About Sketches Cafe Bar Restaurant

No matter if it is for a casual lunch or an intimate evening meal, Sketches Cafe on Burwood Highway is the ideal location, serving up modern Australian and international cuisine in a stylish setting, and boasting an al fresco dining area. From delicious brunch offerings like the Moroccan breakfast tagine (beans, lentils, tomatoes, sultanas, spinach, spices, and herbs baked with cheese and poached eggs and served with sourdough toast) to array of meat and seafood dishes, there is something to suit all tastes and occasions on the menu. We recommend the crispy skin twelve hour slow-roasted pork belly served with charred cabbage, cauliflower puree, stone fruit fluid gel and port reduction. Whether its for a spot of fine dining or a relaxed lunch, Sketches Cafe Bar Restaurant is a favourite among the foodies of Melbourne’s Burwood. Book ahead to avoid disappointment!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 10:30 am
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Sketches Cafe Bar Restaurant
273 Burwood Highway, Burwood
Melbourne 3125

Menu Highlights



Three Tasmanian Oysters

Freshly shucked to order, served natural with raspberry vinegarette and diced shallot

Mushroom, Feta & Spinach Croquettes

With pineapple onion jam, mix leaves, aioli

Moroccan Lamb Ribs, Orange Carrot Salad



Seafood and Chicken Paella

A Spanish rice dish with chicken, onion, red pepper, peas, safron, and a variety of seafood, minimum order of two people required

Pan Roasted Half Spatchcock

Pumpkin risotto, topped with salad of roquette, tomato, and red bell pepper, parmesan crisps, balsamic reduction

Eye Fillet Steak

Served medium rare, root vegetables, charred onion, seasonal greens, red wine jus, mustard cream


Slice of Lemon Meringue Pie



Short black, vanilla ice cream, with a shot of frangelico or galliano

Rose Water Brulee


13 Sketches Cafe Bar Restaurant Reviews

13 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Michael B.2 months ago · 14 reviews

It's always a delight to eat at Sketches. The service is fast and friendly, the meals are delicious, the coffee is excellent and there's something for everyone on the menu.

Carmel O.4 months ago · 1 review

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food. We were a party of six and all very happy with our meals. Diverse menu, but different from what you would cook at home. Fabulous spanakopita.

Judith H.8 months ago · 1 review

What a great little cafe with a warm atmosphere. Great service and great food . Staff very helpful and made sure our order was taken with efficiency

Kate W.10 months ago · 1 review

Great food - open smoked salmon sandwich was fresh and flavourful. Service was friendly and efficient. Only small negative was that the cafe was very noisy and it was hard to be heard without speaking very loudly. Otherwise, a very good experience. Thank you.

Barry M.a year ago · 2 reviews

Always great food and service. It can be somewhat noisy at times, because of it's small size, but we always have a very good time there. I can recommend Sketches to anybody looking for a small, comfy restaurant with simply good food, service, and ambience.

Sandy T.2 months ago · 1 review

Lovely atmosphere, small and cosy, excellent service and good food,interesting food choices, fine dining at dinner. Lunch menu looks inviting, will have to do lunch sometime on a nice day and sit in courtyard. Vegetarians and small children catered for.

Tricia L.a year ago · 1 review

Interesting menu. With 5 of us, We tried 3 different meals and they were all delicious. Service was good and we appreciated being able to pay with two different credit cards when we advised the amount on each.

John S.7 months ago · 2 reviews

Lovely restaurant with hospitable staff. Food was so good and delicious. We all had a good time. It would have been good to have a dessert that didn't have wheat or milk products available though.

Barry M.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Always a good ambience, friendly staff who do try to make a difference to your experience. The food, as always, tasty and one has a good feeling about the restaurant. It brings one back.

Chris K.a year ago · 1 review

Wonderful & warm atmosphere, waiter and owner were very polite and friendly. Food was very well presented and delicious, love the table clothes and napkins.