Quality cafe dining doesn’t get much better than this in Melbourne’s CBD. Elegant yet unpretentious, Little Billy serves up exquisite food – with an emphasis on healthy eating and carefully sourced ingredients – to go along with top-shelf coffee, an impressive wine list, craft beers and other drinks. The Billy Group of eateries is well regarded around Melbourne for their innovative cuisine and this William Street iteration is no exception, so be sure to book a table in advance if you’re hoping to taste what modern Australian cafe fare can be at its best.
When you sit down to a dish at Little Billy, you get the feeling you’re eating somewhere that thinks a bit outside the box. The names are familiar – Thai beef salad, cheeseburger, open lamb souvlaki, steak sandwich and the like – but there are a few hints that this suave cafe on William Street in Melbourne’s CBD take standard cafe menus not as a guide but as an invitation to create and innovate. At Little Billy, the starkest point of difference from other Melbourne cafes is the ingredients – a dedication to paddock-to-table eating sees some of the brightest, freshest, most flavoursome and healthy local produce appearing on the plate.
Still, anybody in Melbourne can throw a bunch of quality ingredients on a plate, but Little Billy even do this part with style. The presentation is superb, and with the sleek interior design and refined atmosphere of this William Street space Little Billy could just as well suit an important business lunch in the CBD as it could a casual cafe brunch. Besides choosing what to eat from among the slew of photo-worthy and mouthwatering options, the hardest thing about Little Billy is catching them at a quiet time, so reservations are strongly advised at all times.
Great food, great service & great atmosphere! Would recommend for friendly & relaxed catch up, or a casual meeting with colleagues. Would definitely go back.
Meals were great, always prompt service. The only major feedback I would give is to put some noise insulation on the roof, as the restaurant can get very loud - hampering the social/catch up vibe you would hope for going for lunch with your colleagues.
Food and service always of a high quality. Regularly eat lunch here and the Monday to Wednesday $20 lunch special with a drink is great value