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In a Rush Expresso

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Published October 3rd 2013
Soup that is better than mother made
Melbourne weather is always so unpredictable, one minute it's hot, the next it's cold. "In a Rush Expresso" was a wonderful find, out of the wind but still has the feel of being outside, with the natural light filter through the place. Suitable for all seasons no matter what the weather is.

In a Rush Cafe
Out the front of In a Rush Cafe


Like so much of Federation Square it has a special feel that isn't lost in spite of its incorporation into a much bigger venue. The notion of soup always reminds me of the old Oliver Twist movie where the young boy holds out his bowl to ask for "more please".

In a Rush Cafe
Soups for ready sale at In a Rush Cafe


Well I can confidently say that the soups here taste nothing like gruel, each one having a very distinctive flavour that warms the coddles of your heart. The serving sizes are very generous so you're not left wanting more as Oliver was.

In a Rush Cafe
My bowl of soup


I think the idea is that you can buy coffee or soup on the run and take it with you, but as a weekend visitor to the city I enjoyed sitting down and eating off the china and watching the people going past. If soup isn't your thing then you must try the coffee - in my humble opinion it's not bad at all.

Comments on the menu - You order from what you can see at the counter, and the staff are happy to explain and/recommend the soups for you.

Booking - not necessary, and I don't even think it's even possible

Getting there - very central to all public transport. It's in the Atrium which is down the escalators at the back of Ferderation Square, near the front of The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

Parking - parking is available nearby but at a cost

Disabled Access Assessment -

Ramp access - excellent

Disabled toilets - available as part of the larger Ferderation Square complex

Aisle access/width (1 metre) to allow ease of movement - excellent

Kid friendly - yes
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Why? Who has the time to make freshly-prepared, ready-to-eat soup during a busy day, why not indulge yourself?
When: Open daily, 7am - 5pm
Phone: 9328 4444
Where: The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne
Cost: It's not expensive
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