Top Paddock Cafe

4.7
137 reviews
$40 and under
Café

Top tags:

Casual
Epitomising cafe cool, Top Paddock is a multi award-winning venue by the Darling Group and has become a staple of Melbourne’s hospitality scene. ‍Surrounded by lush greenery, rich timber, detailed glass work and distinctive wall panelling, this iconic establishment offers a unique experience on all aspects. The menu is cultivated using locally sourced ingredients, with a paddock-to-table ethos that is organic where possible.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 137 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

I understand we’re in covid restrictions but I don’t appreciate the servers being aggressive when presenting the bill when I hadn’t even finish my coffee due to time constraints. Out of everywhere I have been lately in Melbourne, they approach is quite rude and aggressive.

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AdrianK
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Good Cafe with interesting menu. Same owners as Kettle Black with some similar menu choices. Lovely food though some options such are quite light. Recommended

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ArpithaS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

Disappointed with beef brisket, turned out to be dry which I did not expect especially in comparison to how it was the last time I ate. First time being disappointed with the place.

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Shan
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great coffee topped off with a nice bustling vibe. Would also recommend for client meetings.

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PatG
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good brunch place. Dishes are plated prettily. Ambience is ok if you are happy with club-ish music playing in the background while having brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This experience was only topped by my chai latte and the friendliness of the staff.

Overall 5/5 would go again :)

JM
JoMac
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!

JP
JagP
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thanks for serving delicious food and good customer service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed at Top Paddock. Excellent service, food, ambience.
Absolutely love dining here!

KA
KarynA
Perth
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really an awesome cafe!!! Great food! Very reasonable price. Coffee came quite late though, but could have been busy then, with the reduce number of staff, compared to usual.

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AleishaS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top paddock was amazing we had an 8am breakfast booking on Sunday and the service was friendly welcoming and warm. Food came out quick and was delish (eggs benny and poached eggs w/bacon and hollandaise) Coffees were amazing perfect temp and tasty! Love this venue and will be back!

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AnaG
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I like everything about this cafe, the service was really good very polite and the food was good too.

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JaneO
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first lunch out at top Paddock after lockdown restrictions lifted. We felt very safe and comfortable in the space and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. The staff were very professional about cutlery and condiments etc and friendly as always even behind the masks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Arrived a bit early but efficiently welcomed, seated and offered coffee straight away. Orders taken politely and with a smile to boot. Meals great, coffee spot on and nothing a hassle. A favourite that maintains a great level of service across all areas.

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TaniaVirgo
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was perfect. Would highly recommend Top Paddock.

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Etyene
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cutest cafe I have been. Just love coming here!! Great food and coffee

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great brunch, excellent coffee and lovely service in a very cool space.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and coffee was excellent as usual. COVID safety measures in place so really enjoyed the experience 😊

HW
HanW
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a lovely morning. Food was delicious, as always, and it was great to be out brunching once again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So nice to be back after a 3-month lockdown.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Considering it’s in Richmond, pricing is not bad! And great food

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Dave
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for Brunch.
Well setup with COVID safe practices

AH
AnnabelleH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our last brunch before the second isolation period! It was so lovely and delicious food. We all had the ricotta hot cake and polished every last bit off to the surprise of the lovely waiter! He was impressed we could eat it all haha

MM
MelM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was perfect and more. The food was amazing and coffee as well.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of the jewels in Melbourne's Cafe Crown for a reason: it ALWAYS delivers! Blueberry Hotcake is always a winner and the scrambled eggs are stunning! My sister got the Seasonal Avo and it was brilliant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Had to wait about 20 mins for our tables which was fine once we sat down we were greeted and ordered our coffee which came in about 10 mins then ordered our food which came out in 15 mins and it was delicious
Will go back again

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Soba noodle salad tasted fresh and delicious, coffee also great.

KG
KimG
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, outstanding food! Thank you :)
Would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Was nice! Service was attentive without being over the top and the food was outstanding. Did lack a little atmosphere but that’s to be expected with Covid restrictions. Definitely lived up to the hype.

EB
EmmaB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great staff. Not cheap for brunch but totally fine if only going every so often. Good spot to catch up with friends.

MC
MargC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were fabulous. In these strange times was so nice to go out.

SF
SarahF
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Three of us each had something different from the menu and all dishes were perfect. Will be back.

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March
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, great service. Would definitely recommend to family and friends

TW
vipTerryW
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top Paddock is one of my favourite breakfast/brunch cafes. I highly recommend it to anyone who has not been there yet.

MM
MelM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, great service, coffee, beautiful food. And had a vegan meal.

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Brydie
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and a lovely setting. Food is delicious and portioned well but it is pricey.

RM
RachelM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The gluten free options were plentiful and delicious. They are following the restrictions diligently but allowed us to stay a little longer because there was no booking after us. Highly recommend.

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Stacey
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible dining experience even during covid! Attentive staff, great coffee and top quality food. I was worried that we would be rushed out as soon as our hour booking was up but they told us not to rush and leave when we were ready.

FAQs

Top Paddock Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Top Paddock Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 137 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.