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Advieh shouldn’t have worked. Gene Kapaufs was wrestling for Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi when his mother, Sandra Farrugia, suggested they run a cafe together. With no business plan to speak of, the duo started Advieh, with an emphasis on vegan and vegetarian meals.

Inspired by the Middle East, the interior has a rustic, woody aesthetic that complements the mismatched furniture – some of it found in antique stores, some of it made by Kapaufs himself.

The menu is heavily influenced by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours. There are dishes such as dukka-pesto, rocket and avocado on sourdough, topped with pecorino cheese, homemade dukka and a poached egg. There’s also homemade bruschetta –a hummus or baba ganoush on sourdough with fresh tomatoes and basil.

Lunch focusses on share plates, such the falafel with a choice of three salads and hummus, or Moroccan meatballs with a choice of three salads and yoghurt sauce. Or pick from a range of Lebanese wraps or toasted focaccias.

Coffee is from Five Senses, and fresh produce is sourced from the local Footscray market. Little Advi, little sister to Advieh and Kapaufs’ and Farrugia’s second cafe, is located down the road in Yarraville.


We specialise in Middle Eastern cuisine, catering for our meat lovers as well as our vegetarians and vegans. Please view our range of menus below


71B Gamon Street, Seddon VIC 3011

03 9396 1803


Opening Hours

7 Days a week: 8am - 3.30pm

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16 Ballarat Street, Yarraville VIC 3013

03 9396 1841


Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday 9am - 3.30pm

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