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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

An interesting place in the heart of Bendigo. Quite a good selection of breakfast treats at reasonable prices. Great coffee too. Staff were very attentive and service was great. Not the best cafe I've ever been to, but better than average and worth a try.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

We had the best breakfasts at Sim R while in Bendigo. Had to keep going back. Great friendly service and amazing food. Thanks guys!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Excellent coffee, nice croissant & scones. Friendly staff. Central location ( 2 min walking from Information Centre). Happy to came here for our breakfast .

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023

The staff were friendly and helpful, paying special attention to allergies. The iced coffee and fresh squeezed juice were great! The meals, could not be faulted, well-cooked, nicely presented, and delicious. Sim R also stocks its own line of sourdough, as well as other take...home options including: Crumpets, Quiche, Sauces and more. I am so happy to have found such a great local cafe! I will most definitely be returning. = )More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2022

This was our first time at this cafe, but it won't be the last. Friendly prompt service, delicious food, and great coffees and fresh juices. We sat at one of the outside tables on the footpath.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022

Fortunatgely we had made a Monday lunch reservation, without which we'd have had to sit outside in the cold! We were given menus soon after being seated and placed our orders maybe 10 minutes later. Given how busy they were we were pleasantly surprised that...the meals came within 15 minutes, nice and hot and good size serves. We ordered coffees towards the end of the meal and they came promptly, exactly as ordered. The meals were probably on the higher side of average prices but still reasonable value.More

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

I found this little gem on TripAdvisor as I was looking for GF cafes in Bendigo. I can’t praise this café enough, so glad we went there. Clean, all the staff were efficient & friendly, not just towards their customers but equally between themselves which...was lovely to see they all complimented each other. The food was amazing, equally was the coffee. We ordered coffees with the Baby Baby breakfast. & went back after our walk to go get another coffee. Can’t wait to come back to Bendigo & will definitely go back to that Cafe 👍👍More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

This cafe was recommended & it was an excellent cafe with excellent food with excellent staff who were very friendly and accomodated 7 ladies without a hassle. We went there 3 days in a row for breakfast and we felt very welcome every time! Great...menu and very enjoyable.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

This was my second visit to Sim r . Last time was for lunch and this time for breakfast. It was just as good . Great menu choices and friendly service. I had pancakes with bacon, maple syrup and ice cream….. I’d recommend it !

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 May 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed our breakfast. I had the savoury French toast and my husband had the scrambled eggs with sides. Popular venue

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022

We stumbled across Sim R Cafe by chance the first morning of our stay in Bendigo, and went back for breakfast the next two days as well. Their coffee is very good and so is the food - we enjoyed scrambled eggs, toasties and granola...but there were lots of other good options as well, including for lunch. Staff very friendly and welcoming. The cafe was busy with both locals and tourists which is a good sign. Very central location for downtown Bendigo.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022 via mobile

We normally self-cater for breakfast but didn't this trip and, to be honest, were walking to another cafe for breakfast when we walked passed this cafe. It looked busy - always a good sign - and they would provide items that were not in the...menu for us. Service was quick and REALLY friendly. Prices were very reasonable and the food and coffee for both of us was stunning. Absolute gem of a cafe that shows their competence as business managers when they've been there 10 years.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 29 April 2022

After going to another cafe for breakfast we gave up waiting to be served and left. We then went to Sim’R. What a contrast. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Initial coffees ordered straight away. Breakfast order was taken and arrived in a good time period....During meal staff member asked how everything was going - very well. Very pleasant experience should be the normal everywhere but it’s not.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

Absolute MUST DO - we had breakfast here,the service, menu variety, and coffee = Exceptional . We will definitely be back😊

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022

Had coffee and food here on Thursday. Very nice. On Friday I was with a party of four. Three ordered food and we all ordered coffee. I bought a kebab from an adjoining eatery. Despite the fact that we all ordered coffee and three ordered...meals I was asked to leave. In my fourty five years of dining I have never been so humiliated. I could understand their position if we only ordered from another cafe but we did not and unfortunately our young waiter would not budge. Poor effort from the management. I wont be goingback thereMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Yes they do. They cater for children and are very family friendly. Even have coloring books for kids.
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Sim R Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5