Best Known For
Pescatore Linguine: calamari, scallops, fish, prawns, garlic, chilli and linguine, in Napoli sauce.
Modern European fusion fare is on the menu at The Food Republic Café on Blackburn Road in Blackburn. Melbourne foodies are drawn to this spacious café, where a large alfresco area with market umbrellas provides an ideal spot to linger over a coffee of choice, while the kids run around on the grass. Indoors a full glass frontage lets in an abundance of natural light, a green mosaic tiled counter and trailing greenery set a relaxed vibe, as diners ponder breaky tempters like pulled pork Benedict - poached eggs, bacon, sriracha Hollandaise and crisp apple on sourdough toast. Drop by later to chow down on a jalapeno beef burger, with cheese, tomato, lettuce, tomato sauce and American mustard; or twirl your fork around pasta plates of penne with prawns, Napoli, wild rocket, lemon and feta.
A few words from The Food Republic Cafe
The Food Republic is a premier establishment in the Eastern suburbs, setting a new benchmark for excellence.
Established to respond to the market that appreciates top quality food and service, this café is sophisticated and considered in every detail.
The Food Republic opens for breakfast 7 days a week with a list of beautifully cooked traditional favourites, as well as some creative new versions to keep you coming back time and time again.
Able to accommodate large group bookings as well as intimate tables for two, there are many options for comfort in the padded wall seating or booths. If it's alfresco dining you appreciate, then there are expansive outdoor options, including picnic tables under the tress, Paris style tables for two or semi-enclosed outdoor spaces for cooler nights.
We're simply a must try - another feather in Melbourne's café culture cap.
28-30 Blackburn Road, Blackburn 3130 VIC - See Map
Seats: 160 Chef: Jason Vesnaver