Recommended Near Charcoal Lane

Arcadia Cafe

Arcadia Cafe

Modern Australian   $$$$$

Fitzroy    0km

Best Known For

Main - Roasted emu fan fillet parsnip + eucalyptus infused timbale, Davidson plum reduction, chargrilled asparagus Cocktail - Cucumber Kunzea Gimlet

Location & Map

136 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Tue  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Wed  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  Closed

Groups & Functions

Private dining room, outdoor heated under cover Courtyard and full restaurant space available for functions

  • Up to 110 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (6)


Absolutely amazing!!
Great flavours, friendly staff and very inviting environment.native flavours and lots of creativety!!


Good food and service in an innovative atmosphere We went here on the advice of a friend who dined with us. The menu (in fact, the whole restaurant) is based on native Australian fare and the food is delicious. We only had mains but they were superb. We can definitely recommend the oven-baked duck breast, which comes with pistachio sausage, a very innovative wattleseed crumbed potato that's dressed up to look like a little apple, pear and plum compote and a delightful sauce. As well, the twice-cooked lamb shoulder with saffron pink peppercorn mash and orange jus was wonderful. The pan seared emu fillet with beetroot and lemon myrtle risotto and shallot salad was also well received. Presentation of the food was very appealing and service was generally good. This is a "training restaurant" for indigenous Australians and, in our opinion, it works well (of course, there's lots of senior staff on at any given time). The decor is filled with aboriginal art to complete the experience. Prices are on par with other restaurants that serve this quality food (mid-thirty dollars for mains), although the entrées are a bit pricey in the high teens. Would definitely recommend trying it.


Absolutely beautiful food, fantastic service and a gorgeous venue. Well worth a night out for, easily 10x better than any food I've had in the last 12 months.


Amazing food and friendly staff to go with it.



Recommend this to any visitors from out of town - especially overseas. A unique experience, beautiful interior, smiling staff & fantastic food.