Top Paddock Cafe

4.5
57 reviews
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  • Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
Breakfast, lunch and specialty coffee.
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KF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks, service seemed to be having a rough day generally with things falling over and a little slow with dessert but the waitress who served us did a great job! Will come again

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GG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I've been wanting to go to this cafe for a long time and so glad I made the visit! Great vibe, beautiful fit out, coffee is amazing and service was spot on. Thanks team!

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M
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Very uninteresting lunch options, slow cooked lamb shoulder basically had the flavour of boiled lamb - presented nicely though. Passionfruit / coconut / polenta cake was dry, stale and very heavy. Coffee was cold. Noise level was ridiculously high. Overall - trendy vibe but nowhere near as good as it used to be.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time diner. Great feel in the layout. Both had slow cooked lamb shoulder. We agreed it was sensational. Generous serve of the lamb. Flavors in the piled salad were delicious. Will visit again.

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H
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, would definitely go here again

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JN
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, quality hasn't changed in the last few years. Always go there when in Melbourne

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JG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best ricotta pancakes in town! I live in Sydney and definitely make it a point to visit Top Paddock each time I'm in town.
Service is a bit slow and expect long wait times if you didn't book in advance, but all worth the wait!

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LC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best cocktails I have ever had!

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DG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was great except for the green tea. As a non-coffee drinker, I really enjoy my green tea in a cafe (because it's much tastier and stronger than from a teabag), but on this occasion, it was so weak I could hardly taste it. The tea leaves weren't left in, so it just got colder and not stronger. I asked for a new one and was given a proper pot, but it was lemongrass tea! So while everything else was wonderful (food, service and atmosphere are great), the tea experience was a disaster!

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DK
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Technical malfunction / or they forgot to order our food - so the wait was long.

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OT
Perth / WA
26 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A few people had mentioned Top Paddock to me and I was pleased to be able to book for brunch on a Saturday. This page does not do them justice, Top Paddock manages to be a beautiful setting next to a busy road with friendly staff and tasty dishes. My friend and I sat outside and thought the Hazelnut Espresso Martini was a great way to start our meal! We both had the eggs benedict with beef brisket on a potato rosti served with jalapenos and a very good Hollandaise. We opted to add half an avocado to share, this came with lime & ash salt and letting those ingredients infuse together resulted in a perfect accompaniment. We had ordered our eggs to be cooked differently and unfortunately when they were brought to us we were advised incorrectly but no major drama. Looking forward to returning!

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I
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, tasty food. Chilli scramble is a must try. Coffee is also very good.

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IB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

That soy matcha latte, ommmggggg so good and creamy! As for the breakkie, simply delish. Random online found, which will be a gem I will definitely recommend and come back to. Thank you so much, from the service to the food and the vibe it is a pleasure to see hospitality with such a level of professionalism and greatness! Keep it up! X

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MD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really friendly Waitstaff, great location and atmosphere. Food was delicious and coffee were spot on.

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OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated friends’ birthday and had such a wonderful time! The Bloody Mary’s are to die for...! We love this place and will definitely be back

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AW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I booked a table outside as we had a fluffy with us but when we arrived the table was booked inside. Luckily the restaurant was not busy at the time and we were given a shared outdoor table. Food was okay. The hotcake was huge, v.pretty but too rich, stoggy and sweet (the hot cakes were presoaked with syrup). The chilli scramble was interesting but will not be ordering it again. The atmosphere, decor/indoor outdoor area was good and the staff was very friendly and attentive.

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BP
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

I had the Heirloom tomatoes with the stracciatella - a match made in heaven. Best meal I've had in a while - we're going to do it at home.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great visit!!

Food was great and awesome service.

Cheers

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ND
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

My french toast was divine, an amazing balance of flavours and the best brunch out I have had in a long time. My friends blueberry pancakes was one single pancake and was extremely thick and stodgey, she was unable to eat them and was quite disappointed. Described as "a vanilla cake with not enough to cut through the sweet." All other food coming out of the kitchen looked amazing.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attended with a large group of 17. The staff were very accommodating with seating, were friendly, good lively atmosphere and the food was excellent. Highly recommended!

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HM
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

LOVED the Top Paddock, a recommendation for breakfast on our visit to Melbourne from Adelaide. Everything fantastic... just too noisy and struggled to hear each other.

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K
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

AMAZING! - Brulee French Toast a must try for anyone.

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TW
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top Paddock seems to be able to maintain a consistently high level of service and quality of food. I recommend making a reservation when available to avoid the wait that can sometimes occur for breakfast or brunch

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AT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

We booked a table but ended up on one end of a communal table. This has happened before and frankly you should specify if the table is not really a table when the booking is made. The communal table we were on was quite wide and we had to shout across it to talk to each other. Great food but terrible table which should not have been classified as a table on the booking. Would put me off booking this way next time.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was exceptional. Staff were very attentive to everyone's needs. Great place to eat breakfast or lunch.

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a
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice food and the desserts taste lovely.
Food is made with different flavours.an tastes very nice.

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S
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great breakfast selection and awesome service as always. If someone actually buys a caramel slice id love to hear about it in a review, they always look amazing but need to pay off the mortgage not take out a new one :)

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing hotcake and Beef sandwich! I wish I could have the recipe to the hotcake!

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EM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Poor service. Uninterested staff. Forgotten coffee orders. Super loud. Staff appeared to be chasing their tails.

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M
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Easy lunch spot.
Limited lunch menu, more breakfast/brunch.
Standard pricing for the type of venue.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting from Adl and enjoyed top paddock on our last morning. Delicious food, gorgeous food and unique restaurant setup. Loved the zero waste menu.

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MO
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great would be a understatement. :) food was fantastic, service matched just a great place to visit.

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SL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

I was disappointed with my choice of a kale salad with beetroot and fennel. A huge bowl of kale and a tiny amount of beetroot and fennel. Almost inedible.
My friends hot cakes were very good.
The service was rushed and not particularly friendly.
I won’t return in a hurry.

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S
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food and ambience was great however the experience was a little let down by the service. We were sat in a corner and staff would just walk past without checking in on the section. We had to actively look for someone to take out order. Otherwise, place is great and I would recommend it for a Brunch session.

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RS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to catch up with friends for Brunch. Good food and friendly service Recommended

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BL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We went for brunch on Saturday and it was good but nothing special. The food was a bit above average and the staff seemed slightly dis-interested in us. Had heard great things about Top Paddock being one of the best brunch spots in Melbourne but would completely disagree. We left very disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my partner here. It was amazing!

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EP
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing!! Just my only complaint was everyone who ordered eggs said that toast was way to hard and the couldn't really eat it as it was so hard. But apart from that everything was amazing!

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious with a great vibe. Love the concept of no waste too. Recommend to everyone to try this option.

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K
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall experience was good. Food and coffee was good. Only thing was, they had ran out of Turkish bread and had to substitute using sour dough, for the beef brisket roll which was disappointing.

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