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Au79, Abbotsford, AU-VIC

Au79

4.7
4.7
94 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
AU79, a new contemporary space that has been transformed from a former mechanics warehouse into an exciting and impressive Melbourne cafe, sitting within the eclectic suburb of Abbotsford and incorporating a coffee roastery, cafe, bakery and patisserie, offering a unique event space and experience with fantastic food, drinks and atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Café, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Monday to Friday 7am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday 8am - 3pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9429 0138

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Au79 can accommodate up to 80 guests for seated events during the cafe's operation hours, which is inclusive of a dance area and/or stage. Or 150 guests for cocktail events down the back in a private area. <br> * The whole venue can also accomodate 200+ guests for cocktail events at night.<br> For the exclusive use of Au79 a venue hire fee is applicable.<br> <br> This is inclusive of:<br> - 2 hour bump-in and out prior to start of event and post conclusion time<br> - Bose Sound System with 6 stereo speakers and 2 microphones.<br> - Fully functional bar area<br> - Lounge booths<br>

  • Neighborhood

    Abbotsford

  • Parking details

    On site 4 hours complimentary parking available during weekday business hour, unlimited parking available after 6pm and weekends, plus underground parking available before 10:30pm next door.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

What 94 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Ambiance

  • Melbourne

    Great for Brunch

  • Melbourne

    Kid Friendly

  • Melbourne

    Great for Lunch

  • Inner City North

    Best Ambiance

  • Inner City North

    Great for Brunch

  • Inner City North

    Kid Friendly

  • Inner City North

    Great for Lunch

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  1. JC

    JoanneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Menu is extensive, I could have ordered anything. Generous portions. Dining space is light filled and very comfortable. Some wait staff need more training to match the quality of the establishment they work in.
  2. RO

    RobO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented tasty food,efficient staff and a beautiful room- this is my go to for group bookings
  3. HO

    HelenO

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great place but don’t understand the surcharge on sundays. Why is sundays different to any other day? Portions moderate, atmosphere very nice. Had to pay a surcharge on food then wanted to buy 1 kg of coffee and wanted a surcharge on that too. Think it’s a little unfair. Probably would not go there on a Sunday again.
  4. s

    suzannep

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow - what a cafe!! Great food, coffee, ambience and service! I cannot speak highly enough of the service we received when we dined here. Planned on going here for a birthday Brunch and when the staff found out they moved us to a private booth and even brought out a suprise complimentary birthday cake with a candle on it!
  5. MS

    MiaS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance. Staff was great. Very accommodating.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food at AU79 is always fantastic!
  7. MT

    MariaT

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venue is absolitely gorgeous. Service was fantastic and the food was outstanding. Honestly it's the best café I've been in months.
  8. CP

    CassandraP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and came out quick, which is perfect for a work lunch. Venue is spacious and pretty.
  9. JA

    JoannaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible and the coffee was perfect. It's such a beautiful cafe and the staff were great!
  10. L

    Lily

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were seated right at the back of the restaurant near the private event space, and the coffees were cold by the time they got around to us.
  11. T

    Teenz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and coffee, nice presentation and spacious enough to feel safe during these times. Also thanks that every staff wore a mask. Loved the ambience and decor. Will definitely visit again.
  12. TO

    TrishO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had brunch here with 3 friends. We loved it from the get go. Very friendly, attentive service. The decor and atmosphere were beautiful, the plants creating a jungle vibe! We all raved about our food and the coffee was perfect. Will definitely be back
  13. YP

    YP22

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere, decor and food! The staff were amazing and very attentive! Would come back for the mango waffles!
  14. E

    Eliza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and wonderful food. Staff were very friendly and the vibe was nice and chill on a Sunday morning
  15. NH

    NicoleH

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great, open space.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was okay. Ambience & service was really good
  17. EM

    EmmaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place with great coffee and food - such a lively fresh vibe
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We were having our end of year work celebration. Our server (LJ) was excellent and obliged with taking a great group photo .
  19. DG

    DylanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was Fantastic and the atmosphere is amazing, the staff are friendly and helpful.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place is so beautiful and the food jams amazing. I’m not too sure about the service and some of the staff’s attitude isn’t that great but overall is great
  21. MW

    MelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous find! We loved our breakfasts - perfect spot for a catch up.
  22. K

    Kendra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We ordered both the fresh apple and orange juice and they were absolutely fantastic. The coffee was delicious too. I had a macchiato and an Almond milk latte. The food was fantastic too. I ordered the 63 degree eggs and they were very flavoursome. My husband ordered the big breakfast and it was great too.
  23. j

    jimjam

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good- but wasn't anything special, service was a bit hit and miss. Friends order was slightly wrong, but it was rectified. The space was gorgeous though, would be great to host events.
  24. K

    Kiki

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Great place for coffee. The food, however, was a disappointment. Nothing special and very overpriced. One piece of waffle ( which didn't even taste housemade, it was exactly like a store-bought shelf waffle) with a bit of ice cream was $24! All other dishes we ordered were the same - stingy portions, lacking flavour and overpriced.
  25. d

    diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome service.
  26. MP

    MarkP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very happy with the overall experience of this Restaurant. We would absolutely eat there again.
  27. FF

    FoodFiendMelbourne

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding customer service & delish food! I had the chilli calamari salad and it was the best salad I’ve had in ages!
  28. NI

    NITS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and delicious food.will come back again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Atmosphere was great. Service was very delayed in regards to the pairing of drinks. We’d often be halfway through the meal when the wine would arrive. There was always an apology but it happened with almost every course. The wines were delicious though. One of us was pregnant and felt as though the modifications were good, although they did feel like an afterthought which was disappointing. The dessert was fabulous and ended the meal well. And the lemon tart touch with candles for the birthday celebration was much appreciated.
  30. B

    Billie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect veggie breakfasts and coffee
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, well worth it to host a large group with diverse food options. We'll be back!
  32. W

    Will

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The menu has changed and it is no longer creative or that exciting. Has the chef changed? Everything looked like it was easy to make in mass quantities. Definitely a big change from what I had come to expect from my previous two experiences. Coffee was still amazing quality and service was great. Still have yet to try the counter food but looked super tasty. We also tried the peanut butter smoothly which was A+
  33. B

    Billie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect Mother’s Day experience
  34. CC

    CherylC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really tasty but the stand out was the excellent service.
  35. N

    Nicole

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    v good service, beautiful restaurant and good food
  36. SY

    StevenY

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambience! Good food!had a good time Highly recommend!
  37. M

    Mira

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Orders and food were forgotten, unapologetic staff.
  38. M

    Mandee

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food fabulous with great choices, coffee excellent. Donuts came in fresh when we arrived and were gone when we left 90minutes later. Staff very pleasant and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch catch up
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Food was sub par (big brekkie was bland and burger was too salty) for the price and customer service was lacking despite the cafe being amazingly decorated. Not likely to visit again for dining, maybe just coffee.
  40. SF

    SimoneF

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, really friendly service in a gorgeous setting.

FAQs

Au79 is rated 4.7 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Au79

27-29 Nicholson St, Abbotsford, AU-VIC 3067

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Abbotsford

  • Hours of operation

    Monday to Friday 7am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday 8am - 3pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Café, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On site 4 hours complimentary parking available during weekday business hour, unlimited parking available after 6pm and weekends, plus underground parking available before 10:30pm next door.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

  • Phone number

    (03) 9429 0138

  • Catering

    Au79 can accommodate up to 80 guests for seated events during the cafe's operation hours, which is inclusive of a dance area and/or stage. Or 150 guests for cocktail events down the back in a private area. <br> * The whole venue can also accomodate 200+ guests for cocktail events at night.<br> For the exclusive use of Au79 a venue hire fee is applicable.<br> <br> This is inclusive of:<br> - 2 hour bump-in and out prior to start of event and post conclusion time<br> - Bose Sound System with 6 stereo speakers and 2 microphones.<br> - Fully functional bar area<br> - Lounge booths<br>

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