Top Paddock Cafe

4.6
244 reviews
$40 and under
Café
Establishing itself as a leading dining destination, Top Paddock is located on Richmond’s bustling Church Street. Surrounded by lush greenery, rich timber, detailed glass work and distinctive wall panelling, the world-class cafe offers a unique experience on all aspects. Enjoy a mouth-watering, produce-driven menu that changes with the seasons in a vibrant, yet relaxed atmosphere

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 244 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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HelenM
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Whilst we were seated quickly we had to hail the staff member to take our order after waiting 25mins. Surprising as it wasn't very busy and enough staff to cover the patrons. A small amount of kale & broccoli in a bowl with a pumpkin paste underneath + a poached egg. Not very good value. My friends soba noodle dish was very nice and great value. Coffee was very good.

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TristramG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Delicious food - namely the pork belly, soba noodle salad & lamb shoulder however inattentive wait staff meant waiting for long periods to order food/more drinks

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JackieT
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of our favourite Melbourne breakfast spots. Enjoyed being able to get back to Melbourne after almost 2 years and visit again. Love the food and staff are always spot on and friendly.

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JanineM
Tasmania
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It’s just a lovely experience. Beautiful space, friendly staff, nice food. Would definitely go again.

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jmnr
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is so good especially the soba noodle salad. It just wasn’t enough to fill me up and I am not even a big eater.

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Jacqui
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Beautifully presented as always and delicious. Best combination !

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RoxyC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great breakfast spot with the most delicious eggs benedict ever! Very covid safe with outdoor dining, checking vaccinations and QR code ordering.

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RalucaC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top Paddock is one of our fav cafe. Love the environment, staff super friendly, great coffee and food most delicious. I appreciate the serving sizes too, not too large and not too small, just perfect. As for the signature dish Ricotta Blueberry Pancake-perfection on a plate, it impacts on all your senses. A must try for sure. Love you guys!

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CeeCee
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was beautiful, coffee was on point, and the service was friendly and welcoming.

Top Paddock Cafe
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at The Top Paddock. We are glad to see that you have enjoy our food, coffee and services. We are looking forward to have you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Always guaranteed delicious coffee and amazing food! Always impressed! Can sometimes get a little loud when it’s packed indoors so it can get a little shouty. Parking is generally easy too there’s paid and free parking around the cafe.

Top Paddock Cafe
Responded on 9 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at the Top Paddock. We are glad to see that yourself and your guests enjoyed our food and coffee. We hope to be able to see you again soon.

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JanetW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a 2 year old who had a lovely time dropping things and food on the floor. the staff couldn't have been more accommodating and pleasant. the best i have experienced

Top Paddock Cafe
Responded on 9 January 2022

Your feedback is most appreciated. We will make sure to pass your praise along to our team. Hope to have you again soon.

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AnnabelleL
9 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always. Excellent service

Top Paddock Cafe
Responded on 9 January 2022

Your excellent feedback is most appreciated. We will make sure to pass your praise along to the team on the floor and in the kitchen. We are looking forward to have you back again soon.

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Jonno74
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

It is disappointing when staff wear their face masks as chin covers ! The guy who appeared to be the floor manager was the worst offender.

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KimB
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I requested a quiet table as my friend is hard of hearing and it was no problem. The food was delicious, would definitely recommend!

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Lovely lovely food, service was a bit slow - although it was peak lunchtime when we went

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Jase
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food and venue with warm and welcoming staff. Great place to catchup with a colleague for lunch.

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RayC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

One meal was fine the other very disappointing.
Our meals arrived before our coffee , coffee , when it did arrive was at end of meal and barely lukewarm .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday breaky

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JasmineC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and staff, food was super yummy and paid extra for recommended toppings and was worth that little bit extra. Would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good and great staff.

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DakotaClare
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and drinks, would recommend for groups or dates

OT
OpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good … coffee great … eggs Benny best I have ever had and no bun perfect

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Huge portion sizes so amazing value. Great vibes. Great staff. Great service - my family was in town for the weekend and the service has been slow everywhere else (likely due to Covid) but top paddock was amazing.

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KatP
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Inside was a little noisy, but it was still a nice atmosphere!

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CaseyB
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always. Great menu and excellent coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and coffee

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RachelO
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic friendly and speedy service . Great food and ambience . What more do you want with a Sunday brunch!

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible place, Top Paddock is one of my all time favourites in Melbourne. Amazing atmosphere, fab coffee and food!

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vipJoot
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. When one of our guests left his bag behind the waitress ran across the road and returned it before we got back in our car. Amazing next level aftercare. Manager take note! Awesome job. We will be back.

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DanC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the decor, food is great and service is fine. Pretty cramped seating area during covid but over all great for lunch with a friend

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Coffeeee
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great airy venue with v friendly staff. Large satisfying serves. Coffee could be stronger, but definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The potato rosti was undercooked and very floury

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Alpha
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food all very fresh and tasty. Great veg options.

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Ally
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. It is a very busy cafe and service was lacking due to this.

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JayneF
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very noisy and difficult to hear. Food good. Serve staff nice just need to check water and drinks more regularly.

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DanielN
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I absolutely love that place! The food is always amazing and the service is normally amazing too, however this time I felt that it wasn’t as good as usual. They never asked us if we were after more food or beverages and just brought the bill straight away when we actually wanted to other more food and also it took them a very long time to clean the table.

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DisyD
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambience but I paid $24 for an extreme amount of maple syrup on the much anticipated ricotta cakes. Dish completely ruined by the hot cake swimming in sweet sickly syrup…

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JustinT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Acoustically challenge, need more staff as service was slow.

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SammyJay
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

I felt like this spot was the emperors new clothes. The food lacked anything special about it and was ridiculously over priced. I paid $6 for a side of avocado and I got half an avocado still in its shell with a spoon and a wedge of lime. Avocados are currently $1 each!
Our toast didn't even come buttered! A child's breakfast was an unbuttered piece of thick dry toast with a poached egg on the side.
The juices and smoothies were nice though.
Also, it was very loud... don't go if you want a nice catch up with someone because it's too loud and your table is only for 75 minutes!
Totally overrated!

FAQs

Top Paddock Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Top Paddock Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 244 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.