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The Plain

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The Plain near Duxton Hill Park is a Melbournian inspired cafe that emphasises on simplistic decor and food. Its straightforward but hearty menu consists of tarts, sandwiches and whole day breakfast.

Daily: 07:30 - 19:30

+65 62254387
$13 based on 78 submissions
Brunch (22 votes), Breakfast (19 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (11 votes)
The City Nomad

Decent coffee - 'plain' atmosphere

Review first appears here on CityNomads.com.... When it comes to the interior, The Plain really does live up to its name. It does also tend to get very noisy. However, it's all about satisfying the caffeine fix! And regardless of decor, their great coffee is consistently good every time. 

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12 Sep 2014 • 145 reviews • 29 followers

Decent coffee - 'plain' atmosphere

Review first appears here on CityNomads.com.... When it comes to the interior, The Plain really does live up to its name. It does also tend to get very noisy. However, it's all about satisfying the caffeine fix! And regardless of decor, their great coffee is consistently good every time. 
08 Aug 2014 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

fuss free, the real best coffee in town, friendly service

Been here a couplr of times recently, and they impress me with their consistency! 

Great coffee that is smooth, robust with some complexity and a well balanced finish. While the menu items are simple, they're simple dishes executed extremely well and consistently so! Quite unlike the shoddy standards of food ive had recently at a nearby cafe. 

Was here when the cafe was full house, and even then the staff were friendly, efficient,  and helpful. 

This is definitely a place to make as my regular hangout, even though it can get a little squeezy when they're busy. But I could live with it rather than being in other cafes where im squashed AND the food/service standards is not up to standards.
28 Jul 2014 • 18 reviews • 0 follower

Just another cafe

Coffee is good.

Service is average - I just felt that they can be abit more friendly. 

Food wise - I feel that there can be more selections. As compared to menu from other cafes, this is slightly boring. 

Their kitchen is right in front of us where they prepared the poached eggs. Presentation of the poached eggs wasnt so nice. But the yolk was flowly nonetheless. Hollandaise sauce was pretty tasteless. 

I wouldn't come out of the way here again. Afterall, nothing that special
28 Jul 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Headache with the noise

The design of the space is a shame. echo plus loud voices ESP gals screaming or laughing so loudly makes the cafe noise unbearable. Service is ok but the noise dampens all. Gd for gals who need lots of attention but not for the confidently quiet soul to relax
06 Jul 2014 • 9 reviews • 0 follower

Good cafe to hangout

The coffee was good, robust, and well-balanced. Service was fast and efficient, and though it was packed, it was still cosy (as opposed to the uncomfortably loud and noisy environment in the Lokal).

Breakfast was nothing to shout about, but it was familiar, simple, and priced right.