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“New menu” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bekendales

Bekendales
1/50 Main St, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria i 3136, Australia
9725 6812
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Ranked #1 of 60 Restaurants in Croydon
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Melbourne, Australia
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“New menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Oh yum! They do a fabulous breakfast here, with a recently updated and extended menu. The coffee here is just so good, the food fresh, simple, delicious; and the cakes in the display cabinets will make you drool! All excellent value too. Still my favourite breakfast place in Croydon!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Corner Cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Great place for coffee, a quick snack especially when you need to have a short business meeting

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“Best in Croydon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

A great little cafe hidden away in Croydon.....even though it isn't located in a high traffic busy area of Main Street, is often well frequented and busy,, which says a lot about how good this place is. Well supported by people that have discovered it, they provide excellent service, food, cakes and importantly coffee.

Even though they are busy, Bekendales is certainly different to many other cafes that get busy and then have you waiting for ever for your food to emerge from the kitchen. We have been here a number of times and never had to wait terribly long even when they are busy. Getting a table/seat is probably the biggest problem as they aren't very big, however we have never not been able to get a table and the size enables them to provide great personal service.

Apart from fantastic coffee, they have a normal regular menu for breakfast and lunch - and then normally a selection of 4 or so specials which vary across a wide range of great dishes. I've never had a bad meal, and 9 times out of 10, the price of the specials provides excellent value for money (I think once there was a tasty eye fillet steak + accompaniments for at least 1/2 of what most others would charge).

The service is friendly, and the owners Bek and Dale are always happy to see you and love chatting to customers - this makes a great environment and always happy to go back.

I think from memory they may not accept credit cards or eftpos, so make sure you have some cash with you (or visit the nearby ATMs).

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Amaze-balls!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This little cafe is quite hidden in a busy street. Small menu but very reasonably priced and the quality is unbelievably delicious! It can get very busy so get in early to snap up a seat! HIGHLY recommend for a beautiful breakfast.

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“Delicious food in Croydon? Look no further.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We regularly breakfast here and it's an absolute favourite. There's a selection of delicious breakfast goodies, from muesli with poached fruits, to avocado and lime on sourdough toast, veggie breakfast with mushrooms, pesto, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, etc. Expect to pay from $8 - $16. Or there are always sweet and savoury muffins, and a range of delicious sweet treats. Owners Dale and Beck are friendly (hence the name Beck n Dales- took me a while to work that one out!), rarely have to wait more than 10 mins for your freshly cooked order to appear, and the coffee is really good. They also serve lunch. Only problem is getting a table, it's a popular haunt.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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