(Melbourne) Bunyip Cafe


Bunyip Cafe is one of the numerous cafes lined up along Coventry Street, and located right across from the South Melbourne Market. The area bustles with people on both weekdays and weekends, and is a popular destination for breakfast and brunch. The food and coffee at Bunyip Cafe are quite good, but I’m not exactly wow-ed since I can find better brunch food elsewhere. The portion of the food is pretty small compared to the price you have to pay, but it’s one of the places where you can be guaranteed to get decent food. The atmosphere here is pretty peaceful and quiet, although it may be crowded especially during weekend mornings.

 – General Review –

  •  Service: 7.6/10

Service was pretty decent, and staff were quite helpful and friendly, although one of the orders was forgotten.

  • Servicescape: 7.8/10

The cafe is quite small and cozy. Feels pretty homey as well, and there are also outdoor seats available under the shade. A nice place to chat with people and hang around for a bit (as long as it’s not too crowded).

  • Non-smoking area: Seats are mostly indoors, but there are outdoor seats as well.
  • Vegetarian dishes: Yes, quite a number of vegetarian dishes available, including Veggie Burger and Fruit Toast.
  • Price range: $$ (AU$10 – $19 for most main dishes.)

Overall Rating: 7.9/10

 – Food Experience –

1) Hot Chocolate, Mocha & Cappuccino:

The Hot Chocolate was sweet (a thumbs up for people with a sweet tooth, like me), and it was served with a piece of sweet marshmallow as well. The Mocha had a strong coffee taste, but lacked on the chocolate. The Cappuccino was overall pretty decent.

Clockwise from top left: Cappuccino ($3.50), Mocha ($3.50), Hot Chocolate ($4)

Clockwise from top left: Cappuccino ($3.50), Mocha ($3.50), Hot Chocolate ($4)

2) Spanish Eggs:

I really enjoyed the Spanish Eggs – it was so good! The eggs were nice and the yolks still a little runny, the sauce was pretty sour and savory, and the chorizo were diced into small pieces and easy to eat. Loved it.

Spanish Eggs ($17)

Spanish Eggs ($17)

3) Kick Start Brekkie:

Kick Start Brekkie is also one of my favorites here, and I really liked how the scrambled eggs weren’t at all dry . The sausages were a little salty, but savory nonetheless, and the mushrooms were sauteed well. The hash browns weren’t too oily but still had a nice crisp to them.

Kick Start Brekkie ($19)

Kick Start Brekkie ($19)

4) Eggs Benedict:

I’ve tried the Eggs Benedict and the Eggs Atlantic ($19), which is pretty much similar to the Benedict  except with smoked salmon. Both were really good too – the ham and smoked salmon were great, and the hollandaise sauce was amazing. The eggs were poached really well, although I thought the portion of the dish was too small relative to the price (same goes to all the dishes actually).

Eggs Benedict ($16)

Eggs Benedict ($16)

Location: 313 Coventry Street, South Melbourne – VIC, Australia (3205)

Contact number: +61 411 968 650

Operating hours: Mon – Tues: Closed

Wed – Sun: 8am-4pm

Posted by: V

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