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Degraves Espresso Bar

#700 of 4,210 Restaurants in Melbourne
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23 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(03) 9654 1245
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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
If you want funky Melbourne atmosphere, this is it

Okay, this may be something to impress the non-locals, but we enjoyed it. The food in Melbourne is universally overpriced. At this place, you can get a few above average tapas plates for a reasonable price. Seats are old movie theater seats. Atmosphere is either funky or grungy, depending on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
sally9242014
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Morristown, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Bathurst, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stopped here for breakfast. Had eggs benedict and the big breakfast. Both were good. Coffee was delicious but too small!! One mouthful and it was gone. I know this might be the trendy thing but seriously get bigger cups.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Okay, this may be something to impress the non-locals, but we enjoyed it. The food in Melbourne is universally overpriced. At this place, you can get a few above average tapas plates for a reasonable price. Seats are old movie theater seats. Atmosphere is either funky or grungy, depending on your outlook. We watched the bartender at work and both... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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98 restaurant reviews
399 helpful votes 399 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

CASH only café with average tasting tapas. We ordered the potatoes, calamari and mussels which were all okay and overpriced. You’re definitely paying more for the privilege of eating on DeGraves St. than for the actual food.

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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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69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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  • Address: 23 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9654 1245

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