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Degraves Espresso Bar

23 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9654 1245
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Ranked #416 of 4,009 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Noumea, New Caledonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

6mn to get what they call brushetas... excellent and very tasty i recommend u this place. Open at 7am.

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Cairns, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We wanted a great coffee, happy staff, fresh breakfast options and a warm cosy interior which has big windows to people watch while you relax. Degraves do just that. Try the French toast and the BLT - had both two days in a row. It's not fancy - it's a bit grungy - or grubby you might say - but... More

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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Only popped in for breakfast, with the emphasis on FAST. Service was outstanding, super smooth, super friendly. Poached eggs to die for (why can't I do this at home?). Partner had a bowl of porridge with fruit (she is the healthy eater) that could have kept a football team going to game's end). The bar had a buzz of excitement... More

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Darwin, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had a great breakfast here. Eggs cooked to perfection, lovely thick toast and stunning coffee. Superb atmosphere in this little lane. Ate with three others who all commented positively on their fare. A great place for weekend mornings. The outdoor heaters kepy us warm despite the very chilly weather. Average cost of a generous full breakfast was $16.00 so good... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have been coming to this place for many years now. It is somewhere which I have always recommended to my friends from out of town. The coffee and food are always good. What I have experienced of recent times is a degradation of customer service. It really feels like the customer is secondary to other goings on and not... More

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Murwillumbah, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

When my partner and I where in Melbourne a month ago we loved this place, it was one off the best places that had awesome coffee. The barista was so helpful and knowledge able about the coffee. The staff where very very friendly and kind. One of the best coffee place I recommend to go too.

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Perth
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We love the busy coffee strip in Degraves lane in Melbourne (opposite Flinders Station), but most of all the great staff, food and coffee at Degraves Espresso bar. We have been going here for a couple of years when we visit for footy weekends (from Perth). The Coffee is perfect and the food delicious but best of all is the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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469 reviews 469 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is one of those Melbourne checklist items that you must visit once on your trip to Melbourne but recognize that you’re doing it because of the local’s significant and not because you want great coffee or decent service. Every time I’ve walked by the place is packed so there must be something about it but I never saw it.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Terrible staff, asked if they were open still, he said just drinks, ordered a beer and sat outside 30 seconds later the hipster flog started packing up around us, he decided it was appropriate to slam each chair as hard as he could around us, about 2 minutes into our stay there was only our table and chairs left, very... More

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Pasadena, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Loved, loved this place! so cute and cozy! With so many coffee shops to chose from we chose Degraves because the music and food in the window was inviting. We happened upon this place while exploring the city on our recent trip to Melbourne. I ordered the breakfast panini and my husband had the spanish eggs. Delish! My cappucino was... More

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