Dymocks Melbourne Cafe

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 3 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Situated within Dymocks Collins Street bookshop. Varied menu range, food is labeled. Has vegan patties, vegan Funky Pies, vegan cupcakes, salads. Decor is open-plan with formica tables and wooden chairs, some padded seating. Small upstairs landing/alcove with couch away from main seating area. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Take-out, Australian, Non-veg
Lower Ground, 234 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm

  • Cash only


First Review by Tiggy
  • vegan

Great pies and bit of quiet time

Posted on 11 / 04 / 2015

This is my go-to place in the City if I feel like a pie, or if I feel like sitting down with a good book. I BYO book, but this cafe is in a bookshop, downstairs. It's usually quite busy, but I've always found a seat.

The staff are friendly, and helpful. They do prefer cash.

There are of course pies, a number of which to chose from. I always have mine (usually a thai chicken) with salad. There are also other vegan options, and sweets. I spotted a caramel slice there the other day!

Coffee is good. Prices are average for the CBD.

Pros: Plenty of choice
Cons: Sometimes crowded
  • vegan


Posted on 05 / 07 / 2014

I went on a Thursday just after the fresh cupcakes were delivered so got my pick of 5 different vegan cupcakes. I had peanut butter which was delicious.

There were a few savoury vegan choices that looked good too, like pies.

Pros: Location, Friendly
Cons: No Wireless
  • vegan

Great place for lunch in the CBD

Posted on 08 / 21 / 2013

My partner told me about this place a while ago and now it's become a go-to place if we're in the CBD during the day. I'll pretty much always order a Funky Pie (the best vegan pies on the market) and salad, although they have other vegan options. It's not a great looking place, but it's right in the middle of a bookshop. I'll keep coming back.

Pros: Clearly identified vegan options, Staff understand vegan, Funky Pies
Cons: Unimpressive seating and surroundings, Coffee is not fair trade


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Last updated: 2013/08/21


Added: 2013/08/20


Added by: Tiggy