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Cafe au Lait

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20 Mitchell Street, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Description: Popular cafe in CBD, great coffee and cakes. Ideal for a light meal, try...
Popular cafe in CBD, great coffee and cakes. Ideal for a light meal, try the upstairs seating, great for people watching!
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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Poor product

Coffee was only warm, one came out and then 5 minutes later another. Two cakes were ordered, one came out.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Helen H
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Bendigo
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bendigo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Coffee was only warm, one came out and then 5 minutes later another. Two cakes were ordered, one came out.

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Just a Saturday lunch with a friend. First impression a bit grubby and lacking any style. Self serve your own water, tried 3 glasses before we found a clean one. Finally waved down the waitress, mind you the place only sits about 20 inside so hard to be invisible! We both ordered Caesar salad, one with chicken, one no anchovies.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

After a great lunch and fabulous coffee at the Bath Lane cafe around the corner we found this one. If your into cafes, great coffee and a little bit of travel come to Bendigo. Two new, really great coffee destinations discovered on the same day, fantastic! If l had the time l'd start a coffee blog.

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Bendigo, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

was accosted by the manager of this poorly run cafe on a very busy footpath to pay an already paid bill. The service was slow, confusing and the order was wrong. I wrote to the manager and let him know of my dismay at his service only to have a caustic reply written in a very childish manner. Very VERY... More 

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Australia
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Ate here for 3 days over Easter - found the staff very pleasant and they remembered us on our 2nd and 3rd visit. Found the food good, well priced, plenty of it and the iced coffee was excellent. Two days we just went back for a 2nd iced coffee. Toilet facilities clean. Would certainly recommend it and will return when... More 

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Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Not a place I would return to fairly average needs a good makeover rather tired. Coffee was not very good quite bitter would not rush back

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Great location on Mitchell St, lovely upstairs area. Service is very good most days and the food is lovely. There is also outdoor seating and room and tolerance of prams for any mums wanting to go for coffee with friends. :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Been here a few times, the service is slow. I have had my orders made incorrectly both times I have been. To top it off I had a fly in my wrap. Menu is boring.

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Sydney Australia
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The coffee was ok - fairly ordinary and someone else said cramped, I agree. It is a bit close in there. Staff were friendly, but the coffee was just not that good. I would find another place if I was going again.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Nice little cafe with good ambiance let down a little by the food. We ordered a 'super breaky' and was disappointed to find that the mushrooms came out of tin and the wilted baby spinich that was listed on the menu had been left off and we had to request it. The chipolats (baby sasuage) was way too overcooked and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Mitchell Street, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Bendigo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

Popular cafe in CBD, great coffee and cakes. Ideal for a light meal, try the upstairs seating, great for people watching!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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