and not over the top on wine by the glass. Fish was fresh and very flavoursome but a tad on the expensive side give the small piece of fish that was served.

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Vera
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Cafe Latte is a place I love to go: it feels good, you can have a great conversation, convient location and great food.

However, three things have changed over the years. 1. Hours, they appear to no longer open for breakfast 2. Chai, they no longer offer Chai Latte in their drinks selection 3. Service, and this is the important element, some of the waiting staff are dismissive, surly and they just don’t make you feel welcome. (and this wasn’t the newer staff).

Our dining experience was great this week ... except right at the end when the service element played an abrupt negative role turning a great night into one with an unnecessary crappy end.

So ... I’d say give it a go but be wary of the Service attitude and if you get rushed out some of that ... don’t go back because it means our experience has become common practice.

GB
GeoffB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

We ordered Gnocci which was so salty that it was unenjoyable. We also ordered veal scallopine which was very good. Service was good and we were given a free drink each because of the poor quality of the gnocci, but it di not compensate for the failure with the food

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

This was really disappointing. Cafe Latte was once great but the service was lacklustre and the food overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The staff usually so helpful and pleasant clearly had a problem. The service was painfully slow the meals took over an hour to be served and the restaurant was half empty. The food was delicious except for one dish the veal, it arrived 10 minutes after the rest of the meals, clearly forgotten and unfortunately over cooked to the consistency of rubber.
I’m sorry to say a less then impressive experience.

BD
BlossomDearie
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I enjoyed taking my daughter for this wonderful Italian experience. Comparibly the 'France Soir/Bistro Thierry' experience for Italian cuisine

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RobL
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Cafe Latte ois an excellent Hawksburn restaurant serving classical Italian food. The antipasto plate is great value, the Veal is beautiful with a great sauce & the pasta dishes are varied & excellent
Service is great & the wine list covers excellent Italian wines

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined at caffe latte for a birthday they were extremely accommodating and made a special request risotto for the birthday girl.

MP
MarcusP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great authentic Italian food and wines. Wonderful staff. Don’t let the name put you off. This a great restaurant not a cafe.

CG
CourtneyG
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and nice relaxed Monday locals pasta night with BYO option :)

SM
SusieM
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant - just how I remembered!! Ambience, gorgeous staff, and amazing food!

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michaels
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a pleasure to go to. The service and the food were simply stunning. We are happy to recommend and go back again

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normanfras
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and waiting staff excellent. Very busy with a great atmosphere.

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yumm
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

lovely restaurant very Italian nice ambience and great food

GT
GregT
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

All meals were good but one main course did not come until everyone else had finished theirs ? Why

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333ot
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great lunch with friends. Will definitely go again.

JG
JenG
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been a regular for about 15 years and have always enjoyed Luca and his team’s hospitality. Dined here last week with a business colleague and Id have to say best meal I’ve enjoyed here - Red Emperor - fish of the day was absolutely delicious. Service as fabulous as well. Thanks guys!
Jen Galvin-Rowley

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DebraW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious long lunch with great service...we will be back!

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vipRedhead
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely meal in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting. Fabulous service and delicious food.

DH
DavidH
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were met warmly at the door and the warmth continued throughout the night. Great service from Aristotle, great food and a terrific night. Will return soon.

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Hawk23
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and good service.
Italian wine list but waitress was knowledgeable and helpful in her suggestions.

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kate
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

I found the restaurant to be very noisy. Table next with 3 men who were very unrespectful for other diners. They were talking very loud.
The service was slow and food did not have taste and was not hot.
I asked questions of waiter and he could not understand English and kept speaking Italian words and I didn't know what he was talking about.
I have been coming to this restaurant for years and I was very disappointed overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

A lack of soy milk is not only odd but disappointing for a restaurant of this standard.

KA
KarenA
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and lovely ambience ..... wine list very pricey. Overall a great night.

RR
RobR
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was Ok to pretty good. No issues with the attentive waiters. No-one seemed to know about the wines, ie the tasting notes or even having tried them which was surprising and disappointing. Management needs to invest more in education of their staff.

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keljean
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Really rude service and overpriced. So disappointing I used to really love it there.

RL
RobL
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent Pasta, good value Italian wines, great friendly service, relaxed Bistro/cafe atmosphere

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MikeS
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall it was a good experience and together with our 2 guests ex England we enjoyed the night.
Service was great with good drinks options. Entrées & Mains outstanding but for all 4 of us (who ordered 4 different selections) Desserts were (to put it politely) underwhelming and disappointing. Which spoilt the otherwise high quality evening!
For a 'not cheap' fine dining experience that is how the final assessment for Food was 3/5 ad Overall 4/5 (instead of 5/5).

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FionaO
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a very enjoyable night with delicious food and great service. We sat for a long time and did not feel we were being rushed out or ignored. Highly recommend.

KG
KayG
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Café Latte is one of 'locals'. Good for any time of the day and can always be assured of a warm welcome and interesting food.

FAQs

Cafe Latte offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 7036 0084.

Cafe Latte is rated 4.7 stars by 68 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.