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Higher Society, Ballarat Central, AU-VIC

Higher Society

4.8
4.8
103 Reviews
$40 and under
Breakfast

Higher Society Ballarat Locally operated Melbourne influenced cafe, offering the best local produce and coffee! Five Senses speciality roasted "Darkhorse" blend coffee complimented by our highly experienced Baristas! A brunch all day inspired menu featuring many local products and speciality items. Our venue is light, bright, open and full of staff with good personalities and even better smiles! The music is up and our vibe is pumping!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday 7AM-3PM Saturday - Sunday 8AM-3PM

  • Phone number

    (03) 5383 0817

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Ballarat

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Best Value

  • Victoria

    Afternoon Coffee

  • Victoria

    Great for Brunch

  • Victoria

    Healthy

  • Victoria

    Great for Lunch

  • Victoria

    Romantic

  • Victoria

    Sunday Lunch

  • Victoria

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Ballarat

    Best Food

  • Ballarat

    Best Ambiance

  • Ballarat

    Best Value

  • Ballarat

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ballarat

    Good for Groups

  • Ballarat

    Healthy

  • Ballarat

    Great for Lunch

  • Ballarat

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ballarat

    Notable Wine List

  • Ballarat

    Romantic

  • Ballarat

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service, fabulous food, delicious juice and great coffee!

  2. J

    Joanne

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresh ingredients, delicious food no matter what your order. It's a must and will definitely be back!

  3. AH

    AlissaH

    Victoria

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Higher society was great! We had a table of 6 for Mother's Day, and the food, service and ambience was awesome! Everyone loves their food and it was just a super great day. Thanks team!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was exceptional - as always! The food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend.

  5. SS

    ShaunS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    best coffee (we usually have very light coffee, and most cafes still make it strong !!), but the coffee we had at Higher Society was just right. The breakfast was one of the best breakfasts we ever had.

  6. HT

    HannahT

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love going. Just need my juice fix. Thanks guys.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Waited 15 min for a booking, no menus, long waits for service and coffee, drinks weren’t timed or coordinated in delivery, likewise for food Appreciate it’s a Sunday, but L’espresso was able to operate pretty well under similar conditions it appeared Looking forward to things normalising :)

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We love this place!! One of our go to places in town. A little slow on the service but visited on the Easter long weekend when it was super busy!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, coffee and service!

  10. LK

    LaraibK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hi ! The cafe is really cool I loved the good and ambience. I just wish If I could fries and something halal to eat. Thank you

  11. GM

    GeorginaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We had a great lunch. Was towards the end of the day so venue was quieter. Staff were super friendly & helpful. Amazing food & drinks. Highly recomend

  12. JC

    JillianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Higher Society was recommended to be by my daughter and it was the first time I had been there. We met for brunch. A friendly greeting upon arrival, followed by seating that was perfect for the beautiful weather, being outside. Prompt arrival of water and menus which offered a great selection of tasty dishes. My friends had the poached eggs and smashed avocado and I had the mushroom, spinach and Swiss cheese toastie. All were delicious and very well priced too. The accompanying coffees were great too. The staff are most attentive and efficient and I will definitely be recommending Higher Society to my family and many friends!

  13. CR

    CatherineR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints- great food, friendly staff and great service

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food once again! The gluten free bread is divine!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious breakfast (ricotta pancakes were amazing) and one of the best coffees you can get in town.

  16. MM

    MichelleM

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, drinks with fabulous service!!

  17. AF

    AnnieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cannot recommend "Higher" highly enough! Sensational food and coffee and the staff are outstanding!

  18. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to sit, lovely food, staff made every effort to get us comfortable, would recommend.

  19. c

    chantal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly staff and food was amazing. would highly recommend :)

  20. EM

    EMKC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again excellent service and food. The staff are delightful and the food and drinks are always delicious. :)

  21. M

    Mimsy

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Worth the distance to travel there. Delicious food, carefully plated, beautifully cooked. Coffee and mocha would have to be among the best in Victoria. Friendly waiters, lovely setting, music just the right level, and different. Clean and fresh bathrooms. A pleasure to have some 'time out' at Higher Society. Will be back. Thank you to all the staff for a great COVID release dining experience.

  22. SD

    SarahD

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Amazing food, great coffee! Busy cafe, nice brunch spot

  23. RK

    RKinners

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great coffee, top quality food that is well priced. Loved it! Can't wait to come back.

  24. EM

    EMKC

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely and attentive staff and delicious food in a great setting.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food including some more affordable options. A lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

  26. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always great food and service, and they take COVID safety seriously. Can highly recommend.

  27. NB

    NathanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    always a good feed, firendly service and a good vibe here, hence why we keep coming back.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and coffee. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

  29. HT

    HannahT

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every single time I go in we are always greeted by name. They are all so lovely and make us feel at home. I don't go anywhere else for my brunch dates.

  30. D

    Danah

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place. Everything we’ve tried on the menu has been amazing; whether it’s drinks or food. They staff are friendly and welcoming and I appreciate their diligence with customers surrounding covid. My new favourite spot.

  31. KC

    KateC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, beautiful coffee and wonderful staff! Sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine while the team looked after us. Thank you for a great experience!

  32. BT

    BelleT

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and coffee as always. Staff are fantastic, so lovely.

  33. SL

    SamL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quick, friendly and efficient service- also very happy to see full Covid safe protocols in place too- well done team

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, fantastic service and great coffee! What more could you ask for?😊. Can’t wait to be back again!

  35. JM

    JackyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and food and affordable. Great internal design as well.

  36. MM

    MichelleM

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious breakfast and the best coffee, awesome friendly staff!!

  37. H

    Hayden

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service as always. Amazing food and coffee

  38. HT

    HannahT

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every time I go to higher society it is always amazing. The staff know myself and children by name and the food is always delicious. It is our favourite place to eat out at. Thank you so much higher society for being exceptional.

  39. EM

    EMKC

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food here was great! Really delicious and generous sizes. The staff were super lovely and helpful too. :)

  40. EH

    EmilyH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our visit to Higher Society. Always trust them to make an amazing coffee and delicious food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Higher Society is rated 4.8 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Google Map for Higher Society

413 Sturt St Ballarat Central, AU-VIC 3350

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ballarat

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday 7AM-3PM Saturday - Sunday 8AM-3PM

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 5383 0817

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