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Benchtop Espresso

114 Keen St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
+61 2 6622 6575
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, Australian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
114 Keen St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 3 great breakfasts here during our stay. Food was great, staff were exceptional but I was surprised to be served a latte in a cup. Super handy to the AZA Motel.

Thank kameruka40
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I visited for an early breakfast. This is a bustling little cafe with an extensive blackboard menu. I choose the Breakis Burger. What a surprise this was. The egg was cooked in the style of a Spanish Omelet and served with crispy bacon and green...More

Thank JimboGil
Gera D, Owner at Benchtop Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed your visit :) please come again soon

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

After exploring the graffiti lanes of Lismore head down to 114 Keen Street to Benchtop espresso for a great cup of coffee and a snack to unwind. The coffee menu is extensive from the local house blend to a rotating single origin selection if coffee...More

Thank Mark F
Gera D, Owner at Benchtop Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you very much :) glad you liked our little cafe

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Have been here a few times. Have had some nice coffees but sometimes lately coffee has been ordinary unfortunately. Food is nice with some interesting choices. Waitresses always very friendly. Lately a disappointment has been coming here on cold mornings, it can be freezing inside...More

Thank mmsydney2015
Gera D, Owner at Benchtop Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

I am very sorry to hear you had a bad experience at our cafe, I can only assure you our cafe is very much dedicated to improving every customers experience, I also would like to apologies for the miss understanding regarding our air conditioner which...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Benchtop appears to be a tiny space at the entrance to a non-descript arcade in Keen Street. You can even pick up your takeaway coffee order from the footpath via the service window and there is some seating on the street. But have a look...More

Thank Muriel K
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Can't ask for much more. Up for the day from Sydney. This is a real little gem. Open nice and early. Plenty of good food options. The staff and ambience are great. The barista knows what he's doing. I'd highly recommend it. You won't be...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped on for a quick coffee and a bite to eat. Friendly efficient service and very good coffee. The menu is good with an interesting variety.

Thank TestBed
Reviewed 23 January 2017

i only get one bought coffee per week. I leave it until the end of the week as my look forward to treat. Gera really delivers each and every cup. he expertly and adeptly froths the milk until it is just like silken cream, leaving...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous find in Lismore. Coffee, food and service was great. We will be back next time we are back in Lismore.

Thank ascarp1
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Have been there a few times over the last few years as I work at the large book shop just across the road but had been a while between visits - now I have been twice in the last fortnight and will definitely be going...More

Thank Caz G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Keen St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia (Formerly Cafe One One 4)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6622 6575
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Boutique cafe offering speciality coffees and tea, using Organic Barambah milk and Organic Locale beans. The cafe serve a range of middle eastern and meditirenian meals for brakefast and lunch.
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