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The Counter

££ - £££Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
96 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
+61 3 9815 2787
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
“great salads” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
96 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Breakfast was served by friendly staff. We sat in the courtyard which has good heaters. The rectangular tables are a little strange as the seats down one side are higher than the chairs, so your friends are looking down on you if you are are...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing little cafe with a nice courtyard. Baked eggs where great and the coffee was better! Their ice lattes are the best drink for a hot day

Thank Pjpm
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Called in today for coffee and cake. Very friendly staff. Great selection of cakes. Caramel slice was superb. Coffee was spot on. Sat outside. Very cosy. Would come again.

1  Thank Phil R
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great food and friendly service. However, there are often 2-3 dogs in outdoor space, often making a noise. Worse the wait staff often pet the dogs and I wonder if they wash their hands before serving food!! Just saying ......

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Locals, we often drop into the counter for a quick and tasty lunch. Great salads, great cakes and great coffee. Noisy and busy, you will get good value for money here.

Thank garycorrie
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A very popular local cafe. Food ok, service is often slow but usually friendly. Not advised to go there for a quiet chat at lunchtimes. Very crowded and noisy with coffee machine working in background in small space. Outdoor area nice on warm day. Check...More

Thank PicklesTasmania
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Great choices for everything with daily specials. I love the outdoor eating areas. They supply snuggle rugs on the cold days as well! Polite staff with efficient service. Be careful of the time limits with parking around the area. Very close to the Auburn Station...More

Thank PicklesTasmania
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Entering the cafe there is a plethora of tempting choices arranged in the window and on the counter. This place is immensely popular with locals and the chilli folded eggs certainly pack a punch.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The counter delivers a rare combination of great service and excellent food. The simplest breakfast of poached eggs are perfectly cooked.

1  Thank Joseph J
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The Counter is a great place for brunch. The staff are always great and food, well, it doesn't get much better than this. Then there is whats available for take away, Its like im 20 again, mum making me meal when I left home. Made...More

Thank John F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9815 2787
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