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Hell's Kitchen

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Published August 22nd 2013
Hell's Kitchen - A cafe that does not live up its name
The only Hell's Kitchen I had ever heard of was the one on TV with Gordan Ramsay as it's star chef, so I was most intrigued when I discovered it while looking for a cafe to have a bite to eat.

Hells Kitchen
The stairs that lead up to Hells Kitchen

I could have easily missed the place as the entrance is only a single door. I had no idea what to expect when I made my way up the narrow stairs to what seemed like the back door of the premises. I was a little unsure at first, as the steel kegs seem to imply that I shouldn't be there, however as there was no other entrance I ventured forward, and indeed once through the door I was in a very pleasant little cafe/bar venue.

The service is slow but the staff are very friendly when they get to you. The small table for two that we sat at wobbled quite a lot which was very annoying. Having said that, this is a little oasis in above the hustle and bustle of the busy lane below. You almost have to slow down because no-one is moving very fast. You can sit and chat sip coffee or something stronger if you fancy. The menu is tasty and seems to cater for all tastes.

Hells Kitchen cafe bar
Inside Hells Kitchen

It would appear that Hell's Kitchen morphs from cafe to bar to restaurant depending on what is required.

Booking - not required and may not even be possible
Getting there - on foot the closest station is a short walk away Flinders St Station
Parking - None, close by that is for free
Disabled Access friendly - unfriendly
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When: Sunday & Monday - 12:00-10:00 pm, Tuesday - 12:00-11:00 pm, Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Phone: 9654 5755
Where: 20 Centre Pl, Melbourne
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