The Journal

at 253-265 Flinders Ln, Melbourne , 3000

The Journal
253-265 Flinders Ln
Melbourne , VIC 3000
Contact Phone
P: 03 9650 4399


The Journal is a venue made up of two businesses; the Cafe and the Canteen. Given that we are located in the same building as the CAE and the City Library, we attract a diverse bunch of people who come here to create, read, discuss, catch up and simply just chill out over a glass of wine and some antipasto. The Cafe is a place to have a great coffee and something to simple, yet delicious to eat whilst the Canteen offers simple Italian style food, cooked the traditional way. Anthony sees to this! ;) Come in and say hi next time your in town.

How To Get to The Journal

Train, tram, car, bike, walk and any other way you can think of getting here... we're in the heart of the city

Opening time

  • Mondays: 07:00- 21:00
  • Tuesdays: 07:00- 21:00
  • Wednesdays: 07:00- 21:00
  • Thursdays: 07:00- 23:00
  • Fridays: 07:00- 23:00
  • Saturdays: 07:00- 18:00
  • Sundays: 07:00- 18:00


Price category
$$ (10-30)
Services The Journal provides
The Journal specialties

Company Rating

3940 Facebook users were in The Journal. It's a 95 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Restaurant/cafe category in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

1392 FB users likes The Journal, set it to 107 position in Likes Rating for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in Restaurant/cafe category

To all our valued customers , thank you for your support throughout the year. May you all have a safe and merry Xmas . From the staff and management . ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„

Published The Journal on 2014-12-23 21:27:08 GMT

The journal would like to wish all our valued customers a happy and safe Easter . The canteen will be closed Friday and will re open on Tuesday . The journal cafe will be closed Friday , however will be open Saturday , Easter Sunday and Monday .

Published on 2014-04-16 01:58:49 GMT

Thank you

Published The Journal on 2016-06-16 11:01:42 GMT

lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ Next they'll give you a cow for the milk, a civet cat for beans and leave you to your own devices .

Published The Journal on 2016-05-31 10:37:13 GMT

Journal Cafe & Romcaffe are proud sponsors of Templestowe United Football Club!! Go Lions โšฝ๏ธโšฝ๏ธ #journalcafe #romcaffe #templestoweunitedfootballclub #tufc

Published The Journal on 2016-05-19 10:19:26 GMT

The Journal, would like to wish all the mothers a happy Mother's Day ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

Published The Journal on 2016-05-08 01:48:02 GMT


Published The Journal on 2016-04-30 09:09:13 GMT

Ever wondered why we use small dockets at #journalcafe ๐Ÿ˜

Published The Journal on 2016-04-28 20:35:44 GMT

Published The Journal on 2016-04-25 01:49:50 GMT

Published The Journal on 2016-04-14 11:21:12 GMT

This explains a few things!!๐Ÿ˜

Published The Journal on 2016-03-04 20:33:02 GMT

May Major Tom RIP

Published The Journal on 2016-01-11 10:17:01 GMT

Chuffed!! ๐Ÿ˜Š great little write up

Published The Journal on 2016-01-07 07:48:24 GMT

Thoughts are with everyone in Wye river, Seperation Creek and surrounding areas. Stay Safe out there #CFA - seriously awesome!! Thank you.

Published The Journal on 2015-12-26 21:15:08 GMT

The Journal would like to wish aaall of its customers a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Years. Thank you for your patronage ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Published The Journal on 2015-12-25 19:55:42 GMT

๐Ÿ˜ฎ bahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Published The Journal on 2015-12-02 19:24:49 GMT

To any of our artist friends ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ Would anyone like to use the gallery space at #journalcafe? Free & monthly terms... Please tag someone/share if you think they would like to show their art here!!

Published The Journal on 2015-11-26 22:31:39 GMT

Juuuust checking that you haven't forgotten about us ๐Ÿ˜œ Journal Canteen - Mon-Fri breakfast & lunch Friday night dinner Lunch menu updated by 11am daily! Check it out

Published The Journal on 2015-10-08 00:34:29 GMT

Absolutely amazing what you can do with a coffee. A must watch!!!

Published The Journal on 2015-08-30 04:20:17 GMT

We may be closed... but the work never stops at #journalcafe

Published The Journal on 2015-08-23 08:29:01 GMT

As most of our beautiful customers know, our canteen menu changes daily ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ๐Ÿด ... and now... so does the page on our website so you can see what's available everyday for lunch, Monday to Friday.

Published The Journal on 2015-06-25 02:08:08 GMT

Ain't that the truth!! It's great to see that people still see coffee the way we do... pure and simple ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Published The Journal on 2015-05-20 21:00:51 GMT

Today's fresh pasta is..... Housemade pappardelle, artichokes, wilted radicchio, olives & basil - $17 Don't think you'll find better value!!

Published The Journal on 2015-04-09 02:11:19 GMT

Published The Journal on 2015-01-26 00:22:55 GMT

The Journal would Like wish all our customers a great and safe Australia Day enjoy. We will be closed for today and will resume normal trading hrs tomorrow .

Published The Journal on 2015-01-26 00:11:00 GMT

Sneak preview of today's lunch... ๐Ÿ˜‹

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