We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Lekker

11 Doveton St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5332 8141
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 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
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (276)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 273 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful meals, fantastic coffee, great venue and friendly staff. Would definitely reccommend to anyone looking for a delicious meal or just a drink. Have been here many times and will definitely be back

Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very popular, friendly staff, good service and good food. They open at 8am for breakfast on Mothers day, 7am on other days. Lots of yummy egg dishes, But my Pankakes were the best.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good thing we got there at 8.30am as the café quickly filled with people looking for breakfast on a cold Ballarat morning. My Lekker Breakfast was enjoyable except that the bacon which was soft and cooked to my liking, tasted burnt, having probably been cooked...More

Thank Joan0452013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this cafe as it came highly rated on TripAdvisor. I cannot fault the service as the staff were friendly and attentive and understood the meaning of a "hot" coffee. The coffee itself was good, but not great. There is definitely better to be had...More

Thank Silverbenz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phoned early in the morning to check if we could make a booking as we were on limited time and also whether Lekker was wheelchair accessible. I was told the front was not but there was a door and a little ramp alongside in the...More

1  Thank natalierosegretton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really welcoming, warm environment with very friendly staff, who had a smile for you even when they were really busy. Nothing was too much trouble. Yummy, tasty food, with great menu selection, and most importantly, great coffee.

Thank Rachael M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast with a 3 yo can be difficult. But the quick service made it much easier. Breakfast amazing

Thank G U
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Menu looked great as are the reviews so decided to try this place for lunch when visiting Ballarat for work. But after 15 minutes without being offered a menu or any service, I left. There were two young waitresses but clearly no one running the...More

Thank Glyn W
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My husband & I love Lekker. The SJ & The Whipper are delicious! Coffee is fantastic 99.9% of the time but every so often there’s one that’s a tad burnt but still drinkable. Service is always lovely. Their hollandaise is the best I’ve had.

Thank Liss359
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We always stop off for a break in Ballarat when driving to and from Melbourne and this cafe is our new favourite. Excellent staff, food and service. Could not fault it at all. It was a busy lunchtime and the staff were rushed off their...More

1  Thank Richard T
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 hotels in Ballarat
SureStay Hotel By Best Western Mid City Ballarat
179 reviews
.04 km away
Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar
284 reviews
.23 km away
The George Hotel
174 reviews
.26 km away
Craig's Royal Hotel
306 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Merkama
163 reviews
.05 km away
Mitchell Harris Wine Bar
183 reviews
.09 km away
Harry Limes
261 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Art Gallery of Ballarat
582 reviews
.31 km away
Lydiard Street
190 reviews
.31 km away
Ballarat Visitor Information Centre
90 reviews
.22 km away
Ballarat Railway Station
84 reviews
.43 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from ValnMel | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know yes.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
The best breakfast place in Ballarat
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing