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Degraves Espresso Bar

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23 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(03) 9654 1245
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 73
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  • 30
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  • 13
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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
quaint, laneway breakfast

We travel to Melbourne several times a year. One thing that we always do is have a laneway breakfast. There is nothing better. We hadn't been to Degraves before and we thought it was time to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised. We loved the quaintness of the torn old cinema seats. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
worldtravellers1995
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travel to Melbourne several times a year. One thing that we always do is have a laneway breakfast. There is nothing better. We hadn't been to Degraves before and we thought it was time to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised. We loved the quaintness of the torn old cinema seats. The food was scrumptious and the... More 

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Thank worldtravellers1995
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here because it was recommended, which is quite a feat in a city renowned for its coffee. The coffee is superb. There isn't the chance it would be bad and if it was I think they would happily make you a new one. This place is good for brekkie, brunch or lunch. Paninis for $10 including pork belly... More 

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Thank JS5071
Bunbury, Australia
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345 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We strolled through Melbourne looking for food on our first night there and walked up a very busy Degraves St. There happened to be a free table at this restaurant so we grabbed it. The waitress was very prompt and friendly. The setting is fun, with lots of restaurants having tables in the middle of the street, creating a great... More 

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Thank Kerry C
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant had seats arranged on the streets and this looks great nights and morning which are the peak hours. Enjoyed 3tapas for $32 - decent portions and tasted great. Will come back again !

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Thank Radi906
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located at Degreaves St, this cafe has a good vibe. Tapas style food, wide variety and is popular. Coffee is good. Staff are friendly.

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Thank Snooper238
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stop in for breakfast and a coffee. Service is quick and the atmosphere is fun. If you are gluten free there are plenty of options which is always a bonus.

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Thank travellife25
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the 3 tapas got $32. They were delicious. Highly recommend. I also had a chai latte. When I asked for it sweet, the server offered me a pot of honey! Coffee was absolutely delicious. Note: Cash only. There is an atm round the corner.

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Thank Kim B
Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The latte, chai, fresh juice and breakfast is spectacular here. It epitomises what Melbourne's cafe eat scenery is all about, a bohemian classic

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Thank Reinhardt K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Melbourne has a vibrant coffee culture and I must say that it is difficult to find a crappy coffee there. Most are good but Degraves serves great coffee! You will always see the place crowded and that is a good enough sign for you to try this establishment out. You should try their breakfast too as they are quite well... More 

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Thank Donovan C
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best breakfast I think we have ever had. You have to try the Green Eggs. Soft scrambled eggs with fried red onions, basil pesto and feta mixed in. I have been coming to this café for years and years. Always consistently good. Tip: Ask for the coffee to be a 80 degrees. It will be hot then.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: Spanish

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.