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The Bank Cafe & Espresso


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Cafe, Australian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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All reviews falafel plate sourdough toast chai great coffee all day breakfast love this place friendly service delicious food paula posters buns barista avocado funky brekkie pumpkin bowl
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Reviewed 6 days ago

"Choice" is the main characteristic of the Cafe --- choice in menu components; choice in seating styles; choice in seating locations (indoors or outdoor) and choice in time given to relaxation, and enjoyment, in the refurbished decor. Staff are very pleasant, knowledgeable of dishes and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lynette D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to this place regularly The food and coffee is always really good The bonus is that the service is very friendly even when really busy

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Frankly-speaking100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A vegan chef means more vegan options on the menu! The tofu scramble is damn good! Plus they have some vegan desserts; they’re raw, but ok. There is a waitress there who is totally on the ball; lovely. The rest however seem a bit vague....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 971Chrissi971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here three times fo morning coffee and cake. The first time was around six months ago and I gave the coffee 10 out of 10, a rare event indeed! The next time was a couple of weeks ago and the coffee was disappointing....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to The Bank Cafe for lunch to catch up with friends in Lismore. Very friendly staff. A nice environment. And a good selection on the menu. Good vegetarian options. Both of the meals ordered were enjoyable.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 931brendanq
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Funky, interesting cafe Stopped in for breakfast. Good menu with veg and vegan options Great breakfast and coffee ☕️ Would visit again

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank catherinewF7615DI
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

If you are a local or visiting vegan you must try the scrambled tofu. It’s the best I’ve ever had and fills me right up! Even if you’re not vegan - this meal is a winner 😄

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank plantbased96
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

My sister, brother in-law and I had breakfast here. She and I had buttermilk pancakes which were beautifully presented and delicious to boot. Brother in law had the fritters which he thoroughly enjoyed. Service was above and beyond. Paula was just delightful and looked after...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank travelltales
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited this great cafe for breakfast, brunch and lunch on a number of occasions. Impressed by the friendly staff, delicious food, cool posters and relaxed ambiance. Do you self a favour and make time to eat, drink (coffee smoothies and milkshakes are fab! btw)...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leopoldh2013
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Fantastic vegan breakfast! Enough for two people, absolutely delicious definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: November 2018
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