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Degraves Espresso Bar

23 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9654 1245
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Ranked #435 of 3,976 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
Darwin, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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459 reviews 459 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
300 helpful votes 300 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
Senior Reviewer
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Ordered the green eggs breakfast. Food was fast and very nice. When we sat down no one came to serve us until we yelled out to them. Staff member came back 3 times to confirm the very simple order we made. At the end my change was literally chucked into my hand without a single word being exchanged. Will never... More

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Canberra, Australia
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222 reviews 222 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I had breakfast here during a business visit to Melbourne. It certainly is typical of the many cafes and restaurants that can be from in Melbourne's lanes and alleys. I enjoyed my poached eggs and coffee. Plenty of flavour and well priced. The service was good and the atmosphere is very relaxed and a little on the hippy side. Certainly... More

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Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Great food, friendly service. Many people were repeat customers. Great value for money. Will defnately return when next in Melbourne

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