Grand Lafayette Melbourne


Grand Lafayette, located at 9 Clifton Street in Melbourne, Victoria, is a colorful, out-of-the-box restaurant open for brunch and all-you-can-eat Japanese fusion dinner for just $32.80 per person (AUD). Prepare your Instagram account, because it will be soon explode with sensational, bright, cheerful dishes that are just as delicious to eat as they are to photograph. From a Rose Raindrop Cake, Chicken & Waffles, and Rainbow Lattes, to their freak shakes and monster shakes, it is the ultimate ‘flatlay’ party.

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My guest and I visited on a Sunday late morning for brunch. We started with their signature Black Sesame Freakshake: Crushed Chocolate Brownie, marshmallow, edible butterfly, cream ($19) as well as one of their flavoured ice spheres, the Angelet (rose) with coconut water to pour over garnished with a blueberry, thyme, and flowers. I particularly liked that these two drink selections were much less sweet than anticipated and loved the concept of the coconut water, which was so refreshing on that particularly hot day.

We then split the Chicken & Waffles served with seasonal berries, melted cheese, mayo, almond and mixed berry coulis ($22.80). Gorgeous and very filling, great for splitting.

If you love matcha, they offer matcha a raindrop cake, lattes, and many of their dishes are dusted with matcha powder such as their French Toast. Their raindrop cakes are a perfect light dessert to have as a way to top off your brunch, and are available in four different flavours such as the Tiffany Blue Raindrop Cake (mint), and Angel Kiss (rose).

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Photography Credit: Nicole Li

Next time I would love to try their Melon Hotcakes with seasonal fruits, honeydew sauce and cream; and Double Choc Brownie Freak Shake made with a chocolate walnut brownie, nutella, candied popcorn, pretzels, and cream.

Each dish has its own personality, with plenty of colour and flavour, including each dish’s own floral garnishing. All around, it is a very fun, on-trend concept that is fun for a girls’ afternoon, family outing, or a neat way to surprise a significant other.

An all-you-can-eat dinner at Grand Lafayette in Melbourne includes such dishes as angus steak, beef tataki, panko prawn freakshii roll, agedashi tofu, vegetarian maki, baked scallops, maki rolls, takoyaki balls and so much more. The Freakshii represents their signature ‘freaky’ sushi rolls. Please note that drinks and desserts are not included in the price. It is $22.50 for children under 12, and free for children three and under.

Catering is also available. Think sushi rolls, assorted rice paper rolls, and beautiful salads. For inquiries, email // +61 3-8592-4691