Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cafe Vue - South Yarra

Name: Cafe Vue

401 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne 3000 VIC

Phone: (03) 9866 8055

Food: ModOz, Cafe, French
Average price: 3.50 - $18

Complimentary:  Tomato sauce.

We ordered:

Yoghurt with poached pears, dates & walnuts - $6.50

S enjoyed this but they weren't any better than what she makes for breakfast herself at home.

Corn fritters with avocado & tomato $12.50

As soon as I saw these my heart sank. Visually, it was very pretty, especially the gutted and hacked tomatoes. The corn fritters had a plastic sheen to them, and after only sticking my fork into them, I knew they would have a plastic texture as well. These were truly horrible - whilst there was corn, there was no flavour and the texture was inedible, if it wasn't for my enormous hunger I would have sent it back and waited another 30mins for a different meal. I was also looking forward to healthy avocado slices, but instead got a sweet puree.

62° eggs on toast - $9.50

K ordered these as is, but for some reason they came with bacon (which she hates) although they deducted the bacon from the final bill. She found the toast was cold and the eggs only average.

Fresh Juice - $4

It was orange juice - S found it tasted really watered down and not sweet at all - she didn't finish it.

Chicken & truffle pie - $14.50

Cost: $47 for 3 breakfasts, 1 pie and 1 juice.

Service: Good. Whilst the food was quite slow to come out, our waiter was wonderful, after spying us chatting outside after paying for our meal he told us to come back in and take a seat as we obviously had much to talk about. He also stopped me from leaving without my pie (oops).

Atmosphere: Interesting but casual. The decor is quite mixed with booth seating, tables and then a giant birdcage with yellow chairs - not to mention the wall of mirrors which leads to the blood-red bathrooms. On  a Saturday morning it wasn't as busy as I thought it might have been so the noise level was decent.

Parking: Ok - there's a decent amount of street parking.

Website: http://www.vuedemonde.com.au/cafe-vue.aspx

Hours: Mon-Tue 7am-4pm
Wed-Fri 7am-11pm
Sat 8am-11pm
Sun 8am-4pm

Would I return: Maybe - might give their lunch a go as they are decently priced.


  1. How disappointing! I've been there for lunch a few times - the baguettes are quite good and desserts are to die for. Maybe you'll have better luck with that :)

  2. Ah, that's a shame. I guess my experience with the disappointing corn fritters wasn't a one-off - they actually intend them to be like that!

    Nice that the staff were so friendly, at least. :-)

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