The Post Office Hotel Dining Hall

229-231 Sydney Road Coburg, Victoria 3058

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Opening hours Wed-Fri 5pm-late; Sat 11am - late; Sun 11am-10pm
Features Licensed, Bar, Outdoor seating, Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options, Late night, Accepts bookings, Open fire, Wheelchair access, Family friendly, Romance-first date
Prices Cheap (mains under $20)
Seats 120
Payments eftpos, Cash, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 03 9386 5300

The good-looking mess hall attached to Coburg's Post Office Hotel has a rock-star pedigree, with Tex Perkins and Dallas Crane alumni as owners. So, cracking soundtrack: check. Booths, communal tables and beer garden beckon, and an open kitchen provides sizzle. The everyman menu courses from breakfasts to a bumper wagyu-beef burger and crispy-based pizzas. A pastrami sandwich is a revelation, on a fluffy white roll with crunchy sauerkraut and melted gruyere. Even the most avowed sweet-tooth may face defeat at the hands of the 'chocolate nemesis', a rich, fudgy cake.