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Higher Ground Melbourne
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
It was very good but the lighting was a bit dark for photos although it did add to the ambience
Not child friendly
Staff were lovely and food was delicious, the combination of flavours was something I have never considered but worked really well together (I had the Mince Lamb Fry up). My boyfriend enjoyed his meal as well (avocado with vegemite emulsion plus bacon and egg) and the bacon really made that dish, highly recommend adding it. Would eat here again and recommend to friends. Oh and the coffee and matcha lattes were delicious, we each had a second cup!
Overrated - the food wasn't great and overpriced for what it is. The coffee orders were mixed up. Pretty disappointing. The waiter was creepy and a little too attentive and fake smiling which turned us off.
On the plus side, the popup takeway on the outside looked good. Should have stuck with that.
Amazing staff. Good food and vibe definitely coming here again.
Enjoyed every aspect of this visit much more than my first one . With the restricted numbers of tankers the service was much more friendly , attentive and efficient. Even the portions seemed somewhat more generous.
Food was ok . Service nice . Drinks menu not much choices . Overall ok
A beautiful place to go, we had 7 people in our group and we all were in awe of how beautiful the interior is and how delicious the food was. But if you decide to get their famous ricotta hot cake, make sure you’re sharing with at least 2 people because she’s a big one!
A wonderful space, lots of light and a great architectural design. Our welcome was warm and friendly. Our food was nice and reasonably valued. On the downside, my coffees came in the smallest cups I have ever been served.
Wanted to go here for ever and finally got there - absolutely perfect! Food was extraordinary. Beautiful to look at and even better to taste. Friendly and professional staff. Honestly cannot fault.
This place is a hidden trendy and insta-worthy cafe/restaurant.
It has a great atmosphere, it's super comfortable and the food is devine. It's staff are easy going and friendly.
Would 100% recommend :)
Benedict eggs was a poor choice... 2 massive pieces of sourdough and 2 of the smallest poached eggs I've ever seen. I won't be back. Disappointed
A nice ambience, and atmosphere. The food was average and not so much value for money.
Amazing building and interiors and great food and service to match! A true Melbournian cafe that I’m sure everyone will appreciate.
Wow, one of the best dinner meals I’ve had in Melbourne in a long time. Every dish was well presented and perfectly balanced in taste and texture. The Hapuka and Eye fillet was cooked to perfection. Had I known Higher Ground Melbourne served dinner to such a high standard, I would’ve come a lot sooner! Looking forward to returning already. Bravo to the chef and his team, and the service team!
Was excited to dine at higher ground however as someone who visits restaurants for the food was disappointed to see the menu advertised is different to the one serving as they haven’t updated the websites. Given it is 30/40 dollars a plate and not what was wanting decided to leave the venue which was disappointing to say the least given lockdown meaning had to return home with no experience. Update the website
Excellent food and service. Although we were restricted to 90 mins, we didn’t feel rushed at all.
Higher Ground is always consistently great on all counts. Highly recommend the Parmesan gnocchi and the truffle croquettes.
Overpriced for just a toast with avocado and poached eggs. Nice location, beautiful building but music was a tad bit loud from where I am seated.
Great service and value. Looking forward to dining there again.
I understand that the venue was understaffed but it took ages to get the attention of anyone for drinks while we waited for our food.
We made direct eye contact with our server who acknowledged us but then turned around and walked over to the host stand.
Could be a little more diligent. Not that hard.
Very poor service and a very average meal. I expect more from this company. My meal was cool, not hot. Gnocchi that was not fresh, not hot and tough. Overbearing garnish of sone sort of vinegar that basically tasted like raw onion. I could not even half finish my meal. Staff were disinterested in service...such a poor experience when there were only 3 tables in the restaurant (9 pax) and probably 5 or 6 floor staff at least. We were not offered 2nd coffees nor were we asked if we enjoyed our meals. Nor was our table cleared for over 20mins after we had finished our breakfast. We left before our table was cleared.
A very below average meal that at A cost of $23 for gnocchi at breakfast should have been exceptional. It was awful. Just awful. And it's such a shame because I was so excited to go out for breakfast after not being out since end of March!!!! Higher Ground, Kettle Black, Top Paddock, Two Birds....always on my fav list for Melb cafes. My son has worked at a few of these venues, I am an old singer of praise for every venue I have visited. Many times! This was by far an understated disaster... more so because with such small numbers in the restaurant service should have been impeccable. Food should have been too. Such a disappointment and waste of money.
Been wanting to dine in Higher Ground ever since we moved to Melbourne. And it did not disappoint! :)
Perfection, thank you so much for having us!
Excellent service, excellent coffee and excellent food. Can't wait to go back!
Delightful food and drinks, accommodating staff and great ambience. Made a special night more special. Thanks.
Service and food were both amazing very happy that they are back open. Can’t wait to go back soon
I enjoyed my time at Higherground. Staff were helpful. Coffee is good. And the food even better. I would come back for the Kale and Cauliflower “salad”. It’s filling, but not too much. And all the flavors are spot on. I’d pay just for that almond hummus and miso dressing! It’s that good.
Higher Ground is definitely a must-try! The food was delicious (Ricotta Hotcake + Gnocchi Mushroom was delish!). Would definitely come back
The service was terrible, we can hardly pay since they did not let us divide the bill. The food was very average, nothing extraordinary and the table they gave us very dark, without good lighting.
Outstanding, impressive food, all made in the tiny kitchen. Was our first time there so we'll definitely go back as there's so much more food to try. Was suggested by the Alto Hotel we were staying at around the corner. Capped off a fabulous long weekend in Melbourne. Thoroughly recommend it.
Awesome food, the music was just a little loud, the service was awesome! would recommend to a friend and return.
Truffle croquettes were beautiful. Can’t wait to come back & try the dinner menu!
The food was fantastic... and considering the return from covid, the team did an awesome job on the ambiance... can’t have been easy! Great service and attention to detail, all the while considering safety and health as a priority without making it awkward...
Great food and wonderful atmosphere. My favourite coffee in Melbourne too!
Great place, great service! Love it! Will certainly be returning.
Looking for that New York loft vibe...look no further than Melbourne's Upper West Side @ Higher Ground. Ticks all the big apple vibes with food tasty and oh so appetising. Service is impeccable.
Higher aground is no doubt one of my favourite brunch places. With over 10 visits - mostly I like the atmosphere. It’s always a great time when I go. Perfect for first dates, family visits. I went the first week back in action after the Virus lockdown. Again it was perfect, though one aspect and perhaps the most important was my coffee was super cold like legit cold lol I even asked for extra hot 🤦🏼♂️. I didn’t say anything as it took long enough to come. 1 bad visit out of so many is understandable so will definitely be back and this time emphasise the ‘hot’
The place is incredible... love the high ceiling & tall windows. The food I ordered was 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 the honey oat toast left a yummy burnt taste.. the avo & vegemite emulsion was to die for!! 😻
Food was okay. No one checked up on us after we got our meals and we were seated right next to the front door/line of people waiting to come in which was both noisy and freezing.
Higher Ground Melbourne does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Higher Ground Melbourne also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8899 6219.
Higher Ground Melbourne is rated 4.4 stars by 358 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.