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We're a small café located in one of the most beautiful cities in Australia: Ballarat

Our shop caters to those seeking a return to original style home-cooked meals, excellent coffee, and treats that should satisfy just about anyone who seeks high quality, fresh ingredients and healthy choices. 

The food: 

Our cooks: Coco & Sally, are the talents in the kitchen who consistently produces the high standards our diners have come to expect. (No to margarine, yes to butter, no to canola oil, yes to grapeseed, no to bleached sugar, yes to raw! and the list goes on) Eat real food and you'll feel real too!  Warning: Chicken nuggets & chips are not on offer here.

The beverages:

Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate,'s all here!
Coffee and tea is provided by Padre Coffee of East Brunswick, they're an obsessive bunch of roasters and grinders who source beans from all over the world to bring you incredible single origin and seasonal blends. Read more about them here:

The people:

Julie (Manager) 
Coco (Cook) 
Taylor (Cook/Barista/customer service) 
Donna (Barista/customer service)
Sally (Cook/Barista/customer service) 
Warren (A.K.A. Samantha)(Barista/customer service) 
My name's Steph (Barista/customerservice)



Padre Coffee
Padre Coffee

We can be very particular (some would say obsessive) about the way it is produced, prepared and presented.

Our dedicated roasting team put all of their time and energy into the curation of a diverse, accessible and ever-changing range of premium single origin and blended coffee beans, which we’re proud to source from traders and farmers all around the world that know the value of quality and believe - as we do - in ethical and sustainable production.

We roast our coffee in small, loving batches; juggling time, temperature and air-flow to create a fulfilling flavour profile for each bean. It's a pleasure to taste and test our coffee exhaustively, and to brew with the very best equipment. At Padre we drink coffee every way we know how, and are devoted to the education and information that will help our customers to get the best out of every cup.

The food!
The food!

We partner with local suppliers to bring you the freshest ingredients every day. Wilsons for fruit and vegetables, and Davis for meats and poultry, both of whom have the highest standards and support local growers and farmers. With daily deliveries, and every meal prepared on the day, food couldn't get any fresher, it makes all the difference in the world. We guarantee you'll feel good after every meal, after all, that's the whole idea when you want to dine out. You need to know where your food comes from, what goes into it, preparation, and that every step of the way, hygiene, professionalism and very tasty food is what is presented to you on your plate.