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Bentwood Fitzroy, Fitzroy, AU-VIC
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Bentwood Fitzroy

3.9
3.9
82 reviews
$A40 and under
Breakfast
Bentwood occupies a a large corner site on Fitzroy's leafy Napier Street. The spacious cafe seats 115 people and is filled with natural light.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:30 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9419 1614

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Bentwood by name, bentwood by nature; eponymous blonde-wood chairs pair with rust-coloured interior finishing for a softer side to the exposed-brick warehouse shell. Brunch runs all day and expect Melbourne cafe standards done exceptionally well.

  • Area

    Fitzroy

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Leicester St/Brunswick St Tram Stop

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 82 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Inner City North

    Brunch

  • Inner City North

    Child Friendly

  • Inner City North

    Good for groups

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  1. JE

    JENNYR

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a lovely time in this beautiful space. Service was great, to the point they let us stay past their closing time as we had a great catch up after years not seeing each other because of Covid.
  2. Z

    Zaherk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was great and I will highly recommend this place to my friends and family
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The porridge was so hot I couldn’t touch the bowl or eat it. Even after waiting 20 mins I only managed to eat a quarter.
  4. NA

    NicoleA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Family went on Boxing Day and it was below average dining. We were located at a table right next to the kitchen when other tables were available. It took a long time for our orders to come out. Glasses we were given for water and drinks were boiling hot and no ice to cool them down. We were given warm water to drink which was unpleasant. Food was ok but it took too long especially when paying a surcharge due to Boxing Day. Manager did provide free coffees to our table and was probably embarrassed by the service. Staff member at coffee machine was on her phone and not making customers are priority. Suggest this cafe steps up the service otherwise they won’t last in such a competitive area. Disappointing experience and unlikely to return.
  5. LS

    LetitiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend.
  6. AT

    AnnT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We made a booking and saw multiple people without reservations being seated. Overpriced. Eggs were not poached. They also forgot some of our order which we had to remind them about.
  7. R

    Rach

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was great once we were finally seated. Booked a table about 3 weeks in advance but weren’t seated for 40mins after our reservation, with little acknowledgment of this fact.
  8. M

    Mastro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    No booking was prepared so no record of the booking. Guests were separated upon arrival. Several orders for drinks were forgotten, so needed to be reordered. Due to an event, we felt we needed to leave. Could have stayed another hour and drank more. Ended up going to a park instead. Not likely to return.
  9. b

    birdette

    Sydney

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We always have the amazing brunch bowl here - it's a delicious balance of ingredients. Also love the drinking coconuts.
  10. E

    Emilief

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit noisy but beautiful food and amazing service
  11. P

    Paul

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Very slow service, issues with booking and wouldn't split the bill despite the fact the person in front of us split the bill. Were then advised they couldn't split because they'd actually charged someone else our order and the system wouldn't let them. Very rude staff in general.
  12. AK

    AshleighK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff were very helpful and attentive. Food was great and prompt to come out. Great gluten free alternatives/options. Always great when you are able to make bookings. Only negative was that the cold brew coffee wasn't great.
  13. A

    Aragon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    I asked for a good table for conversation, we got given a table right in the middle where it’s a bit uncomfortable to talk, I asked if we could move, but service said no. But I saw so many tables for 2 empty, that could’ve easily been swapped with ours. The order was also forgotten for a while. Not a massive deal, but why does someone else get a better table. Is their reservation more important? Overall amazing place, the service was quote friendly. Just not accomodating. I would go back though.
  14. AH

    AbbyH

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere, and cheap cocktails!
  15. AS

    AshS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed brunch at bentwood! 3 diners had açai bowls and loved them. The chilli scrambled was the perfect balance of spice and perfectly scrambled egg finished with bacon, Parmesan and onion. Our 1 year old loves her kids cheese omelette! We will all definitely be back
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food, even better coffee! Staff was lovely and the cafe was warm and welcoming.
  17. JD

    JamesD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, delicious food, good service, shocking parking and too much loud music !
  18. S

    Sanam

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Photos are incredible! It may have been the day but it was a bit disappointing on the day, but interesting flavour ideas and menu
  19. DC

    DanC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food wasn't bad, but not amazing either. We waited for almost an hour for our food to arrive.
  20. MB

    MirellaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bentwood is always consistent with good food and a lovely ambience. Front area is always busy with people coming & going but not an issue on a Sunday morning.
  21. A

    Aparna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This has always been my go-to place since 2017-2018. They've added new items to their menu too. Love Bentwood!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Honestly this is such a let down. This place used to be such an awesome cafe with wonderful food and service. Alas, it’s seemingly fallen off a cliff this year. For the price, the food is both underwhelming and plain. Chilli scrambled eggs usually needs to have chilli in it for example. It’s bland, poorly presented, and strange serving sizes. The staff are friendly and reasonably responsive, but it’s a sad day when the smiley service staff have to drag the review up to two stars. I wouldn’t bother coming here given the price and quality. There are so many other better options, I’d use Riché in Richmond as the gold standard. This place gets a DNF. Also $72 for two small portions and two coffees is a bit mental. 10% weekend surcharge is pushing the friendship pretty hard.
  23. RD

    RobbiD

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great venue with very friendly staff. The food was great and as explained in the menu. Great coffee. It is quite a loud venue inside but there are outside tables for some quieter dining.
  24. G

    Gwen

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Awful service. Booking for 1030, seated at 1050, waitress told us we had to be out at 1200 for another booking. Food and coffees brought out at 1145.
  25. RM

    RamonaM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Great location and venue but super noisy. Food was average…I was lucky to have the tastiest, Prawn and Kimchi Omelette but there was only 2 prawns. Service started of with our awesome waiter then it was all downhill. I had to even go and get cutlery from another set table (waited while food was getting cold) as requests fell on deaf ears.
  26. C

    Cboggie44

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Outdoor seating was nice even on a cool winter morning! Food was good but took a little longer than we would have preferred to receive the food. We would definitely come back again!
  27. TB

    TaniaB

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fav breakie spot
  28. SP

    SamP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff were very attentive and friendly and the food was good value.
  29. CC

    CharlesC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Entire order was missed. Didn’t get food for 1.5hrs. Got coffee an hour later. Coffee was good, food(take away) was ok, overpriced.
  30. k

    kaber7

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Churros had zero flavour. Very light on with the strawberries and ice cream. Service was poor
  31. l

    local3068

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Stylish cafe, comfortable with varied well priced breakfast & lunch menu. Staff were friendly, but slow to offer drinks and limited check in with the table once food was served.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    After we ordered, our coffees took around 35 minutes to come to the table. Once they did come, we asked which one was the one with oat milk but the waitress couldn’t answer and it was sat in front of the wrong person. We had to taste the coffees to figure out which was which… The food was good but they could work on their service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good breakfast feed at bentwood
  34. NA

    NatalieA

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and waiter offered to take our order not juggle with ordering via their app, with a big group this really was appreciated.
  35. D

    Diva

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being Luddite’s we ordered via the staff rather than our phone and our order was lost in the system resulting in a long wait. Once they discovered their omission they prioritised us and we were given a delicious complimentary meal.
  36. BH

    BriarH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food came out cold, sent it back to the kitchen, it came back, dried out and un-eatable, obviously they just put the meal under a warmer instead of making a fresh meal.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the vibe at the cafe, set with the decor and burnt orange theme, the food and Inglewood coffee was delicious, well worth!
  38. TB

    TerenceB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The Sunday surcharge and card surcharge were ridiculous. Close to $10 for 2 meals.
  39. L

    Lana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The service was very poor. You order completely online and there is no room for any notes on the order. The table for four was super small. Quite loud inside and very expensive as you pay an online ordering fee as well as a weekend surcharge. Disappointed as we used to love this place
  40. JZ

    JessZ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Interiors were beautiful and service was friendly although interactions were limited as you order and pay yourself from the table via an app. The price of coffee was astronomical and absolutely not worth it. It was great coffee don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t worth $5.20 for a small cup. Food looked fantastic but lacked flavour and seasoning. Disappointed in the additional weekend surcharge + a payment processing fee for having to pay using the app. Overall it was fine but disappointing. My local cafe in the outer suburbs makes better food for much better prices.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Bentwood Fitzroy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9419 1614.

Bentwood Fitzroy is rated 3.9 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Bentwood Fitzroy

237 Napier St, Fitzroy, AU-VIC 3065

Additional information

  • Area

    Fitzroy

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:30 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Leicester St/Brunswick St Tram Stop

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (03) 9419 1614

  • Catering

    Bentwood by name, bentwood by nature; eponymous blonde-wood chairs pair with rust-coloured interior finishing for a softer side to the exposed-brick warehouse shell. Brunch runs all day and expect Melbourne cafe standards done exceptionally well.

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