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The Central Milkbar

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85 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Good coffee.. sad staff

I agree with other reviewers.. great coffee but the staff are not friendly nor seem happy to be there..!! Worth it to get a good cup of coffee I guess.. or go across the road to the new honey discovery and get a cup of exceptional coffee with happy friendly staff..!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
lauz1313
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Beechworth, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The coffee and service is wonderful. Great coffee and food and the service was amazing. We were made to feel at home. Would return.

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1 Thank thepelicanshop
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

What a u e place to chill out. The coffee was great and so were the cakes. The staff were attentive and friendly and sitting outside was pleasant.

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1 Thank Glenara
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166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Only had coffee here but the place has a welcoming vibe and many locals were there. The staff were friendly. A good coffee spot.

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Thank 29plymouth
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Over-priced coffee and not terribly helpful when it comes to dealing with food allergies. Try somewhere else ...

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Thank Andrew H
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

I'm really confused about the flak this cafe has copped on trip advisor. I'm a regular visitor to beechworth and often go to milkbar for coffee, cake and sometimes lunch. The owners (I think they are a husband and wife duo) are always really nice people. He might not be the loudest barista I've ever met but I quite like... More 

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1 Thank Henryhotpants
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I agree with other reviewers.. great coffee but the staff are not friendly nor seem happy to be there..!! Worth it to get a good cup of coffee I guess.. or go across the road to the new honey discovery and get a cup of exceptional coffee with happy friendly staff..!!

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1 Thank lauz1313
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank Pen0408
Tallangatta, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank Lauren E
Beechworth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 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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Thank RhoJo88
Albury, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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