Drive Cafe – Ballarat

Vibrant Cafe serving exceptional coffee and meals featuring local produce

Golden Plate Awards in 2022

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Licensed Cafe 

Golden Plate Awards in 2021

  • STATE WINNER Best Licensed Cafe Award

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED  Best Menu of Local Produce Award

  • STATE FINALIST Best Customer Service Award

  • STATE FINALIST Most Outstanding FOH Person Award – Martin Staley

  • STATE FINALIST Best Value for Money Award   

Street Address: 227 Grant Street, Golden Point, Victoria

  • Category: Licensed Cafe
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Australian (Gluten free and vegetarian available)
  • Trading Days and Hours:
    • Seven Days: 8.00 am to 3.00 pm (Walk-ins only)
  • $-$$
  • Cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard
  • Street Parking and off-street parking
  • Covid-safe Measures in Place

Judges reports in 2022 coming soon

Judges’ reports in 2021 

A fabulous find on a sunny but bone-chilling mid-winter Saturday.  A bustling, buzzy repurposed servo serving creamy coffee and the region’s finest produce in the streets of Ballarat’s historic Golden Point. Instead of pumping petrol the team at Drive Café pump out delicious breakfasts and lunches accompanied by a drinks list of Victoria’s favourite independent wines and beers and Melbourne’s eternally popular Dukes coffee. A friendly team worked the floor and seemed to know what was needed and doing it well. Service was swift and a team of three worked the huge coffee machine pumping out brews, while he kitchen team served up a constant stream of dishes of terrific variety and appeal. Drive’s pride in local suppliers and quality produce is commendable, the serving portions were ample and special dietary requirements were well catered for. The Cafe latte was smooth, creamy and delicious. Drive Café is one of Ballarat’s favourite eateries where the Value for money is outstanding.

Special Strengths in 2021

Stylish repurposed former servo. Very popular. Inside and alfresco dining. Superior comfort foods. Excellent Waffles, Fritters, Bagels Reubens and Dukes Coffee. Very good and friendly customer service. Small but good drinks menu features local & Victorian wines and beers. Very good value for money.

Seven Days: 8.00 am to 3.00 pm Walk-ins only
Grant Street 227
Golden Point 3350 VIC AU
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