Higher Ground Melbourne
Not quite a cafe, not quite a restaurant, we offer innovative fare for breakfast and lunch, alongside specialty coffee and a wine list featuring varietals from close to home.
On the corner of Little Bourke Street and Spencer Street, only a stones throw away from Southern Cross station and Tram stop 120 and 96, sits a dining experience quite unlike any other.
Higher Ground $70 Chefs MenuA$70.00 per person
Multiple dates availableHigher Ground's unique 4 course shared Chefs Menu displays the finest seasonal produce, flavour delivered simply, using various techniques to give guests the ultimate Higher Ground experience. Groups of 10 or more must go on Chefs Menu.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Food was very good, as were the drinks. But the prices for the portion sizes were in excess. The service was poor. The waiter left us for 25 minutes before coming to take our order. Extremely loud, had to shout across table. Obviously good venue, but some obvious general flaws
A beautiful cafe with a broad breakfast menu. I don't eat eggs so was relieved there were still several options for me to choose from! Service was efficient and the pricing good. Highly recommend.
Always love coming to Higher ground. Staff are very friendly and the food and coffee are fabulous
The lamb was really delicious with the yoghurt! Love the zucchini bite! The building and ambience is really nice!
AMAZING! Funky vibe, very cool venue, delicious food, great wine. Gotta try this place
Great place for lunch or after work drinks
Food so overpriced. $23 for avocado, tomatoes, corn and an egg with no bread…?
Great service, tasty food and decent coffee made for an enjoyable lunch. Will definitely be back...
Higher Ground is a great space, with great service and great food!
The service was terrible. When I called to book, the lady on the phone was very rude, then I had to book on Open Table. Even when we had to do split payment, the lady at the counter was rude and difficult to deal with.
amazing place to stop by. the ambience is so classy and food and service seems so orderly. every dish we tasted was amazing, especially loved their famous ricotta hot cakes, all the elements on the dish harmoniously worked together in one bite.
Great place for a feed - menu is creative - however it is noisy and the coffee was not hot
enough me and the food could have been warmer - but I am still recommending it as a great place to try in the city. Fantastic decor.
Our noise level rating reflected the fact that repair works were being undertaken on the front door, and disturbed an otherwise peaceful ambience. Food was great, and service was okay. Wait staff need to be observant and clear used tableware from tables when dropping off orders.
I am a frequent customer and the portions have become unusually small while prices are still elevated. I invited a friend for lunch and was a little embarrassing when the plates arrived.
After a wonderful experience for brunch last time I brought three family to enjoy Higherground. Service staff were so overwhelmed, it took 25 minutes to get our coffees. The pancakes were delicious and enjoyed by those who ordered but the mushroom dish was lacking mushrooms, and the bacon and eggs on sourdough with no butter made the bread inedible. I was sad as I had such a wonderful first time here with excellent service. Cannot fault the ambience though.
Food is average, service is horrible, asked to modify our meals due to dietary requirements - the staff member said yes of course that’s fine, food came with the salmon/bacon which we don’t eat. Venue is beautiful but the vibe isn’t great. Very touristy.
A great time, but they'd forgotten our meals and then didn't communicate as to if it was being sorted.
A bit dissapointing but i'll keep coming back
Great place. Amazing food and service. A must if you are in the CBD
Tasty food, nice venue. Portions can be a tad bigger
Not good - food was not as expected / described on menu, waiter took plates before finished, and bill served promptly thereafter - appeared that wanted us to leave despite having booking and not having been there for more than 1.5 hrs. Would not recommend.
Fabulous place, great breakfast
We had my partner’s grandparents visiting from Tasmania and booked Higher Ground because of the wonderful experience I had last time I ate there, not to mention the incredible interior design and stunning plants (major props to the person who looks after them!) Safe to say, everybody loved their meal and drinks, and special shout out to the lovely waitstaff.
We waited 25 minutes to be asked if we would like coffee and had to ask two different employees to be served.
The food was great but I am quite disappointed by the service we received.
Steak was served cold
It was good to come early and not busy. We were able to enjoy our dinner. The food was top! We had the roast wagyu and grilled octopus. Only if we have plenty of time, would be staying longer and order more food from the menu.
Most fun I’ve had out for brunch in a while, we ordered a few cocktails and they were incredible! Can’t wait to go back
Superb, love the experience , nice ambience and cleanliness is on point
Excellent food well presented, in an interesting heritage building.
My family celebrated a birthday here, enjoying beautifully presented dishes in an appealing setting. Great for a special occasion.
Great decor and atmosphere! A bit noisy and service varied. One waitress was great but the other was not good.
Wonderful service. Staff spot on!
Quick and attentive.
Good food that goes beyond typical brunch items. Beautiful setting and friendly staff.
wonderful staff and great ambience, will definitely be there again
The service was great and servers were efficient although they gave us the bill before our time was up so it felt like i had to rush the rest of my coffee. The place looks so nice inside, very elegany. The food was delicious but if i had pics to see what the food was like before i ordered i may have got something else as it was too big for me but very tasty.
Fantastic efficient staff and great food in a beautiful building! Highly recommend!
Great food, good service. Second visit. I will go again.
Delicious brunch in a beautiful building. All three mains were tasty and portion sizes were perfect. Service was prompt and attentive.
When I first sat down, I found that the table was dirty and had not been cleaned. And the food was served too slowly and I waited about 40 minutes. I was going to order again and say "Excuse me" twice, but they did not hear.
Great spot for breakfast, beautiful building, great service and fabulous food. Get the ricotta hotcake!
Higher Ground Melbourne does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Higher Ground Melbourne also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8899 6219.
Higher Ground Melbourne is rated 4.2 stars by 650 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.