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Short Black Cafe.

761/767 Burke Road, 3124 Camberwell (VIC)See map

Average price $35

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  • Average price $35
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Arancini (v)
Italian crumbed rice & cheese bal
Brushcetta (v)
Fresh tomato, basil, red onion served on crusty bread
Rock melon prosciutto
Layered prosciutto served w crumbed fiash fried camembert cheese
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 299 reviews
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Quality of food :8.6/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Dominique M.
    Dominique M.
    • 2 reviews

    A delicious menu, attentive service and delightful atmosphere. Serves were well proportioned without being excessive. The food was both tasty and satisfying.

  2. Trish  S.
    Trish S.
    • 7 reviews

    We had the sharing platter for entree, which was very good. Mains were fresh and tasty. Service was very efficient and fast. The restaurant is very roomy and parking out the back very handy.

  3. Che W.
    Che W.
    • 4 reviews

    The steak was well done while we ordered it medium rare, but the sauce is really nice. Risotto was very nice cooked. Staffs attitude is great!

  4. Mandy H.
    Mandy H.
    • 6 reviews

    this cafe service was good, the staff are friendly, my crab spaghetti just too soft, the lamb was good, the servings are generous, we will be back.

  5. Mun Yee S.
    Mun Yee S.
    • 2 reviews

    Superbly delicious food, nice and comfortable environment/atmosphere. We were especially impressed by the 60 degrees lamb rump and the chicken Parma. Also loved the crab spaghetti and arancini. A very delightful dinner and highly recommended.

  6. Monica H.
    Monica H.
    • one review

    Food was quite acceptable, nice flavours in the steak, but the lamb was overdone for medium rare. Kids meal pizza great, but calamari tiny for a 5 year old. The most dissapointing part was that the waitress allowed me to mull over the wine list only to be told that they only had 3 selections available. Basically a house white, red and sparkling. Also did not have the beer my husband chose from that menu.

  7. Robert W.
    Robert W.
    • 3 reviews

    We are regulars and the fod and service is always good. Raj the manager provides great service.

  8. Peter S.
    Peter S.
    • one review

    While the food was in general acceptable, the service was not. We were served the main course before we had anywhere near finished the entree, so that by the time we ate the mains, they were luke-warm. We also had to remind the manager to serve a glass of wine we had ordered some time before; the restaurant was not full and the waiter who took our order was collecting plates instead.

  9. Elaine W.
    Elaine W.
    • 5 reviews

    Serving size was quite decent in size but the food not so much. I had the spaghetti pescatore and there was no taste. The pasta just tasted like boiled spaghetti. My husband had the crab spaghetti and that was quite tasty. My younger son had the spaghetti carbonara and that tasted quite nice. My second son didn't like the taste of the lasagne and when it came out it wasn't that hot. My older son had the cannelloni spinach & ricotta and the pasta around it was quite dry.

  10. Radha R.
    Radha R.
    • 7 reviews

    Great location, wonderful ambience and decor, nice service and the food was presented well and tasted awesome. Will go again definitely.

  11. Dennis L.
    Dennis L.
    • 4 reviews

    Food was acceptable. I was hoping for great coffee but came away disappointed for a place that calls itself "Short Black Café". Lamb rump was the outstanding dish for the night.

  12. James B.
    James B.
    • 7 reviews

    We just had lunch here with thefork discount and had no issue at all. The pasta, pizza, gnocchi and burger are all good quality. Will come back for sure.

  13. Melanie L.
    Melanie L.
    • 6 reviews

    Service was good and layout of the restaurant was nice. But the food didn’t seem quite there. The banana bread seemed more like banana cake slathered in Nutella. Berry compote was also missing. Partner ordered the big breakfast, poached egg was slightly over cooked. Ice chocolate was a bit too milky. Overall food presentation was not great. With a little bit of work on the food the restaurant could be great. It’s in a lovely location.

  14. Dino C.
    Dino C.
    • 5 reviews

    Nice meal enjoyed with the family. Wonderful Paul who looked after us all night and made us feel very welcome. Look forward to our next visit soon

  15. Robert W.
    Robert W.
    • 3 reviews

    Great Food. A special mention to Raj the manager who was provided great service as well.

  16. Eva Q.
    Eva Q.
    • one review

    Lovely place with calm atmosphere. We were surprised how big the lamb came out. Meals very good and my husband and I enjoyed it. We booked on the Fork, and with the discount so could tip more.

  17. Kinga H.
    Kinga H.
    • 6 reviews

    Not too many people know that this place is open for dinner and serve quality meals! Fast service and tasty food. Prices are like at fine dining, but you won’t be disappointed.

  18. TERRY Y.
    TERRY Y.
    • 45 reviews

    This resturant always offers great food at reasonable prices as well as reasonably priced wine.good atmosphere and serves food all day so an early meal before the movies is great

  19. Catherine  T.
    Catherine T.
    • 14 reviews

    Pork belly, fish of the day & porterhouse steak are good. Forcascia pizza is so so.

  20. Anil D.
    Anil D.
    • 3 reviews

    Good ambience, nice presentation of food, Milk shakes has less taste of flavours but quantity was huge.

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How to get to the restaurant

761/767 Burke Road, 3124, Camberwell (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Camberwell, Melbourne East

About the restaurant

A cafe for all hours of the day

With a passionate and ever-inventive chef, and baristas who are always in pursuit of excellence, it’s no wonder that Short Black Cafe is one of Camberwell’s most-loved quality cafes and restaurants. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner this is a destination for all foodies, at any time of day. Specialising in authentic Italian cuisine, there’s no need to travel to Italy for an expertly cooked wood-fired pizza or a pasta made from 19th century recipes out of Abruzzo. You can get these dishes, and more, without leaving Burke Road. With great coffee, and food to match, keep Short Black Cafe front of mind for an excellent feed.

Best dish: mini chorizo croquettes


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