Top Paddock Cafe

4.7
173 reviews
$40 and under
Café
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 173 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Missy
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Service was poor. After we were sat on a table and got our coffee orders, nobody attended to take our food orders for atleast 25 minutes. Waiters just walked past and avoided us despite seeing that we still have the menu sheets on our table. We had to initiate to look for a waiter to get our orders. Also, when I asked for the bill the waiter just literally gave us the bill receipt and immediately walked away without any instructions where and how to pay. Food is average, too expensive for its worth but hands down to presentation. Ambience is fantastic, too especially the outside area.

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VictoriaP
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I highly recommend the hotcakes, they are incredible. Best hotcakes ever. Really good food and service. I come here like every week, its my favourite little spot.

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HelenK
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was hoping for a 2 hr sitting, was only given a 75 min sitting.. asked that we had to leave

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ChamlyR
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I really like the atmosphere ,good coffee and food.

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LaneC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, prompt service, would definitely book in to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waffles are amazing and gluten free!

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SonyaW
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

This was a lovely place for a late lunch with family. We sat outside, it was gorgeous and the food delicious with a twist. They didn't have a kids menu but the front of house staff were very obliging and happy to organise the waffles, hotcakes or eggs and bacon to kids size.... We had a really nice time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

The waitress was extremely rude and abrupt, she had terrible service and manners.

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service and unbelievable coffee

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Caught up with friends, food was great, service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Glenn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top paddock is great across the board, great food, cocktails, aesthetic and set up of the cafe, the staff are really friendly and very COVID safe. It was really welcoming and would definitely visit again.

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Rach
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely staff, great food, good vibes! We'll definitely keep coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great services

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TheonieB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good. They make great coffee and staff is very friendly

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RemiA
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and staff were so lovely. Would come back again any time!

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vipCharlesH
Melbourne
10 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and loved the outdoor dining idea. Coffee wasn’t as good as I remember from last time but still worth the visit for the meal!

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CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food. Nice place. Nothing to outstanding. But still good to visit and have brunch/breakfast here and there.

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Joard7
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best. Will definitely recommend and coming back again

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RarT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good value. Would go back.

I has a nice outdoor area too, which looks great for sunny days.

KM
KenM
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience with lovely ambiance and great food and coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service from staff.

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RBras
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food & mimosas!
Busy inside but nice atmosphere👍🏽

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MelM
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful as usual, nice waitress, great coffee and great food 🤍

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DallasN
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great cafe, accessible and with good food and service.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

lunch with a friend in the open Church st our meal tasty and portion size perfect , when breaking bread with a close friend the quality of the the fare is paramount we loved our lunch thank you

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SergioS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had breakfast with a friend and enjoyed the food very much. We had the chilli eggs and the top paddock breakfast. All good quality. Coffee was great.

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OlyaSerge
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Given the current climate and time limitations the team were very polite and respectful not to push you out and gave us 25+mins notice time was coming up

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ChrisV
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Love Top Paddock ... it does get very busy so need a bit of patience but all good !

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KayM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The chili eggs were nothing to write home about. Like atleast nail eggs!

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saram
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top Paddock is incredible. Service, food and coffee. Incredible.

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WayneM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my go to place when I have to customers out to lunch

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RuthM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, coffee not to my taste as have a long black, too bitter.

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WallaceC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere in the heart of Richmond. Delicious food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I caught up with an old school friend whom I went to school with in uk after 40 years

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LyndaD
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place for lunch or brunch. Lovely atmosphere and fabulous food and staff. A really interesting menu and everything I have had was delicious. A total must are the ricotta hot cakes. Delicious and a work of art!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
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 on 28 November 2020
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
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
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 on 25 November 2020
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.

FAQs

Top Paddock Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Top Paddock Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 173 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.