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Degraves Espresso Bar

#624 of 4,177 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne CBD
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23 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(03) 9654 1245
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Negative experience

We are newbys to Melbourne and were looking for a regular good tapas spot, when we stumbled upon Degraves Espresso Bar, close to home & in the city. The food was nice enough and waitstaff service were amazing (professional and friendly in a very busy restaurant). We would have happily returned, if... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
KRBradney34
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Kempsey, Australia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Kempsey, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We are newbys to Melbourne and were looking for a regular good tapas spot, when we stumbled upon Degraves Espresso Bar, close to home & in the city. The food was nice enough and waitstaff service were amazing (professional and friendly in a very busy restaurant). We would have happily returned, if it wasn't for a very odd & confusing... More 

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Perth, Australia
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great little spot down one of Melbourne's infamous laneways. Great quality, affordable and a very wide range of options. Definitely make a morning of it and sit out in the laneway.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a weekend favourite for me. The poached eggs are some of the best in Melbourne and the staff care about the quality of the coffee here. Would suggest they look at getting an eftpos terminal though as many other small cafes in melbourne have started to do.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had breakfast at Degraves last weekend. First discovered this little gem last year and was looking forward to going back again. Breakfast was great, actually the best poached eggs I have ever had, so fresh. Servings are generous and we just love the atmosphere in Degraves St. The only downside was that we had some people sitting near us at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I had breakfast here and the service was great. Sat in front of the window ordered a caffe latte which was made really well ) nice and strong. Ordered poached eggs with a side of salmon ( there was a generous amount of smoked salmon) and the eggs were poached perfectly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here twice and loved it. Great food, coffee and wine. Relaxed climate. Only downside is it is cash only - couldnt use my card not even a debit card.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Nicely prepared food and drinks with good service and a nice atmosphere. Worth looking for in Melbourne's back alleys.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a Melbourne Icon. Yet, it is truly overrated as a coffee 'destination'. Come for the people watching not the food, which is rubbish nor the coffee which is average at best. Staff sat at the table next to us and blew cigarette smoke on us..was unbelievable. Service was begrudging at best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place was a real find for me. $11 for toasted panini. I have tried both the cajun chicken and the roasted vegetable and both were very nice. The latte and cap are both pretty good also. The only time I had a bit of a let down was when I ordered a Chait latte. Wasn't really what I expected... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I've been coming to this cafe since many of its current staff were foetuses and it's almost never disappointed. Its forte are scrumptious breakfasts. I can't eat the French toast anymore for health reasons but I used to love it. The best anywhere. I adore the porridge and the various combos of bacon, eggs etc etc. The coffee is divine... More 

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  • Address: 23 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
  • Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
  • Phone Number: (03) 9654 1245

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