Lawyers, Guns & Money


Ph: 03 9614 0445

Corner of Church lane and St James Lane
Melbourne, 3000 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN closed
MON 7:00am - 3:00pm
TUE 7:00am - 3:00pm
WED 7:00am - 3:00pm
THU 7:00am - 3:00pm
  5:00pm - 9:00pm
FRI 7:00am - 3:00pm
  5:00pm - 9:00pm
SAT closed

The Details

  • South-East Asian
Need to Know
  • Child Friendly
  • Good for Groups
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take Away


The Verdict

If you die a little inside every time you see the obligatory smashed avocado and sourdough toast on a Melbourne brunch menu, then head into Lawyers, Guns & Money.

Congee (a type of savoury rice porridge) dominates the breakfast menu, with plain congee starting at just $9 for a steaming, soul-warming bowl. DIY brunch-ers can choose to add additional condiments, and sides include crispy wonton skins (yes please), spicy pickles—or for the brunch-venturous—masterstock braised honeycomb tripe and pig’s ears.

Sceptics can fall back on Hong Kong-style French toast, a dish of fried milk bread stuffed with sweet Nutella and served with maple and condensed milk syrup. There is also a selection of lunch-friendly sides like spicy fried chicken inside this no-frills eatery.  

Take the plunge and leave the sourdough at home this week.

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