Quint cafe is located on the Abbotsford side of Victoria St on the corner of Nicholson St. I think the stylish art deco building used to be a pub. It’s next door to the new development that contains Aldi and Woolworths supermarkets, and is an example of the significant gentrification that is beginning on this section of Victoria St.

quint2 breakfast at Quint cafe, Victoria St Abbotsford

Quint has a large interior with a mixture of tables and sofas. The menu is generic, nothing fancy, and you may not assume it from its appearance but they make a good coffee. I ordered eggs benedict and while it was simply presented it was very tasty – the eggs were fresh and perfectly cooked. My meal took some time to come but a table that had arrived well after me got their meals just after I did. I had arrived before 8am and it was quiet then, though traffic was starting to pick up with people coming in for takeaway coffee and the staff were beginning to seem more lively.

quint1 breakfast at Quint cafe, Victoria St Abbotsford

Quint is better than I expected given the rubbish astroturfing comments syndicated on its Google place page. No other food blogs have reviewed it. Two blocks north on Nicholson St is the popular 3 Bags Full cafe, which is one of the fashionable ‘third wave’ coffee providers in Melbourne. That’s tough competition for Quint to have but I think over time it may find its niche, particularly as the local population rises thanks to new apartment developments.

breakfast at Quint cafe, Victoria St Abbotsford

4 thoughts on “breakfast at Quint cafe, Victoria St Abbotsford

  • 27 January 2011 at 6:24 am

    “given the rubbish astroturfing comments syndicated on its Google place page.”

    Do you even know what astroturfing is? It is when positive comments are written. The page you refer to has mostly negative comments.

    The people who run Quint are great, friendly, ethical people who do a damn fine job.

    • 27 January 2011 at 7:15 am

      Atroturfing is the writing of false comments made to appear like genuine user opinions, regardless of their sentiment. Many commercial sites contain negative astroturfing comments written by competitors. Your comment itself appears to be an example of astroturfing. Having a nice time in Fremont California? That’s where your IP number says you are. In case you missed it, I gave Quint a positive review.

  • 27 January 2011 at 7:36 am

    Why on earth would you expose information about the location of my ip address?


    • 27 January 2011 at 9:22 am

      Because your comment suggested that you cannot be trusted. You don’t seem to have read or understood my review, and your response is consistent with other misleading comments this site receives on a regular basis.


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