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carli.melbourne, Carlton, AU-VIC

carli.melbourne

4.5
4.5
18 Reviews
$40 and under
Café
  • Great for brunch
  • Charming
  • Neighbourhood gem
Just off Elgin Street, Carlton's greatest hidden gem.
A light and airy, fun atmosphere, the best place for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Bookings are recommended for larger groups, or for peak times, although walk ins are available also.
Kitchen open until 2:30pm everyday, with coffee & drinks until 3pm.

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2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Modern Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 7:45 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 8060 6987
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Carlton
  • Cross Street
    Lygon Street, Elgin Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Recovery Breakfast

    $39.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Have a big night and need to get started early? Wake up late after a big one? Vertue's Recovery Breakfast is for you! A delicious Hangover Burger and smoked Bloody Mary is everything you need to brush off the dust and get your day started. Normally priced at $41 weekdays to $49 public holidays, it's a bloody good deal!
    Recovery Breakfast photo

What 18 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

18 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The value for money was non existent. Definitely more expensive for brunch than other cafes, but did not meet same standards. Coffee was tepid and weak. The food was ……just not great. We all had something different and none of us thought it was great. Will not be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overrated food and coffee. Pricey, too cold and toilet is a bit dirty

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  3. AlexC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Vertue is a great hidden gem of a café in a laneway off a laneway. Worth a check out, & accessible for mobility restricted patrons. General environment could benefit from a tidy & reduced clutter to access the toilets Staff are friendly & attentive

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Vertue Coffee Roasters CARLTON has a cool vibe in a great looking space, but is ridiculously overpriced for what it is. Compared to many of the other great cafe's in Carlton, Fitzroy, Collingwood, the food is just average but is super expensive. "Mains", are all over $30 for the basic, and then it's at least $7 and $11 to add something...e.g. haloumi, extra egg. That's up to $40 for a breakfast item!!! I understand they specialise in Coffee, but $7.20 for a large latte (regular brew) is outlandish...Proud Mary barely charge that for their specialty brew. I couldn't justifiably recommend it to anyone.

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  5. RobertD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were welcoming and thoughtful, food presentation excellent, food delicious, coffee superb

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect meal with my friend where food, ambience and price were worth the experience there. 😉😁

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  7. DMELB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best brunch spots around Melbourne. Interesting dishes.

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  8. EveU

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alongside terrific food, Vertue manages to create a welcoming, warm atmosphere with terrific staff and a beautiful environment. Bravo!

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  9. SusanM

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere, the host was especially friendly, wait staff pretty quiet, delicious coffee, yummy food. Could have stayed all day, with the host continuing to ask if we wanted "another round"! One member of our party did have a minor allergic reaction to their buttermilk chicken which may have contained sesame but it was not specified on the menu. Other than that, a wonderful place to catch up with old friends. Plus, booking meant we got the comfy chairs.

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  10. Silvereyes

    Tasmania

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vertue for brunch is a total treat! Of course the coffer but amazingly EXCELLENT tea! Food brilliant, best ever Bloody Marys and truly delightful service. Yay!

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FAQs

carli.melbourne offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8060 6987.

carli.melbourne is rated 4.5 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for carli.melbourne

8 Raffa Pl, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Lygon Street, Elgin Street
  • Area
    Carlton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 7:45 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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