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1c Shakespeare Grove,
St Kilda VIC

Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Asian & Indian

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A long standing local St Kilda Business. Great for a quick bite or take away. Fragrant curries of mammoth proportions.(Best shared) Healthy stirfrys and delicious homemade chicken dim sims. Great value and very casual

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Bala's Cafe Overview

For quick, sumptuous fare that doesn’t hurt the hip pocket, take to Bala’s Café in St Kilda. Cosily set, this well loved local has been the venue of choice for many Melbourne city dwellers eager to chow down on tasty Indian and Thai dishes at reasonable prices. The vibrant menu showcases a selection of classic South East Asian salads, stir fries, curries and noodles, loved by locals and visitors alike. Bala’s pad Thai tossed with seasonal veggies, egg and crushed peanuts in a mild tamarind curry sauce, is just one of the favourites on offer, as is the Thai massaman beef curry cooked with coconut milk, chillies, shallots, garlic and potatoes. Don’t forget to also order some Indian samosas to share, while for those who don’t feel like cooking, choose from a packed menu of takeaway options.

Best Known For

Thai Green Chicken Curry: cooked in a coconut curry sauce with Thai basil and vegetables.

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Opening Hours

Mon11:00 - 21:30
Mon22:00 - 22:00
Tues11:00 - 21:30
Tues22:00 - 22:00
Wed11:00 - 22:00
Thur11:00 - 21:30
Thur22:00 - 22:00
Fri11:00 - 21:30
Fri22:00 - 22:00
Sat11:00 - 21:30
Sat22:00 - 22:00
Sun11:00 - 21:30
Sun22:00 - 22:00

Features & Facilities

Seats: 32

  • Fully Licensed
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Takeaway
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Wireless Internet
  • Child Friendly
  • Catering
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • EftPos