The Local Cafe Ballarat SW Victoria

Classic all day breakfast menu based on local and regional ingredients and suppliers. Our simple ethos is paddock to plate. We cook simply and let the ingredients shine. We bake daily and cater for gluten free and vegan. We serve Coffee Supreme Origin Blend using Inglenook milk and Storm in a Teacup teas, Grounded Pleasures Hot Chocolate and locally made, Simply Almond milk.

Judges’ Comments 2017

Honest, hearty and flavoursome foods at unlicensed cafe in Lydiard Street Ballarat 

The Local Café in Lydiard Street North, Ballarat has street appeal with its dark exterior, bud lights, tables and chairs outside, and gorgeous logo on the window. Inside there’s a contemporary Scandinavian feel – blonde woods, smart graphic prints, clean and welcoming. This is a friendly cafe where diners can expect good honest, hearty and flavoursome foods prepared with care and imagination. It is wonderful to see the range of local suppliers listed on the menu. The Tuki lamb pie was a standout with a buttery light pastry, the meat flavoursome and tender, the light and lemony quinoa salad and vinegary relish, and the sweet potato crisps spot on. The kale, flash fried and salty, was the best I have ever tasted. And the coffee was good. Customer service was quick, friendly and informative. Given the quality of the foods and drinks the Local offered good value for money.

Special strengths

Appealing Scandinavian feel cafe, friendly customer service, delicious dishes and good coffee, good value for money.

2017 Awards

  • FINALIST – Best Unlicensed Cafe – Sponsored by The Gordon
  • FINALIST – Best Menu of Local Foods – Sponsored by Western Plains Pork
Lydiard Street North 313
Soldiers Hill 3350 VIC AU
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Unlicensed Cafe All day breakfasts and brunch Gluten free available Mondays through Sundays 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Street parking and off-street parking