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Higher Society

4.8
4.8
86 Reviews
$40 and under
Breakfast
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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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Booked 10 times today
  • 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

  • Additional

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

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

Menu

Main

All day toasties are made on Basillio sourdough Gluten free bread is available upon request

  • ToastA$7.00

    Basilio sourdough or fruit and spice loaf with your choice of Naturally Berry preserve. The Healthy Loaf gluten free bread is also available: Raspberry vodka, Orange whisky, Forest fruit medley, Raspberry and banana - Honey or vegemite

    • Ham, Cheese, Tomato ToastieA$10.00

      Country Style Smallgoods ham, vintage cheddar and tomato

      • Roast Chicken and Avocado ToastieA$12.00

        Free range herb roasted chicken with smashed avocado

        • Aged Cheddar and Kimchi ToastieA$10.00

          Punchy house made kimchi paired with Warrnambool club vintage cheddar

          • Rueben ToastieA$13.00

            Corned beef with sauerkraut, crunchy dill pickle and Swiss cheese

            • Eggs Your WayA$12.00

              Two Millbrook free range eggs either poached, scrambled or fried, served with Basilio sourdough toast

              • Breaky BriocheA$14.00

                Toasted black brioche, bacon, fried egg, smoky house made tomato jam, rocket and Swiss cheese

                • HS BenedictA$20.00

                  Mexican spiced 12 hour pulled beef brisket on toasted sourdough and avocado topped with two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce

                  • Society's BreakfastA$25.00

                    Two poached eggs, bacon, mushrooms, potato rosti, roasted tomato, chilli beans with sourdough toast

                    • The Clean Green**A$16.00

                      Fresh spinach, rocket, cucumber, radish, spring onions, avocado, soft herbs with a green herb and hemp seed dressing and toasted hemp seeds

                      • Prawn and Corn TacosA$25.00

                        Chilli garlic prawns with a burnt corn salsa and red cabbage pickle on a soft flour tortilla topped with a chipotle aioli

                        • Beans and GreensA$20.00

                          Vegetarian black bean chilli served with seasonal greens, poached egg, avocado and spiced crispy quinoa with a side of toasted sourdough

                          • Brunch BowlA$23.00

                            Fried broccolini with sautéed kale, black quinoa and Meredith goat cheese on beetroot hummus topped with toasted walnuts

                            • Chipotle Scrambled EggsA$19.00

                              Smokey chipotle peppers in rich scrambled eggs served on sourdough toast with a side of avocado and grilled chorizo

                              • Summer SmashA$18.00

                                Smashed avocado with lemon and cracked pepper topped with Meredith goats cheese, cherry tomatoes, radish, spring onions, micro greens and a poached egg

                                • Granola*A$17.00

                                  Crunchy oat, seed and macadamia granola with a vanilla mango cheesecake quenelle and mango jellies topped with a biscuit crumb

                                  • White Choc + Raspberry ChiaA$17.00

                                    White chocolate and raspberry chia pudding with a coconut crumble topped with a raspberry coconut mousse, freeze-dried raspberries and grated white chocolate

                                    Sides

                                    • Country Style SmallgoodsA$4.00

                                      bacon, chorizo, black pudding, house made potato rosti, Meredith goats fetta, avocado, halloumi

                                      • Spinach, Mushroom & Roast TomatoA$3.00

                                        Egg, hollandaise, home made tomato jam, chilli beans

                                        For The Kids

                                        • Kids Eggs Your WayA$10.00

                                          Poached, fried or scrambled egg with sourdough toast and bacon

                                          • Belgian Waffles*A$12.00

                                            Golden Belgian waffles with poached blueberries, poaching syrup and vanilla ice-cream

                                            • Kids ToastieA$9.00

                                              Ham and cheese

                                              Smoothies

                                              • Once In a Blue MoonA$9.00

                                                Blue spirulina, banana, strawberries, pineapple & coconut milk

                                                • Pink Pick Me UpA$9.00

                                                  Dragonfruit papaya, banana, raspberry, vanilla protein & coconut milk

                                                  • Gone NutsA$9.00

                                                    Peanut butter, banana, honey, choc peanut butter protein & coconut milk

                                                    • Do You Like Pina ColadaA$9.00

                                                      Banana, mango, pineapple & coconut milk

                                                      Last updated: October 30, 2020

                                                      What 86 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
                                                      • 4.9Service
                                                      • 4.8Ambience
                                                      • 4.7Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                      Loved For

                                                      • Victoria

                                                        Best Ambiance

                                                      • Victoria

                                                        Best Value

                                                      • Victoria

                                                        Afternoon Coffee

                                                      • Victoria

                                                        Great for Brunch

                                                      • Victoria

                                                        Healthy

                                                      • Victoria

                                                        Hot Spot

                                                      • Victoria

                                                        Outdoor Dining

                                                      • Ballarat

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                                                      1. 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.

                                                      2. c

                                                        chantal

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      3. 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. :)

                                                      4. M

                                                        Mimsy

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        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.

                                                      5. SD

                                                        SarahD

                                                        Victoria

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

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

                                                      6. 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.

                                                      7. 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.

                                                      8. 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.

                                                      9. 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.

                                                      10. 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.

                                                      11. 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.

                                                      12. HT

                                                        HannahT

                                                        Melbourne

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 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.

                                                      13. 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.

                                                      14. 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!

                                                      15. BT

                                                        BelleT

                                                        Victoria

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      16. 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

                                                      17. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Melbourne

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 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!

                                                      18. 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.

                                                      19. MM

                                                        MichelleM

                                                        Melbourne

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      20. H

                                                        Hayden

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on August 4, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fantastic service as always. Amazing food and coffee

                                                      21. HT

                                                        HannahT

                                                        Victoria

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 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.

                                                      22. 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. :)

                                                      23. 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.

                                                      24. CB

                                                        CB20

                                                        Melbourne

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on July 13, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Such delicious food! Excellent value for money. Will definitely be back.

                                                      25. MC

                                                        MandyC

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on July 11, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The service was outstanding, food was delicious! My new favourite place! and very helpful & friendly staff..

                                                      26. M

                                                        Mari

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on July 9, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fantastic coffee, amazing food and the best customer service in all of Ballarat. The vibes are so high at Higher Society.

                                                      27. GR

                                                        GeorginaR

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on July 9, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        What a great place to eat!! Absolutely loved the Gyros special and the service was spectacular!!

                                                      28. MT

                                                        MrsTee

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on June 26, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Beautiful decor, excellent service delicious food and coffee. Overall a wonderful breakfast experience.

                                                      29. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Melbourne

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on June 23, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Food was all day breakfast vibes and super tasty! I got the chicken and avocado toastie and it was delicious!! I would go back in a heart beat :)

                                                      30. JS

                                                        JacquelineS

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on June 12, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Always great service friendly staff and great coffee

                                                      31. LG

                                                        LaurenG

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on June 6, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great service and food. Would recommend to friends and family

                                                      32. LK

                                                        LisaK

                                                        Melbourne

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on June 5, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Late delicious brunch

                                                      33. KP

                                                        KP123

                                                        Melbourne

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 23, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great food and really friendly service. Food was delicious!

                                                      34. GL

                                                        GeorgiaL

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 14, 2021

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                        Everything was fantastic. Just personal preference on the chorizo it wasn’t our favourite, however that has nothing to do with the chefs and their skills just whatever brand they use wasn’t our favourite. Rest of the food was amazing! 10/10

                                                      35. SB

                                                        ScottB

                                                        South Australia

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 9, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We attended Higher Society for Mothers day breakfast. Not the first time we have been there and it won't be the last. Food and service is brilliant and would highly recommend anyone to visit.

                                                      36. EH

                                                        EmilyH

                                                        Victoria

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 7, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Honestly this is a cafe you will Fall in love with. The staff are fantastic and the food is delicious. Coffee on point every time no more needed just do it!

                                                      37. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Melbourne

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 1, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Amazing customer service! Beautiful food and coffee

                                                      38. MC

                                                        MelissaC

                                                        Melbourne

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 17, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        My most favourite cafe. You never get get a bad meal there. Lovely staff. Great vibe. Always a good time.

                                                      39. MC

                                                        MegC

                                                        Victoria

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 12, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Delicious food and amazing service! Never disappointed with the coffee or food!

                                                      40. JM

                                                        JohnM

                                                        Victoria

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 11, 2021

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Fantastic food... great service Online booking meant that we were assured a table on a busy morning

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                                                      Higher Society is rated 4.8 stars by 86 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.

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                                                      Booked 10 times today
                                                      Google Map for Higher Society

                                                      413 Sturt St Ballarat Central, AU-VIC 3350

                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                        Ballarat

                                                      • Hours of operation

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

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        Breakfast, Café

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Casual Dining

                                                      • Dress code

                                                        Casual Dress

                                                      • 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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