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“Geelong is lucky to have this little gem”

James Street Bakery and Cafe
Ranked #2 of 5 Bakeries in Geelong
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bangkok, Thailand
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Geelong is lucky to have this little gem”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Brilliant little cafe tucked away on the edge of the Geelong CBD. We brunched here on a Saturday and we were glad to find it through TripAdvisor. A nice warm interior on a winter's day and waitstaff with personalities to match the ambiance of the space. Excellent Angus Steak Sandwich on chewy sourdough, a great Soup of the Day and Poached Eggs and Avocado kept all three of us as happy as clams. The coffees were good and the salted caramel macaroon to close with may well be the best macaroon I've ever tasted! The one disappointment was that take home sourdough loaves are not available on a Saturday. A good tip for weekday diners would be to grab one while you can! Win, win, win!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank MKS1967
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great find”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Great find in Geelong. Lovely little place with great coffee and friendly service. Nice muffins, and ham and cheese toastie for kids.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank TCA
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Geelong, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“OMG, the best place for brunch”
Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Went with friends for a week day brunch. Awesome place to eat, best food, lovely atmosphere. Coming back again and again.

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Thank SnookyBaby
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Melbourne
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“great find...”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

saturday lunch! What a great find, excellent club sandwich and salad to die for, just a shame there was no bread to take home....

Visited November 2013
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Thank Di S
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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

This cafe has it all, great coffee, food, service and atmosphere. I absolutely love it. A definite favourite for breakfast but great lunch menu too. Only downside is the parking, which is an hour on one side of the street and 2 hours on the other but don't let that put you off. This is one cafe experience worth the bother.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank tbrown_48
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