Coffee in Bendigo (2014)

Our top picks for coffee in Bendigo.

Get Naked Espresso Bar (73 Mitchell Street) Newly opened, they use T’Hooft fair-trade beans, have siphon coffee and a SLAYER; they’re serious.

El Gordo

El Gordo

The Bendigo Corner Store Café (305 View Street) has organic, sustainable and fair-trade blends from Espresso Syndicate, as well as single origin on offer. They also grind their decaf to order – fresh! Worth the drive a bit further out of the city centre.

At the very popular, and newly expanded Old Green Bean (179 Lyttleton Terrace) Chris & Zoe roast their coffee in-house to produce seasonal blends and a changing variety of single origin offerings. They know their coffee, have beautiful baked goods on offer, vintage fashion, and a very loyal, dedicated following. Try and get a table – I dare you.

You’ll often see us at Brewhouse Coffee Roasters (402 Hargreaves Street). Rumour has it that owner Corey has travelled the world on a coffee mission and he knows his stuff (he’s obsessed, apparently), we can certainly taste it. Their coffee offerings change seasonally, and their Synesso machine makes one mean brew.
Cafe Thirty8 (King Street) now stock their coffee too, if you’re in town.

Consistently good coffee and friendly service at The Subtle Eye (Bull Street). A great place to schedule a meeting (more one-on-one, than committee size) or go alfresco and watch the world go by. They serve Illy Coffee. It’s pretty high on Petit Pixel’s list.

Other I Heart Bendigo favourites are:

Sim’r (236 Hargreaves Street), also at the Bendigo Library (259 Hargreaves Street)
Simone & Randall have a very smooth organic blend from Grata Coffee.

The Dispensary Enoteca, also in Chancery Lane. A very cool place to hang out and sip a latte or two. Paste-ups and an owner with a quite decent taste in music. Service; impeccable.

Coffee Business 234 Hargreaves Street
Their business is coffee! (As well as tea, breakfast, lunch and they have a good vegetarian/vegan range).

Cafe El Beso 87 View Street
A gorgeous little place across the road from the Art Gallery. (Pssst! The chai is real here, like in proper chai).

The Good Loaf 404 Hargreaves Street
FANTASTIC bread and coffee to match – Reuben & crew make a good brew. Get the pumpkin bread, I swear to you.
Very handy for people watching too. (Thanks for the reminder HappyDays11).

El Gordo (Chancery Lane) have their own ethically and sustainably sourced blend of coffee roasted locally by Coffee Basics, their own range of crockery made by Bendigo Pottery, and a dedicated grinder for decaf beans. Niiiice

Percy & Percy brew a nice drop in their lovely shop at the corner of Hargreaves & Baxter Streets.

Cortillé (322 Lyttleton Terrace) also have suspended coffee, where you can purchase a cup for those less fortunate than yourself.

Check out our post on Coffee Roasters in Bendigo for the real stuff direct from the roaster, and here’s an article about Bendigo’s coffee from The Bendigo Advertiser on 5 July 2012.

Updated 26 February 2014


About iheartbendigo

The unofficial guide to Bendigo and Central Victoria.
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17 Responses to Coffee in Bendigo (2014)

  1. happydays11 says:

    Agree with all coffe choices, but can I add:
    The Good Loaf – great sittinng outside on a range of eclectic chairs (complete with knitted rugs for
    cooler days)! Coffee great; people watching, excellent.
    Coffee Business (formerly Coffee Select) – stand out service (ie they preempt your order on arrival)
    and coffee wide ranging in origin and superb. Cosy inside – limited seating but that’s what makes it
    A “controversial addition” – for those with little kiddies, try Maccas (there, I’ve said it). A life saver
    when you need four walls and entertainment for the littlies and a quite decent beverage.
    Congrats on the blog. Love it.

    • I totally agree about The Good Loaf – lovely coffee, and yes, really nice atmosphere and brilliant food.
      We haven’t had as good service at Coffee Business, but maybe we should give them another try?
      Oh I can’t go Maccas, sorry! If I’ve ever been desperate enough, I’ve always regretted buying coffee there – and never been able to finish one!

      Thanks for the comments, we really appreciate it!

  2. Leah says:

    Might I add that Cafe Thirty8 also grind fresh decaf for each decaf order. Infact, we grind our Veneziano beans fresh for each & every coffee:)

  3. Yes, a good coffee can be had at Cafe Thirty8. They also have tables outside on quiet and leafy King Street. See our post on Free wifi in Bendigo.

  4. Marie Ciancio says:

    Thanks SO much for putting us in your list of favourites!, We really appreciate that you enjoy our coffee & our service! and that you share your experiences with others.
    By the way, new lunchtime specials list out today (plug!)
    Marie, Tony & Rob
    from The Subtle Eye

  5. jess says:

    Every time I try anywhere but T’Hooft, I’m usually left wishing I didn’t feel so silly being a creature of habit and going there every day for my coffee. The staff are super friendly and the choc blue berry waffles just ace! x

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  7. Very nice article. I absolutely love this site.

    Continue the good work!

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  9. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the updated list! I heard a lil whisper that the space above Brewhouse is being vacated & there’s potential for a new brewhouse space for evenings! Shhh 🙂

  10. Naomi mannes says:

    Hi there
    I think its time you added a few great coffee spots to your list or so a new review. Personally i highly rate The old Green Bean fir awesome coffee with a smile, very consistent.
    Edwards Providore is great for coffee too and service always friendly. Both of thesrs places mentioned have great food too 🙂

  11. Naomi Mannes says:

    Appologies, just realised you have The Old Green Bean on your list. Strathfieldsaye bakery always make a great coffee too for the out of towners 🙂
    The General Store have served great coffee also on last 3 visits there

  12. Sim’R coffee comes from “custom coffees” not grata ( technically ) . These are 2 different businesses.

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