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About Cafe Florentine

Serving modern Australian cuisine with attitude, Cafe Florentine is a legendary restaurant situated in the heart of Brighton. Utilising sustainable produce whenever possible and making sure that each and every dish is made with the very freshest ingredients, Cafe Florentine has been a legend in Brighton since its establishment in 1989. Found on Church Street, this popular restaurant just outside of Melbourne is worth trekking out to.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 7:30 am
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm


Cafe Florentine
22-24 Church Street, Brighton
Melbourne 3186

Menu Highlights



Pulled Pork Slider

with Asian slaw, spicy bbq sauce and coriander

Cured Ocean Trout

with sweet corn fritters and avocado

Charcuterie Board

Wagyu bresaola, wagyu salami, jamon & chicken and pistachio terrine



with Nutella cream, crushed honeycomb & maple syrup

Spanish Baked Eggs

Poached eggs served with house-made slow cooked baked beans with pork belly, capsicum, tomato


Brunch Bagel

chicken & dill mayo, melted cheese & rocket

House-Made Three Cheese Gnocchi


Veal Schnitzel

with sautéed mushrooms, red pepper relish & friend sage


Pork Belly

with an apple and fennel salad, apple aioli and cider jus

Fresh Fusilli

with a rich goat shoulder and vegetable ragu


with coriander, mint, rocket and rustic guacamole salad


Tiramisu with Chocolate Chips, Mascarpone & Espresso


Brûlée with Pomegranate Granita and Fresh Passionfruit


Warm Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate Sorbet


More about Cafe Florentine, Brighton

A comfortable cafe by day and a sleek restaurant by night, Cafe Florentine is raising the bar for modern Australian cuisine in Melbourne. An institution on Brighton’s Church Street, Cafe Florentine offers diners an out-of-the-ordinary dining experience that’s unlike anything else in the city. Head chef James Adams is a master in the kitchen, and settles for nothing less than excellence – chances are, you’ll see him buzzing around the dining room conversing with guests and taking feedback on his creations.

The menu at Cafe Florentine is lengthy and full of gourmet options. For lunch, we recommend the asparagus puff pastry tart, the duck liver parfait, the braised lamb shoulder or the house-made three cheese gnocchi. At dinnertime, you can’t go wrong with the charcuterie board or the mussels in basil butter sauce before diving into mains such as the pork belly, the 250g Black Angus eye fillet, the veal schnitzel or the ravioli filled with creamy pumpkin and ricotta. Cafe Florentine’s desserts are amazing – make sure to sample the tiramisu with chocolate chips, mascarpone & espresso for a sweet finish to your meal at this Brighton favourite, just outside of Melbourne proper.

29 Cafe Florentine Reviews

29 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Good value
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Carolyn B.a year ago · 1 review

Great service and lovely friendly staff delicious food and the restaurant had a lovely warm feel about it. Highly recommend you to eat here and enjoy the warm atmosphere.

Karen R.a year ago · 1 review

Service was excellent & food was fantastic. would definitely go back. just need to remember to order sides next time. all the staff are very friendly & helpful.

Michelle T.2 years ago · 2 reviews

The Lamb shank and the Roasted Chicken Breast were to die for :) The list of wines quite good. We wanted to have desert as well, but there was no more room :)

Louise M.2 years ago · 3 reviews

Our family enjoyed the delicious food and the excellent service. We love Café Florentine's cosy atmosphere and professional staff. We're looking forward to our next dining experience.

Judith M.a year ago · 1 review

Really enjoyed breakfast on Mother's Day. Lots of people and really tasty well cooked options. Good welcome and pleasantly warm inside and out. Would certainly recommend Cafe Florentine.

Scott P.2 years ago · 1 review

Family friendly cafe with caring and attentive staff. Our sons, 2 and 4 years, love the meat balls while we usually order something from the specials board. Florentine also have a good selection of wines by the glass.

Peter M.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Very relaxed dining. Enjoyable meal of a high standard. Not exorbitant cost-wise. A party of six, nicely accommodated in an alcove so we did not have to struggle to hear conversation. The rest of the restaurant did not seem noisy in any case.

Warren M.a year ago · 1 review

An enjoyable dinner without being exceptional. Staff were attentive although further training could be good, particularly in knowledge of wines, but also knowledge of what is actually on the plate. Staff tastings might help. Again, a pleasant evening at a reasonable cost.

Kassy L.2 years ago · 1 review

Service was good. Wine was nice also. The eye fillet special with a chilli jam/relish was lovely my only criticism would be a side of mash with those delicious mushrooms would've been great!! The meringue was delicious for dessert but need a bit more mango with the dessert

Robert M.2 years ago · 1 review

Excellent food and great service. We were well looked after and staff were very friendly and food was delicious. Wonderful time was had and look forward to next visit.