Best Known For

Lamb Madras: diced lamb, cooked with mustard seeds, chilli and coconut.

About Bala's Cafe

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 black bean beef stir fry, tossed with Asian greens and seasonal vegetables in a mild Thai sauce, is just one of the favourites on offer; as is lamb Saagwala – tender lamb cubes cooked with fresh spices and a puree of English spinach. 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.


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Location & Map

1C Shakespeare Grove, St Kilda 3182 VIC - See Map

More From Bala's Cafe

Prig Pow Duck - Chef Recipe by Anuj Tyagi

Crispy sliced duck with wok fried vegetables and an oyster, chilli and tomato sauce.


Opening Hours

Mon  11:00:AM - 9:30:PM
Tue  11:00:AM - 9:30:PM
Wed  11:00:AM - 9:30:PM
Thu  11:00:AM - 9:30:PM
Fri  11:00:AM - 9:30:PM
Sat  11:00:AM - 9:30:PM
Sun  11:00:AM - 9:30:PM

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Member Reviews (1)


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