Melbourne VIC 3000
We were told this is the best place to have breakfast so we rang the night before to see if we could book for 9 people (4 adults and 5 children). The owner said no but if we arrived before 9am the next day he'd pop 2 tables together for us. We get there the next morning at 8.40am and was met by the most aloof and uncompromising waitress. No she could NOT accomodate 9 people, their limit was 8 people.. I offered to take my 2 yr old on my lap so we'd be 8 people, nope, can't do that either, its still 9 people. What if I move two tables together I suggested? No! It cannot be done, besides I'd still have to bill you 2 seperate bills as we do not cater for more than 8 people at a table. After cajoling and begging for 15 minutes we walked out. Had the owner explained this issue to us the night before I would have been fine and just booked somewhere else, but this was sheer rudeness by the waitress.
Great coffee, nice in a formal sort of way!
Simply one of the better institutions in Melbourne! Step through these doors and you step straight into a bistro in the middle of europe. Coffee is great - RomCaffe I think, imported straight from Italy...nice and fresh. Must try the Eggs Benedict, they are great on any morning ...better on a Sunday! Peti