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522 Riversdale Road,
Camberwell VIC

Unlicensed Cafe/Family Style Establishments
Cafe with a Vietnamese Influence
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Checkered Hill Cafe Overview

Just a few quick steps away from Camberwell Junction sits Checkered Hill Café, a cosy establishment with a Vietnamese inspired menu. Though tucked into the hustle and bustle on Riversdale Road, Checkered Hill Café provides a naturalistic interior to break through city surrounds with strings of vines dropping from the ceiling to creep down beside tables and white walls lined with a perimeter of vibrant green grass. Cosy up for a meal inside with a Segafredo Coffee in hand and choose between Mod Oz breakfasts like smashed peas with goat’s feta on sourdough toast or Vietnamese street food with a twist, crafted from inherited family recipes. Snack on rice paper rolls filled with grilled lemongrass chicken before warming up with a steaming bowl of thin sliced beef Pho with spring onions.

Checkered Hill Cafe Menu Sample

Grilled chicken with vermicelli. Vietnamese beef noodle soup.


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Checkered Hill Café is a family-owned business, located in the Camberwell Shopping Precinct.

Checkered Hill was founded by second generation Vietnamese Australians, whose parents migrated to Melbourne, Australia during the Vietnam War.

This establishment offers traditional Vietnamese street food and innovative Asian fusion dishes, yet staying strong to their values of keeping the consistent flavours of authentic Vietnamese herbs and spices.

The recipes used for seasoning are as authentic as they come—passed down from generations within the Dang family.

These recipes are also being used at Checkered Hill's sister restaurant, Hai Lua, located in one of Vietnam's major tourist attractions known as Ben Thanh Market (Ho Chi Minh City).

Checkered Hill offers dishes such as Vietnamese beef/chicken noodle soup (Pho Bo/Pho Ga), Vermicelli dishes with a selection of different toppings—such as grilled pork/grilled chicken/springrolls (Bun thit nuong/Bun thit ga nuong/Bun cha gio).

Checkered Hill takes into consideration the vegetarian/vegan/gluten-intolerant dietary requirements and offers customised dishes to cater to their customers' needs.

Vegan and gluten-free dishes include tofu with vermicelli and tofu rice paper rolls. Other dishes consist of vegan mock-meats (made out of soy products), such as vegan lemongrass chicken/vegan duck—which is either served with rice and salad or in a Vietnamese baguette (Banh Mi).

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Checkered Hill Cafe Features & Facilities

Seats: 39

  • Air Conditioning
  • Functions
  • Alfresco dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Takeaway
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Wireless Internet
  • Child Friendly
  • Home Delivery
  • Pet friendly
  • Vegan Options
  • Catering
  • Loyalty card

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • EftPos