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Hi There!

Alleycat is an intimate boutique café in a beautiful corner of Theatre Place, Maling Road Canterbury, reminiscent of cafe's hidden in squares in Europe. We have very friendly staff who really enjoy taking that extra care to make a great coffee. Our food is made fresh in store and sourced locally from small batch suppliers. On the weekends you will see French crepes being made and enjoyed by the locals & visitors. We are proud to partner with some wonderful suppliers including the Padre coffee team and Saint David’s milk among many others. While sitting outside under the awning alongside our vintage Vespa you could be anywhere in Europe.

Our food is all made daily and has the highest quality fresh ingredients. We pride ourselves that we do not use any pre-packaged food or pre-prepared meals – all our meals are made daily being baked in the morning or prepared during the day, depending upon the  menu. We have a selection of regular items, starting from small snacks, and delicious freshly made soup and salads (made daily in small batches), to more substantial lunches, including Pizza, Piadina's and a large range of pastries, croissants, cakes and other delights.

On top of our normal range of snacks, meals & delights – we also have many daily specials that we prepare, depending upon the season and weather. Our range is increasingly expanding, as we explore new varieties to offer within our café’

On weekends - we also offer freshly made French Crepes where you can watch the Crepes being made to order. We have a large varierty available and use a unique recipe reminisent of what you would expect to find in Paris.

Latest events

  • Bloggers at Alleycat Bloggers at Alleycat

    On Saturday 20th October 2012 “Estelle la Mode” a local Melbourne blogger visited our café and gave us a great wrap for our food. You can see Estelle and her friends in the Café and the food shown is ours!

  • Mailing Road VIP Night Mailing Road VIP Night

    On Thursday 1st November – We had our annual VIP shopping night and as part of the theme AlleyCat Café decided to offer some delicious delights (small cakes, platters and light dinners). It was a cold night and many people enjoyed having a meal or hot drink in our café – with many compliments to the chef given by many customers. We tested some new menu items and as a result we will run some new lunch items in November!


    o   Friday 7th December 5.00pm – 9.00pm

    o   See us at 8 Theatre Place and enjoy the ambience of our large alfresco seating area – the largest space in Mailing road for a Café/Coffee shop!

    o   One of Melbourme’s best children events. This is the event you must attend with your whole family. While the kids run wild, come to Alleycat Café and enjoy our fresh food and great drinks. We will have something special happening on the night as well. Hope   to see you then.

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