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Cafe, Mediterranean, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Fabulous and delicious food every time. Staff are extremely friendly and the service is excellent. Brunch or Lunch nah you will not be disappointed with the Bay Lear. No. 1 place in Bendigo

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023 via mobile

We spent three nights in Bendigo, and visited three times for breakfast. The first time was on the recommendation of our hotel manager, and after that first visit we didn’t want to go anywhere else. The food all has a fairly Greek flavour to it...(even the pots of salt on the table are imported from Greece). Every time it was buzzing with energy. The dishes are standard cafe fare, but with a Mediterranean twist. I had Dukkah Eggs, and Eggs Benedict, and my wife couldn’t go past the Granola, which she said was the best she had ever had.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 March 2023

Great coffee, great food, excellent service. It’s clear the owners work on the floor here - they’re passionate about giving you quality food and perfect service, they’re affable and interested in the clientele - chatty and engaging in a busy fun setting. We had a...lovely morning where we took our time to enjoy our food and the ambiance - and even though they had a queue at one stage, at no point were we hurried or made to think we should move on. It wasMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 15 March 2023 via mobile

We had the best service, coffee and a terrific breakfast! A sunny day we sat outside, a busy, happy vibe. Owners run the place and have time to chat whilst being busy - really professional yet relaxed. Loved it. Did I say food was terrific?...It was. So too the coffees.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

What a gem this place is Bendigo is very lucky to have this cafe the food Is amazing and of very high standard Their moussaka is so delicious and the choice of dishes on the menu is amazinG You can always find a dish that...suits. The service is second to none you are always made to feel special and nothing is a bother Special mention to Leigh who goes out of his way to treat People so well Well done Bay Leaf you have got it right in every department 👏👏👏👏👏More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023

Situated on Mitchell st, what a great find. Staff attentive and friendly. Good cafe for brunch. So much to choose from. Tasty fare, good size portions. One downside, they don't book tables so you may have to wait outside for a few minutes for a...table to finish, as this is how popular this cafe actually is. Highly recommended and we will return.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 January 2023 via mobile

A wonderful find! Lovely friendly & attentive staff. Quick to set us up at a table then ordered at till. Delicious St Ali coffee & beautiful hot chocolate! Eggs Benedict and the buttermilk pancakes were both a hit. Delicious and generous servings. Impressed from start...to finish! Thankyou for the great experience & will return again. * Worth mentioning the stunning display cases with cakes and savory takeaway options were very tempting.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2022

A welcoming atmosphere. Excellent service and delicious food. The staff are attentive and great at offering advice on the menu options. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

Always welcoming friendly staff nothing is a bother food is right up there With the best coffee great have had many dishes here and sometimes find it hard to choose Beautifully cooked large selection and unlike some cafes if you only want coffee and cake...Not a problem this is one of the best places in Bendigo highly recommendMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022 via mobile

Great food awesome breakfast large servings. Egg dishes were tasty as. Busy but worth it the service was really prompt and attentive. Pity it isn’t opened on Sunday’s.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 February 2022 via mobile

Went on a saturday and was told kitchen closes at 2 we were there at 1.20 this is second time this has happened We’re told we could have coffee and cake really like this place but to be told this on a Saturday we left...and went Elsewhere where we had a very nice meal and coffee. We have always supported Bay Leaf throughout all the tough times as well and we’re most disappointed won’t Consider them again on weekends very sadMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 5 December 2021 via mobile

We’ve been four or five times over a period of 10 months. We ALWAYS leave very happy and content. It boils down to the last 5-10% of ‘finishing’ the meals. That little bit of extra finesse and professionalism means so much. As for today’s brunch....As usual: perfect.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 27 June 2021

My husband suggested, for some time, that we try this place out. I have my usual "go to" restaurants that I like to frequent so it took a bit of convincing. I was not disappointed! From the second you walk in the door, greeted by...very friendly and attentive staff, we were very well looked after. The food was incredible and plentiful. I think that it took less than 5 minutes before we had our lunch on the table. All cooked to absolute perfection!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021

When for lunch for the first time. WOW - food was fast and tasty plus good coffee. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 10 May 2021 via mobile

My boss took me out for coffee today, he chose this cafe as it’s a regular cafe he goes to. It’s brilliantly located walking distance from the railway station, and it’s in a prominent location. First impressions from the outside is that it’s just another...cafe, when you step inside the magic happens. The smell the freshly cooked Greek food will blow your mind! The cafe is fairly basic, seats are not even that comfortable, but oh my god.. I highly recommend you put this on your list of places to visit in Bendigo. Service was exceptional and the coffee was brilliant. I really must return one day to try their cakes, they looked absolutely brilliant.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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BAY LEAF FOOD STORE, Bendigo - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Bay Leaf Food Store offers takeaway services.

Bay Leaf Food Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5