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The Central Milkbar

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85 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Nice place but pity about the grumpy couple.

This place has all the makings of great place. Interesting decor, great location for looking out the window, good coffee and an interesting menu but I can't work out why the couple behind the counter are in hospitality as they don't engage with the customers. I have been there twice now as it is a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2014
Deandt
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Melbourne, Australia
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

brusque and unpleasant staff. waited ages for our coffees. avoid this place. there are many more options in Beechworth

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Tallangatta, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Always consistently good - well worth a visit if you are in the area. Highly recommend the feta and spinach pie - I don't know what they do to it but it is amazing.

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Beechworth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

David and Poppy are very friendly and make great coffee. They have a good range of tasty cakes/etc too.

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Melbourne
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Coffee not bad, at times expensive for some of the food. Can't get over the staff though! They both look so dreadfully unhappy I wonder why they are in the industry. Can hardly muster up a smile or even a thank you...really puts me off going. Service is free guys!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Upon my visit to The central milkbar i and my friends ordered milkshakes and sat outside because it was a nice day until we were interrupted and abruptely told to find somewhere else by one of the workers due to having food from another shop which we were halfway through eating regardless of being paying customers. There were few customers... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Small corner cafe with a limited menu but great coffee (Merlo coffee). We had coffee here on consectutive days early in the week and, on both occasions, the place was filled with locals. Good spot to sit and enjoy the coffee while watching the passing parade of Beechworth.

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Canberra
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

With most of the better known coffee shops closed, we had a coffee at the Milkbar today. The coffee was very good indeed. Recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place has all the makings of great place. Interesting decor, great location for looking out the window, good coffee and an interesting menu but I can't work out why the couple behind the counter are in hospitality as they don't engage with the customers. I have been there twice now as it is a great place to sit on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This place often looks busy so we thought we'd try the coffee.....won't go back. Two people working on a holiday......probably not enough. The man making the coffee couldn't raise a smile or even a pleasant look! The lady was busy washing up and wiping the floor rather than serving. SO, coffee making had to be interrupted to take the orders,... More 

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Beechworth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Disappointed to read some of the reviews about the Central Milkbar. As locals, along with many other locals of Beechworth, it is a favourite with us. We love our Saturday morning breakfasts and have not had a meal that we haven't been happy with. The owners are always friendly and most obliging, they deliver coffees to staff from nearby businesses... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Beechworth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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