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Why you'll love Glass Merchants

  • Provides a unique location for any event.
  • Perfect for birthdays, product launches, band rehearsal video, engagement or company gatherings.
  • Offers tailored packages, signature cocktail, theme, along with your choice of entertainment.

About the venue

Glass Merchants is nestled in the heart of Balaclava and combines eclectic with industrial, making it a great place to have your next event.Come and experience the rustic charm with distinctive street and pop art. This is a truly unique venue: just the right amount of grunge, along with a hint of modernism. The venue provides that very special space for your next birthday, product launch, band rehearsal video, engagement or company gathering.It's the perfect venue for a sit-down dinner for up to 80, or as a cocktail event for up to 180 people.The team can tailor your event to your specific design, menu, signature cocktail, theme, along with your choice of entertainment. The team at Glass Merchants will ensure you have the best event ever!


Glass Merchants Function Rooms

Eclectic & Industrial Venue Space in Balaclava

Eclectic & Industrial Venue Space in Balaclava

This is a truly unique venue: just the right amount of grunge, along with a hint of modernism. The venue provides that very special space for your next birthday, product launch, band rehearsal video, engagement or company gathering. It's t...

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L M

May 21, 2024

Fantastic. love the industrial look and excellent meal. Crispy kale, potato rosti and the baked beans were a stand out.

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Foodie Files Melbourne

April 16, 2023

We visited Glass Merchants for brunch on after the first two places we attempted had lengthy waits. It may have been worth waiting as despite a really cool exterior and interior I really did not care for my smashed avocado breakfast and didn’t find it visually appealing either which was surprising considering it’s such a well known space. In a word, disappointing

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Ashley Thomas

March 7, 2023

Stopped in over the weekend for brunch and were greeted with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Our waiter was super friendly and admitted she was fairly new, but she was happy to ask for advice when I ordered a drink that was not on the menu (a coffee frappe or a "dirty vanilla milkshake" as the barista called it). There are plenty of delicious menu items that we'll have to try out the next time we visit. Food service was very quick and the meals we ordered were great. I am all too often disappointed with a potato hash as the base for eggs benedict, however the chef clearly knows what they're doing as they were filling and not too crispy. They also had flavour! I was sceptical about the pomegranate and thought it must just be a fancy garnish, however it greatly complemented the savoury meal with a pinch of sweet.

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Melbourne Building Repairs

April 13, 2024

After years of patronage, this remains Melbourne's top spot for me. The food consistently delivers freshness and flavor, creating a delightful dining experience. The ambiance is inviting, and the staff exude warmth and positivity, making every visit a pleasure.

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Bella Shibako

January 27, 2023

Both decaf and regular long blacks were really good. We had the veggie breakfast and eggs benedict and really enjoyed their fun twist on the flavors. I thought the hollandaise sauce was creamy and not too rich, our avocado was unripe though. The baked (I think) mushrooms yummy, baked beans was like spicy, warm soul food in a bowl and those potato rectangular things 🤤. I could eat a whole bowl of those! We went around lunch time to beat the brunch rush, still busy but service was lovely and quick. The menu on the website isn’t updated, slightly different options and about $3-4 more, pretty standard cafe price around the area.


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