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Glovers Station, Elsternwick, AU-VIC
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Glovers Station

3.5
3.5
31 reviews
$A40 and under
Breakfast
Housed in a heritage property in Elsternwick, Glovers Station combines exceptional food, coffee and interior design in one of the best new Melbourne cafes on the south-side.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9532 7765

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    New cafe and eatery set in an historic Tudor garage in the heart of leafy Elsternwick. Focus on seasonality and quality with great speciality coffee.

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.2Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Southern Suburbs

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  1. SG

    SallyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Just lack of staff and very slow service. Meals arrived 10 mins apart.
  2. MS

    MelanieS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This used to be one of my favourites but since the change in ownership everything has dropped (apart from the prices) Restaurant was almost empty but there were still half a dozen dirty tables (which stayed like that for our whole visit) Two junior staff trying hard and one senior member who clearly had no interest in being there. Service was dreadful. Food was excruciatingly slow and not at all worth the wait. The low light was seeing the senior waiter push a whole bunch of dirty water glasses (that had been left on a table for nearly an hour) to a family who had just arrived. Such a shame. Don’t waste your time or money.
  3. KG

    KateG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food here was great! Definitely what Carries this place. The service was ok and a bit slow (but the people seemed new so I can look past that). The place needs a bit of a revamp - their bench seating is old material that smells a bit and really needs to be replaced. Overall the place needs a good deep clean and tables were never wiped after clearing! In terms of value for money, the prices were up there with the best cafes in Melbourne, but the overall experience doesn’t justify it. The chai was the most expensive I’ve ever had and was average. The sound panels on the roof were great and the noise levels were Perfect for being able to chat to people you were out with, without noticing other people around.
  4. RF

    RuthF

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Lovely brisket with eggs hollandaise. The GF bread was too thick though but is my favorite choice brand. My friend ordered eggs on toast which came out with I buttered bread and no butter. When asked, the butter was brought and not even enough for a thin scraping for one of the 2 pieces of toast… very sad. Down sides: The ambience lacked warmth. No soft music at all, lighting? The bench seat was way too low for me and I’m only 5ft 1!!! Quite uncomfortable.
  5. MB

    MadeleineB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Food was decent however service was bad and coffee wasn't even hot. Lazy, unfriendly staff too. Our waiter was so hungover. Didn't bring our table water or menus. We weren't aware of the weekend surcharge? $150 for four meals and coffees is ridiculous! There are better options out there
  6. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Food took nearly an hour to come and one meal was cold. Our tables meals arrived over a 10 minute span - luckily we told our friends to eat when theirs arrived. Considering the place was half empty and as it was wet so none of the outside tables were being used, I would hate to think what service would be like when it’s busy.
  7. F

    Friends

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    My meal was fine - but I was charged well beyond the price listed on the menu. Perhaps there was a weekend surcharge? No mention of this. Young friendly staff, but too few - waited ages to order at the table, had to go to the counter in the end. Lots of other cafes nearby with more transparent pricing and better service, so no need to return here.
  8. JH

    JasonH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Way too overpriced for what is is. Spent a total of $40 for one meal and one drink. $7.50 for a large coffee, plus 10% weekend surcharge. Sadly will not come back unless you sort the pricing out. Understand you need to cover costs, but this is excessive.
  9. C

    Chris

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Better service, rather noisy environment music wise
  10. HM

    HulloMelbourne

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sat outside.,There were heaters and blankets so Used blanket as a cushion to sit on outside bench. Very good food, service and ambiance.,Nice sunny day to sit outside and eat.
  11. K

    Kate

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Unbelievably overpriced kids meals. 10.50 for a tiny pancake with one scoop of ice cream. Worth no more than $3. Had to talk to 4 wait staff to get my hot chocolate. I had one wait staff offer me 5 different meals. He just aimlessly walked around with food, happy to offload to anyone. The food was ok but it felt like extortion. And they charge a weekend surcharge. Isn't that when you receive most business. Yikes.
  12. m

    marcus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Was so expensive for what it was. Eggs served on dry toast with three small slivers of bacon. No real love in the preparation and about what I would expect to make at home for myself. Seven dollars for a latte was also ridiculous.
  13. CC

    CoffeeCritic

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I rarely (if ever) have the inclination to leave a review so you can appreciate my dismay that leads to me being bothered this time.... Used to attend this Cafe very regularly. Not sure if new owners have taken over in the last few years but: - the food was sloppy at best - the coffee tasted like tepid dish water - service was really poor (no one seemed to know what was going on and it was very slow and piece-meal). On a positive note the staff was NOT rude however. - The portions of a couple of the dishes were very small but really quite expensive which is even more remarkable when they make you feel coerced into using the online "Mr Yum" platform to order which adds additionally to the cost!!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was disappointing Missing ingredients that were on the menu
  15. R

    Robinson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The way the pancake tasted felt like something that came out of packet. Didn't taste fresh. Even home made pancakes can taste better. Scrambled egg was cold and not fulfilling and even though I understand prices has gone up I felt it was cheap and definitely not value for money. The take away toasted ham,cheese and tomato was way better then the food and better value. One thing I can say is that glover station always had coffee even though I didn't get that day as I use to frequently buy coffee when my child went to child care near
  16. LC

    LisaC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Terrible service, meals didn’t arrive, coffees didn’t arrive. Was told the printer was broken but no one bothered to come and check our order until I got up and asked them. There was no manager overseeing young staff who didn’t really care that much. Not there fault.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Hate using an app to order.
  18. SH

    SteveH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good location, staff were friendly and welcoming. Excellent menu with reasonable prices. Will certainly be back.
  19. KN

    KathN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was great, but as we were in mid morning and tables were empty, it was a bit noisy as the sounds were bouncing off the hard surfaces.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was pretty good and the venue is beautiful and unique, however the service was relatively slow and the online ordering menu prices were all out of whack with what was displayed on the physical menu and also showed different prices when you went to checkout (not just equivalent to the surcharge). So fine to have online ordering but this should not equal less attentive staff, it was hard to flag anyone down for questions/ cutlery!
  21. CR

    ClaireR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I have been to this cafe a number of times, both in pre-Covid times and amidst. When I went for brekky on the weekend, I was extremely surprised at the price, it cost me $35 for a coffee and avocado smash! I realise that there is a 15% surcharge on weekends but this borders on preposterous. I have always been someone who definitely goes out of my way to support my local businesses, especially amidst the lockdowns but I think this is a business that is definitely not struggling and I suggest they need to re-think how they're valuing their local customers. I will not go back to this cafe.
  22. SP

    StephP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not sure why we were able to make a booking when the restaurant is closed. I’m just glad it was a booking with my mum and not someone else, which would have been extremely embarrassing. Probably won’t return after this experience.
  23. AW

    AdeleW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Terrible service. Had to go up to the counter to ask for a menu to order and then order a coffee. Would never go back
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Food is amazing as always, really don’t like the outside table phone ordering. No service apart from staff bringing your food and our food came way before our coffees. When asked how long our double espresso will be was just told ‘we’re busym’ Such a pity for the price and no actual service I probably won’t go back
  25. MW

    MerrinW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Work breakfast needed plates for birthday cake very accommodating and friendly
  26. F

    Fayek

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I went for lunch yesterday being Saturday. The food was healthy and yummy Especially the breakfast bowl
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Was a nice meal!
  28. LS

    LouiseS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    It was very hard to get any service at the table. Need to check in with your customers more often to see if they need anything else.
  29. DS

    DanielaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service. Food was yummy. A lovely decor with outdoor dining.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    Yummy breakfast with reasonable service but quite loud inside.
  31. M

    Marion

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Very loud but that’s life, food and service was amazing.

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
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Glovers Station offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9532 7765.

Glovers Station is rated 3.5 stars by 31 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 4 times today
Google Map for Glovers Station

258 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick, AU-VIC 3185

Additional information

  • Area

    Elsternwick

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (03) 9532 7765

  • Catering

    New cafe and eatery set in an historic Tudor garage in the heart of leafy Elsternwick. Focus on seasonality and quality with great speciality coffee.

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