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Manchester Unity Building 220 Collins St | Ground Floor, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
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Jan 22, 2018
“Great unique cafe.”
Oct 3, 2017
“Worth Finding”
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Manchester Unity Building 220 Collins St | Ground Floor, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Great coffee from hole in the wall friendly barista with limited bench seating opposite. A couple of food items available. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a very cool cafe. A must visit, friendly staff, good coffee and awsome location. Coffee 8/10, service 8/10..i will be back.

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The coffee at Switchboard is excellent. It is hidden away but has a great atmosphere. Service is prompt and with a smile.

Thank Ted G
Reviewed 10 April 2017

On a recommendation, we recently tried Switchboard, a cleverly converted former switchbox in the Manchester Unity Building. It is well worth finding. Great coffee, good range of food, friendly staff and a great renovation.

Thank Ted G
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

What a gem. Good coffee. Very friendly staff. A quirky little place to sit in opposite the hole in the wall cafe. A must experience.

Thank rjbro
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I hate to even post about this place because it is so small and hidden but it really was memorable. I was walking around the city centre and smelled coffee and followed the scent. This was in 2008, before they had a phone number (!!!)...More

Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Location: Switchboard is a quaint and charming coffee shop located within the Manchester Unity Building. The building alone is an attractive structure with vintage appeal. You will be oblivious to Switchboard unless you know of the cafe or you are intentionally pursuing its discovery. We...More

Thank bankr0bber
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I did not know this very quaint spot existed until I did a walking tour of the city. I had an opportunity to call in ( weekday ) and try the coffee. It was worth the stop, coffee was great. Sitting in the little room...More

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Was recommended to patronise this place and it was an interesting find! Very unique experience, especially the customers 'glass box' whereby customers walk in a 14 by 4 glass 'room' and make themselves comfortable on chairs whilst they nibble on a bit of cake and...More

Thank Derrick8
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

A tiny cafe located in the Manchester Unity Building. Coffee is great and there is a short menu. There is a bit of romance to sitting behind the glass booths. It can be a little bit cold as it is in a walkway. The early...More

Thank Nkath
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manchester Unity Building 220 Collins St | Ground Floor, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
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