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Top Paddock Cafe - Top Paddock Cafe, Richmond, AU-VIC

Top Paddock Cafe

4.5
4.5
284 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

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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon-Fri: 7am - 4pm (Kitchen closes at 3pm) Weekends: 8am -4pm (Kitchen closes at 3pm)

  • Phone number

    (03) 9429 4332

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Richmond

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking also.

  • Public Transit

    Tram 78, Stop 53<br />Nearest Train Station - East Richmond Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 284 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Café

  • Inner City East

    Lunch

  • Inner City East

    Most Booked

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  1. l

    lucykate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favourite cafe not only in Melbourne but the world! Thr hotcake is the dish I always get!!! If I was on death row this would be my last meal! The best!!!

  2. NP

    NadiaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Great menu and atmosphere! We weren’t too impressed with our waitresses customer service (or lack thereof).

  3. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Service was prompt and efficient .. but nothing to write home about. Food came out quickly and looked pleasant .. but for almost $30 each (I added avocado and my mate added bacon to two $23 dishes) I wouldn’t say it was great value for money. Bigger portions or a lower price point is needed. I’ve had way bigger and tastier brunches for way cheaper and l left more satisfied. For $6 two scrawny pieces of bacon isn’t just. Atmosphere is good. Price point is just way askew

  4. RT

    RebeccaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Service was aggressive and confusing. When we were seated our waitress asked if we would like to order drinks - we replied sure to which our waitress yelled at us “Well tell me what you want then!” Later when we ordered food we asked to swap out the eggs for one of the sides options and our waitress replied authoritatively “I’m not doing that. I’ll remove the eggs and still charge you for the full meal and if you want a side, I’ll charge you for the sides”. We didn’t deserve to be spoken to like that and are honestly baffled by the experience.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    I find it concerning the change in this restaurant . I have been here several times and the food has lessened In quality and choice. The service was such that you couldn’t even get lactose free milk . The staff never came back to see if we needed more coffee etc I am really sorry to say how disappointed it was given we spent $70.00 I would expect much better quality food; larger menu and a decent lactose free coffee . I hood you can improve use to be my happy place not so now.

  6. SM

    StrawbriiMilk

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    Food is good as always, we had issues with service where the waiter incorrectly gave the wrong coffee and forgot the add ons for the food

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great food and ambience, but the pork belly dish was very small and didn’t fill me up at all.

  8. LW

    LeesaW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and drinks, however noise levels are quite loud. One of the best breakfasts, will definitely be returning. (Had the pork belly and Top Paddock breakfast. The chocolate malted thick shake was outstanding). Highly recommend this cafe.

  9. TB

    TessB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    My brunch was so cold. Also, the space is very loud - some may enjoy that but makes a catch up hard work as you have to yell to have a conversation.

  10. JT

    JackT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service was excellent. Can be a little bit noisy but overall it was a great spot for brunch

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A breakfast catch up with friends. Great menu- the choc/malt milkshake is a must have

  12. J

    Jonathon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience1

    Way too loud. Way too loud. Not good for any purpose.

  13. LS

    LilyS49

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was brilliant Lovely venue with easy parking available We had the Brisket Burgers and the Smoked Trout special, all were delicious Highly recommend this cafe

  14. H

    Holly

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    always love the food here, depending on your hearing it sometimes it gets abit loud but adds to a busling ambience.

  15. V

    Vanessa

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a beautiful place to go for Mothers Day. Amazing service, friendly staff, quick food delivery & it was soo delicious. Very yum!

  16. I

    Imre

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The service was prompt and friendly, food excellent and the noise level good at our outside table.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Service was good & food was yummy! We had outdoor seating & it was great.

  18. EA

    EAlias

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    After a really tough pandemic recess, we returned to our favorite spot for pancakes in the city. It all went down a spiral since we arrived, the access ramp entrance was blocked by a sign, and customers were seated in the way. We had to make our way in asking the patrons to stand up. No one from the staff was willing to help, they only approached us to ask if we had a reservation. After a long wait and ordering, the waitress too busy to hand each plate properly, throwing all them on the side of the table, leaving us to distribute them.. She said: "it would be better if I leave them here.." (indeed.. for her). Overall, uncomfy experience, rude hosts.. with the classic nowadays trend of making you feel "fortunate" of being served.. On top of this terrible experience noisy as hell + loud music.. Wil only consider takeaway for the next time... or better yet.. Best pancakes spot in the city place is there to discover!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great environment and delicious food every visit.

  20. Y

    Ychychych

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food, good ambience, fast service. would definitely recommend

  21. c

    constanzaa

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything about this place. Delish food!!

  22. CB

    CharlotteB

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    Food was delicious and came out super quickly even though they were very busy. Coffees came 10 minutes after the food. Also our table was super close to the people either side of us felt like we were sitting with them, which was a bit uncomfortable.

  23. r

    rachelv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food and great place, we were seated against a big pillar so it was hard to enjoy the ambiance.

  24. SJ

    ShelbyJ

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great coffee, best cold brew I’ve had in a while

  25. KP

    KirstenP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    The food and coffee was very nice, good menu. However, when the waitress arrived to take our order we asked for a couple more minutes she came back within one and we said sorry we are not quite ready, mostly busy talking. Then we were ignored despite multiple attempts to get the waitress back. the table next to us came in ordered, ate and on their way out asked the waitress to come and take our order… over 45 mins… she came and offered a very insecure apology with a laugh… Won’t be back!

  26. M

    Mash

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed their good coffee, food and nice atmosphere.

  27. W

    Whataday

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    Food was good. Dirty chai was a letdown. Probably the worst I have had in Melbourne, tasted very thin and diluted. Otherwise service was great

  28. C

    Cait

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly, attentive service. Delicious food and wine. Parents visiting from interstate were very impressed!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Overpriced for the quality of food, took ages to be seated despite having a reservation!

  30. RG

    RachellaG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, friendly service. Perfect for a girls’ lunch.

  31. PM

    PeterM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We have been to Top Paddock several times over the years and will continue to return. The ambience, service and food are always of a high standard. There is no criticism of the quality of the food but the menu has always had a broad and exciting mix of dishes and this week we thought the variety was restrained and "safe".

  32. L

    Lettie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Despite being a new into the Top paddock, I quite loved the ambience, not as much the food though( the lunch special allured me on the menu page, but turned out to be a bit disappointing) I found the meat of the chicken schnitzel not fresh with some grey parts and flat taste. But apart from that the guys there were doing their best on a very fast pace day.

  33. GH

    GabHam

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Great food and space but was very loud and having a conversation was difficult

  34. KC

    KerryC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food ambience and the staff were personable and professional. Thought the place was a great success. Would recommend to anyone.

    Top Paddock CafeResponded on 21 February 2022

    Hello Kerry. Thank you for taking your time to review. Your excellent feedback will be passed along to our team. I am sure they are very happy to hear that. We hope to have you again soon.

  35. SF

    ShaunF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great location for lunch with very nice food and fast service. Easily located from PTV at stop 53

  36. b

    bridgitd

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Best granola ever!!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The taste is fantastic as usual, but the size of food is a lot more smaller than two years ago. Coffee is the best in the area for sure.

  38. FD

    FionaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Charlie was exceptional! Amazing service.

    Top Paddock CafeResponded on 7 February 2022

    Thank you for providing us your feedback, Fiona. We will pass on your message to our team and Charlie.

  39. CM

    CatherineM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We all enjoyed our meal. I was disappointed with the Rostock as they were not crisp

  40. CX

    CustomerX

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Coffee serve - no choice for large - standard coffee cost is over $5 inc gst and barely more than an espresso

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Top Paddock Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Top Paddock Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 284 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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Google Map for Top Paddock Cafe

658 Church St Richmond, AU-VIC 3121

Additional information

  • Area

    Richmond

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon-Fri: 7am - 4pm (Kitchen closes at 3pm) Weekends: 8am -4pm (Kitchen closes at 3pm)

  • Cuisines

    Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking also.

  • Public Transit

    Tram 78, Stop 53Nearest Train Station - East Richmond Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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