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Cafe Lekker

11 Doveton St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5332 8141
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“avocado smash” (6 reviews)
“potato rosti” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Doveton St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Had to try Cafe Lekker whilst in town. Lekker meaning good in Afrikaans. So it had to be good.., and it was. Will come back for breakfast tomorrow. Yum!

Thank Aussieguy71
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I was very impressed with the friendly and welcoming service which greeted me when I visited Café Lekker with a friend. We only had coffee and cake but both elements were suburb! I certainly recommend visiting this café. The atmosphere is also very pleasant.

Thank didimckeown
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I come here for brunch from time to time. But one visit really stood out. I really like the tukki sausages so that’s what I usually order and my friend gets the big breakfast (can’t remember if it’s actually called that on...More

Thank Tiana P
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We were passing through for a quick meal on our way from Melbourne to Adelaide and we found this place to be such a hidden gem! Did a quick Trip Adviser search which met our expectations. We were immediately greeted at the door even though...More

Thank Khanh N
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Sooo disappointed with my meal- "salt n pepper calamari with Asian pickled salad"-I received 5 bite size pieces of calamari on huge bed of salad. What's with you chefs/cooks? Calamari is very cheap to buy!! It isn't a delicacy like lobster!!! Serve it accordingly with...More

Thank dsarn0ld
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great breakfast at Cafe Lekker - generous country style servings with city style. My baked eggs (the special) were delicious. The coffee was great, service slick (despite being very busy). Doesn't have much street appeal but don't walk past - our research...More

Thank Monique D
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Lekker is dutch for yummy and their food is definitely that. We walked in at closing but they seated us anyway and served their all day breakfast. All very delicious and lovely service.

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 27 September 2017

My car was in for service, so I headed for Cafe Lekker as I know they serve omelettes & Jasmine tea - two of my favourite things. The cafe didn't disappoint. The staff are always smiling & friendly & welcoming. I find the prices very...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed with friendly staff. They offered many options for the girls. Fast efficient service with great food. I had soup of the day which was delicious. The booths are very suitable for children. We had a great time and stayed at least an...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely fresh breakfast, generous serves and seasonal local produce. Tuki sausages especially delicious and you must try!

Thank familyfuninsun
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19 October 2017|
Response from Amy L | Reviewed this property |
It's an Australian cafe. typical bacon eggs and avo. Lunch is sandwiches and foccacias etc. No traditional dutch food that I saw on the menu.
1 July 2017|
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Response from humsup | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't remember. But I do remember there was a few on the menu. Basically they had quite a mixed menu of food for all. Covered all the bases.
Jenn H
2 May 2016|
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Response from ValnMel | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Doveton St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5332 8141
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