Full name: Scheherazade

(sometimes spelled Scheherezade)
ABN 59 551 847 279


99 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182, Victoria

Contact information

Telephone: 03 9534 2722


1950s style European family restaurant, specialising in traditional Jewish and Eastern European food.

Opening hours

Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-11:00pm


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  • Opened in 1958 by WWII refugees Avram and Masha Zeleznikov, after they took over what was O'Sheas milk bar.
  • Named after both the storyteller from 1001 Arabian Nights who told stories to keep herself alive, and a cafe in Paris that Avram and Masha traveled to after escaping Poland in 1949.
  • One of the few original Acland St eateries still in operation. Another is Monarch Cake Shop.
  • The cafe and the Zeleznikovs were central characters in the 2001 book Cafe Scheherazade by Melbourne literary author Arnold Zable.
  • In 1999, the Zeleznikovs retired and the cafe has new owners.


The chicken schnitzel is well renowned.


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