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USD 4 - USD 20
Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 November 2021

Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones. They're the modern stone age family. From the town of Bedrock, They're a page right out of history. The building reminded me of something and I finally remembered what... in the Flintstones, there is Drive In food shop that Fred orders...a rack of meat from... this is what the building looks like. Anyways, I was digressing ... so onto this place. It is always busy, and I can see why... it's located where you can find car parking in town - which is a rare thing. I only received average service here, but the bread I ordered... a white sour dough was yummy.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 15 July 2021

This is a fun place - located in an architectually significant circular concrete building that used to be a Beaurepaire tire place. Indoor and outdoors spaces. Some outdoor spaces have plastic blinds to stop the wind. But we were there on a cool but sunny...Bendigo winter day and sat with the sun on our backs outside, socially distanced of course. Yummy house-made crumpets with honey from their own beehives on the roof. And the Vegie Breaky was amazingly delicious and generous: 2 poached eggs, 2 slices of their yummy soughdough toast, mushrooms, house made spicy beans, spinach. Great value. Good coffee too. It is also a bakery, so you can purchase good quality soughdough bread of all types, muffins and other goodies.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

The service is great and the breakfast is delicious. As advertised, the bread is wonderful. The place has a fun mid-century aesthetic and is suitable for families, or for takeaway coffee and fresh bread. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 13 December 2020

Stopped by here on Saturday the 12th of December, and placed an order for some food. There really wasn’t that much on order, the young lass behind the counter seemed to be too busy talking to a young bloke at the side of the counter...and then realised we were there waiting to be served. She told the young bloke that she had to serve us and would get back to him. We ordered a Breakfast Frittata, a Ham, cheese and Tomato Toastie and another Toastie with only cheese and Tomato. She said it only came with the ham, I told her I didn’t eat meat and could I have one one minus the ham, and requested no butter to be put on the outside of the bread, we asked about the drinks, and were told the cold ones were over in the fridge on the side. There were no prices that we could see for the food and the drinks. We took, 2 lemonades and a Schweppes. I went to pay for the bill and again I reminded her that there was to be no butter to put on the outside of the toastie for the cheese and tomato. She assured me this was noted. Our bill came to $46.80, a rather expensive lunch in my view. We took our table number and went outside, only to find the tables were somewhat dirty and the lass who was cleaning the other tables was chatting with another girl. We didn’t like the first table that we had chosen, as it had a wet spillage on top of it, and chose the second table, which was a bit better than the first. Our order came out about ten mins later. The frittata looked decent, however the chutney was too sweet for the person’s likening, the ham cheese & tomato was average and a skimpy service of salad. The side of the plate which consisted of a few strands of julienne carrots and one or two pieces of rocket which was pulled out of a bag, and the cheese and tomato toastie came out with the Top Layered Buttered, when I had requested twice before hand I did not want this. On checking my docket bill, I noticed that they had charged me for the Ham, when I told them I didn’t eat meat. For two toasties at the price of $10.50 each, I thought was a complete rip off. It worked out to be $15.60 per person for lunch, the only good thing I can say is that the bread was lovely and fresh. Won’t be back here again, as it was an expensive lunch with basic food and the young lass behind the till needs to improve her listening skills if she wants to give good customer service in the future.More

Date of visit: December 2020
The Good Loaf, Owner at The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2021

Hi Jane, we’re sorry to hear you had this experience and we appreciate the feedback. If you could email us at info@thegoodloaf.com.au we’d love to talk to you further.

Reviewed 8 November 2020

I picked up a coffee and a toasted vegetable focaccia to take away. The service was cheery and personable.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020

The service was prompt and pleasant. I ordered a vegetable frittata, which came heated up and with a slaw-type salad. Also on the plate was a tomato sauce. As well I ordered a cappuccino. The frittata was fine, and included spinach, pumpkin and feta amongst...other things. There was a bit too much pumpkin, making the whole thing a little too sweet. The salad was good. However the tomato sauce was horribly sweet and cloying, and I left 90% of it - a better alternative would have been a tomato sauce with much less sugar and a touch of chilli. The coffee was fine.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

Dropped in for an afternoon coffee between meetings; coffee did not disappoint. Went back following morning for breakfast mainly for the coffee. Toasted ham and cheese did not disappoint either! 👍🏼👍🏼

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019

Not the greatest sweets but still alright teasting- I had a vegan berry cheesecake. I also had an iced coffee here which was nice.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019 via mobile

Excellent breakfast Coffee too Bread a real treat Especially the pumpkin But the staff were wonderful Went far above norm It was a dear friends birthday and I wanted to take her cake No problem Chocolate Decorated with fresh mint and icing sugar Boxed and...presented to table whilst we are breakfast Excellent ! Plus the cake was delicious Well done ! Susan SimsMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

Happened upon this awesome bakery while looking for somewhere for breakfast on our way through from Melbourne. Love the unique old building and the retro vibe. Our breakfast was really delicious and generous, great coffee too. We will definitely visit again when in Bendigo next.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Yes, The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery and Cafe offers takeaway services.

The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery and Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4