Operator25

25 Wills St, Melbourne VIC 3000
$$ Sunday Brunch

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Walk ins only on Weekends and Public Holidays.
For weekdays, reservations will be held for a STRICT 10 MINUTES before being automatically cancelled. Please include all infants and children in reservation due to our limited capacity. If you have more than 8 people, contact us via [email protected] for reservation (Weekdays ONLY). A minimum of $15 per person and maximum 90 minutes for dining applies. Reservations are required ONE DAY in advance. Thank you for your cooperation.

Business Info

  • Address: 25 Wills St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Cross Street: La Trobe St
  • Cuisine: Asian | Indonesian | Japanese |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | UnionPay | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 96703278
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available,
  • Occasion: Vegetarian,

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Operator25 - Operator25 - Brunch Restaurant

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Brunch - Restaurant 7:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
Brunch - Restaurant 7:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
Brunch - Restaurant 7:00 - 15:00
Thursday
Brunch - Restaurant 7:00 - 15:00
Friday
Brunch - Restaurant 7:00 - 15:00
Saturday
Brunch - Restaurant 8:00 - 15:00
Sunday
Brunch - Restaurant 8:00 - 15:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.66 out of 5 stars based on 1061 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 13, 2024
Jennie L.
My mum and auntie were satisfied with the foods, coffee and vibes. The staffs were all nice and kind even though it was a bit busy. Thanks for making us to have a great experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2024
Susie D.
The most delicious food I’ve had in a long time and lovely courteous service and great coffee - all up a brilliant experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2023
Alison T.
Really enjoyed the vibe - very friendly staff! Great coffee and enjoyed the benedict - delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 23, 2023
Jade S.
The food was amazing, loved the Indonesian fusion. I had the Balinese pork belly burger and it was great, so hard to find good Balinese pork around here. Overall experience was amazing, staff were super helpful and friendly and the cafes vibe was really good and chill. Will definitely be returning. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2023
Amanda E.
This was my first visit to Operator 25 and it was all that I had been led to believe. Beautiful food, presentation and service. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you to all staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 03, 2023
Ching M.
Amazing food & service. Matcha latte was amazing! Reservations necessary, we went on a Friday and it was packed!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2023
Russ J.
Awesome food, and our table was ready when we arrived.. great experience.. highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 03, 2023
lei y.
nice food nice place

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2023
caitlin f.
Food was soooooooo good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 29, 2023
Lia R.
Highly recommend this place for brunch. The food is to die for, the staff is very friendly, the service is very quick even if it’s busy.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 26, 2023
Tia P.
The salmon in tom yum sauce was delicious! Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 22, 2023
Sandie K.
Fantastic cafe with awesome food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2022
Asha K.
delishes food and service was great - we booked ahead which meant we skipped the massive line in the heat !!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 13, 2022
Jody F.
excellent food, great service and nice ambiance. returning customers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2022
Kwok Fai C.
Great food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 13, 2022
Andrew M.
Great food! But I am just curious if you have permanently replaced the ube waffle with ube hotcakes? Otherwise, we had a great time. We also appreciated the staff accommodated space for our baby/pram.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2022
Jo G.
Such fabulous food. Great friendly staff working very hard and not stopping. Nice vibe. Great prices for exceptional food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 04, 2022
Tamara R.
10/10 all round! We were in Melbourne for the weekend and specifically made a booking at Operator25 because we stumbled upon it once before and enjoyed it so much. Looking forward to returning soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2022
Mel S.
I booked a table for my visiting parents and a family friend. We were all so happy with our meals. Mum said the coffee and smashed avo were the best she has ever had. Even dad, who is very fussy, loved the chai porridge. The teddy art on his hot chocolate made his day. I will be bringing all of my visiting friends and family to Operator 25. Fabulous!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2022
Luke M.
We had an amazing experience for a work lunch. Particularly liked the following: - the large round table at front of restaurant comfortably sat 7 of us and felt private - table was ready on our arrival and we were seated immediately (which is great when on a tight lunch break) - service was friendly - great range of meal options to suit a variety of dietary needs including good range of vegetarian and gluten free options - menu was clearly marked with dietary options - meals were all served at the same time - meals very tasty, lovely presentation, good portion sizes - table service was great - table had lots of water jugs so we always had access to water It was a 10/10 experience and I’ll definitely be booking the round table again soon for the next work function!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2022
Ken M.
Great first experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2022
Craig C.
One of my favourite cafes. Well thought out menu and dishes. Can’t fault it. I enjoy it every time I go. And we both did again last Sunday. Keep up the great work!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2022
Kathryn W.
Nice atmosphere and food came quickly. Will definitely recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2022
Kelly A.
Excellent! The best coffee we had in our long weekend in Melbourne, a pair of absolutely delicious and typically Melbourne breakfasts in a cool venue. A great find.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2022
Kirsten D.
It was great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2022
Steve @2PM NOT 1:45 B.
In particular, Albert was extremely helpful and courteous to accommodate a slight time change to the booking. Thank you very much.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 21, 2022
Elika R.
The French toast was amazing but they could accommodate substations better

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 09, 2022
Bethany M.
Thank you so much for your help! Everything was perfect and our work team loved the food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 22, 2022
Cleeta B.
Great food. Excellent coffee ☕

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 25, 2022
YJ Y.
Lovey staffs and delicious food! Will definitely come back again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 18, 2022
Felicity B.
Staff food and ambience all awesome

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 15, 2022
Uracha R.
Love the food; it was so fresh and tasty and so much variety on drink’s menu. We had a great time and enjoy the food. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 23, 2021
Jenny C.
The Ube Bubble Waffle was good. Staff were nice and friendly. Good service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2021
Valerie B.
Always want to come back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2021
DIANA Q.
Excelent service and delicious food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2021
Katherine S.
This place is the best. Service is exceptional and food is delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2021
Joe N.
Operator 25 was wonderful from the excellent service when we arrived to delicious brunch we all enjoyed, The menu is unique and fantastic. Quick service, leisure time to enjoy our companions and highly recommend you all discover this Melbourne gem, well worth it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 25, 2021
Maree G.
Delicious food, friendly, helpful staff and a great relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended for a group or family get together.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 20, 2021
Sybil C.
The food was so fresh and delicious. The portions were so big!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 26, 2021
Jane R.
Always love the menu but the corn dish wasn’t your best .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 25, 2021
Tinotenda C.
AMAZING!!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2021
Tony F.
It was a wonderful place to have breakfast

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 23, 2021
Lauren V.
Amazing cafe with high quality meals and excellent coffee. Highly recommended!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 06, 2021
Swechhya G.
The French toast was fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 31, 2021
Ameera K.
10/10. Highly recommend this wonderful place

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 20, 2021
Meei P.
Absolutely loved it! I especially love their latte art! So cute.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 04, 2024
Trish O.
I went twice in one week. And I want to go back. The food is delectable.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 30, 2023
Jie G.
Perfect but little noisy

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 19, 2023
Milo M.
delicious food! a little busy/cramped but that's a testament to how good it is!! ❤️❤️❤️

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 12, 2023
Kimberley V.
Loved the ambience and warmth in the building. Great teamwork amongst the workers. A few more breakfast options would be good.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 27, 2023
Sheila W.
Overall top marks. Will recommend to friends.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 24, 2023
Val W.
Coffee was not good enough for a second cup

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 28, 2023
Trisha V.
Keep it up

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jan 07, 2023
Amy Z.
Me and my friends ordered matcha and the hojicha latte but we wanted it iced, which costs an extra dollar?? Then when it came, the glass was literally half filled which was quite disappointing because it costs $6.50. The food was pretty good but I think there are better brunch places in Melbourne which would be more worth it.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 06, 2023
Catherine R.
Great menu and food - service is definitely hard working but found we were asked 3 times in the space of 5 minutes for our order - asked for 5-10 minutes (had been waiting for coffee for 15 mins by this stage so advised we had ordered something but we’re doing the obligatory quick catch up before ordering) - had to flag someone down 15 mins later. But very polite and can see they work quickly and efficiently - perhaps we were breaking house rules or because my partner was 15 mins late to booking and they wanted ti ensure we had enough time to eat etc. This is really nit picky though - I absolutely loved being there and will 100% be back - have already told 3 people about it, so I’m pleased! Quality of food, presentation, taste and value was outstanding. Coffee, too, was delish! 2 other points of feedback I had: 1. Chairs with low backs was a bit scary for me-l kept laughing and almost falling off - that’s when I noticed everyone else was sat further out and leaning onto table. Smart decision it seems. 2. Ambience was lively and fun but I did find it a bit challenging to hear my friend from across the table at times due to the noise. I forgot to look but that may just be because of wooden floors? They tend to bounce sound around for some reason. Anyways! Great first time for me , I will definitely be back! Thanks for the great time!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 20, 2022
Kenn H.
Really enjoyed the food service and vibe. A reminder to others make sure you book ahead.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2022
Jessica S.
We had a lovely business lunch and Operator25 was great ! Food was nice, ambience was cool. Service was slightly slow at the stage, however when we informed the staff, they were very attentive and endeavour to help us. Thank you so much for the team at Operator25 ! We will definitely come back and recommend this place !

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 14, 2022
Nabila J.
I really liked this place, will visit again :)

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
May 03, 2022
Parmiss K.
Beautiful food and coffee; lovely atmosphere....would have appreciated a longer booking time than the 1 hour allocated for brunch.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 15, 2022
John L.
Excellent food and service, many thanks

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 28, 2022
Sarah H.
Coffee, food perfect! Chia pudding was amazing, Eggs Benny great value and Ube waffle delicious! Topped off with a breaky mimosa!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 28, 2021
Reema A.
Amazing Food! But the latte's we ordered not so great, could improve. Amazing service and would definitely return again! Especially for the French toast ;)

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2021
Tina P.
We were given 5minute notice to leave our table due to another booking. Would have been nice to be given heads-up when we sat down.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 04, 2021
Janet W.
Great cafe food was delicious. Staff professional. Great way to start the day on a cold weekend in Melbourne

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 25, 2021
Lucy B.
Delicious food, great ambiance, good service!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 24, 2021
Rosemary R.
Needs a greater selection of wine

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 20, 2021
Kaitlyn C.
It had a great atmosphere and decor and the wait staff were so lovely however there is a minimum spend which i don’t understand and also can’t justify, it was enough to put me off as a potential customer however everywhere else I tried to go I wasn’t able to book. The food and drinks were lovely, so tasty and fresh and my partner really savoured his batch brew coffee. The other issue was that the booking was only for 1 hour, this too was off putting but I was forced to concede and went anyway, unfortunately I’m not a native from Melbourne and I got us lost so we were 10-15 minutes late, it was made clear upon arrival that the booking was only 1 hour so we had lost time however the wait for the meals was a little long (normally not a problem to us) but this meant that by the time it came we had 10 minutes to scarf it down before the booking finished, we couldn’t manage it and so had to go over the allocated time, no one approached but the looks and glances of the booking staff and wait staff hovering to see if we were finished was uncomfortable. I understand there’s restraints due to COVID but a minimum amount spend, no split bills and only a 1 hour booking is off putting as a customer. Especially as the turn around for take away food and diners was fast. customers appreciate being thought of and accommodated, I would go there again but only if their policies were changed.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 10, 2021
Kirsten P.
Wow! was wonderful food and nice to see a menu that is not just eggs and toast! The staff were pleasant but could have sold us extra coffees if they had of asked!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
May 31, 2023
Craig P.
Very busy place so book. Food beautifully presented and tasted good too

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 08, 2023
Robert M.
Very busy cafe but we had booked, fortunately. Prompt service and great food well presented. Shared tables but don’t let it deter you. Will return on our next trip to Melbourne.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 27, 2022
Lily F.
Please add Magic into your coffee meun

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 23, 2022
Pamela P.
Good experience but not enough time to completely relax having our breakfast. Having the 1 hour limit to have our breakfast was too rushed .

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 30, 2022
Alyson L.
Nice place and food is good. However the bar seating is uncomfortable. There are no chairs with back rests. So it’s fine for a quick lunch. All seating is at shared tables which is not great for social distancing as you are sitting very close to the person next to you. I found it uncomfortable to be so close to a stranger.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 14, 2022
Cathy S.
The fruit toast was to die for!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 17, 2022
Natasha J.
Did really well with limited staff on a public holiday

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 16, 2021
Amy L.
Great food. Friendly efficient staff. Good atmosphere. Highly recommend :)

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 11, 2021
Marcel D.
The food was delightful and instagramably awesome to looked at, taste is ok I was hoping for a wow factor on the taste but to me it’s just ok. Service was quick and really friendly.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 14, 2021
Paul R.
Lovely environment ... got kicked out.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 6/10
Jan 17, 2021
Davina G.
Amazing food and service, but portions were very small for the price.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Jan 06, 2023
Anthony E.
Fruit toast was stale, which was a pity because the other meals were good. Being ‘told’ we needed to leave the restaurant was not a good look, and so we won’t be returning.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 25, 2022
Wei Hau G.
Overall nice place to have coffee and brunch.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 25, 2022
Sally B.
A bit slow on the service = food was delicious - kicked us out after an hour

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 03, 2022
Sarah M.
The staff couldn't find our booking when we arrived. They seated us after we provided the booking confirmation screenshot.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 13, 2022
Shane H.
Good food, good coffee and no crowds

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 19, 2021
Deborah M.
Enjoyed the experience

Overall: 7/10
Food: 1/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 25, 2021
Ashilla D.
The food wasn't good and tasty at all. Both me and my friend had to waste what we ordered since it was so dry and the salmon had no flavour. I don't think I would visit you'll again after this bad experience

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 28, 2021
Timothy C.
Drinks were great, food was not as good as expected. We had the char siu benedict and chilli omelette