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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Shop 1 50 Main St, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia
9725 6812
08:00 - 15:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I love their coffee, great menu. Beautiful friendly staff. Nicely decorated, and a very relaxed feel. It's a great experience.

Thank IMHAPPY123
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fantastic small coffee shop come small meal venue. Great selection of very nicely cooked and presented foods.

Thank Nigel L
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

A very popular locals haunt where the food never disappoints. Good service without being exceptional, but certainly no complaints. One strength is that you can eat and converse without interruption either by other customers sitting too close or loud music of any form. No rush to push you out either, so you can relax and enjoy it all.

Thank Stuart M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went there with 3 friends and ordered coffee and some food. coffee was really good.. food was alright, and some(1) staff was really nice, while the others were just average. It was a Sunday so maybe they were just not happy to be at work. But hey, they choose to work, so they should be better than that. Read many... More 

Thank nattyk555
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been customers of Bekendales in Croydon a number of times over several years. We found it relaxed, friendly, with very good coffee, snacks & lunches. More recently however standards have slipped in service & cleanliness, & the food lacked interest & freshness. We noted that the business had changed hands & with some regret we... More 

Thank Paulini53
Melbourne, Australia
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271 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere,the staff are very friendly,their coffee is excellent and they a good array of food at reasonable prices.

Thank Dennis N
Croydon, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Love this local cafe. It does get very busy but you can usually find a spot. The breakfast is great - eggs cooked perfectly- which seems easy but many Cafes get it wrong. The cakes are also really good .

Thank Sun_surf_ski47
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food and drinks were okay. It was very fully priced for what it was. Cosy (crowded) atmosphere..

Thank Ben S
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Had a breakfast here and really enjoyed it.the coffee was good, the breakfast was fresh and cooked very well. The only thing to improve will be the waiting time. It took half an hour till our breakfast got ready, apart from that, good job guys!

Thank Tavazoei
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I love this place. The food is wonderful. A very creative and interesting menu. If you can't find something to live here you are just too fussy.

Thank Wendy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 50 Main St, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Maroondah  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: 9725 6812

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