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Degraves Espresso Bar

Central Business District
Cafe, Australian
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23 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9654 1245
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this little street but I've noticed that the service is lacking. Is it because of the constant flow of customers and they don't have to try too hard to attract business? The food and tea here was good. It look a little while for us to be noticed and served and when we were I felt like I... More 

Thank WadeH90
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived unannounced on way to theatre. Ordered all maina despite knowing how good tapas were from last visit. We were hungry! The place was frantic but staff capable and efficient. All our meals arrived quickly, piping hot and perfectly cooked to order. Steak perfect, veges perfect. We will be back again and again and ....

Thank Cpillhome
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to get a table for 7 with no notice on Saturday night. Due to the large group I was able to taste a lot of the tapas dishes. All were delicious. The railway seats were quirky & immovable but added to the atmosphere. One of the most satisfying meals I've had in Melbourne & very reasonably... More 

Thank Samanthao186
Bicester, Oxfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly this was not one of our best Melbourne Laneways experiences, far from it. On a positive we got to sit outside on the last night of winter being a mild evening. Two of us shared four tapas dishes which was enough for an early dinner before an event at The Arts Centre. The food was very disappointing especially the... More 

Thank gobigsal
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Have heard good reviews about Degraves Espresso Bar, therefore went hunting for it. I was rather taken aback as I felt as if I was transported back in time...in a good way. Love the interior of the place. Enjoyed their big breakfast, the sausage was fantastic and the coffee was good. My friend had their Signature French Toast, yummyyyy!!! The... More 

Thank Wendy K
Caves Beach, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Loved the tapas here. Great laneways experience. We popped in with our family at the end of a long day of enjoying Melbourne. We had tapas in groups of three, their special. The staff were friendly and efficient. Service is quick too.

Thank Louise H
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Busy but good food. It was a relatively busy night, but they are able to cope with the ebb and flow of customers. The service was great, the food was nice, overall, al really nice experience.

Thank Grant H
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Compact classical Melbourne style with great espresso coffee and food. The place is an eclectic collection of mismatched tables & chairs, even a church pew cut in half!

Thank Mark R
Xiamen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

If you are rushing for time, this will be the cafe to go to. Fast and quick meals or to go! Breakfast prior to the mad rush to beat the office time! The inside sitting is a little clamped but outside offers more seats.

Thank RS8888
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I have gone to degraves espresso for the past decade and it pretty much hasn't changed, which is a good thing. It's far from perfect but slightly comforting. There's a nice atmosphere of young creative, conventionally alternative types who smoke too many cigarettes outside. You don't want to sit inside as it's noisy and the seats are very hard and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (03) 9654 1245

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.