Archived: St. James Theatre Cafe

Breakfast and bistro style menu in the stunning surrounds of the theatre foyer
Opening hours
Currently closed
Monday: 7:30 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

With the re-opening of St James Theatre comes a new café offering in the grandiose foyer space. Surrounded by beautiful frescos (currently being refurbished) and complete with a spiral staircase, high ceilings and soft mood lighting, the space is now open to café goers to enjoy daily.

Enter the cafe from the Lorne St entrance, across from the Library

Serving spot on Atlas Power Coffee by expert baristas this is a perfect pit stop for busy office workers, students and visitors to the Library across the road. The menu features classic breakfast options, including any style eggs on toast that can be tailored to your liking with tasty extras. Moving into brunch and lunch the bistro style menu will have you returning for multiple tastings. Think shredded spicy duck, quinoa and kale salad, braised lamb shank with wild rice salad or pasta and risotto of the day.

St James Cafe interior and the stunning historical decor it is remembered for

Looking to offer quick, easy and affordable options for students there is also a number of student specials, for instance buy a coffee and you’ll be able to add toast, cereal or eggs all for under $10. 

The space is also open for corporate functions. For booking enquiries email

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 21 August 2020

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