Bean Counter Cafe is beloved by locals around the northeast Melbourne suburbs, who must realise how lucky they are to have a reliable go-to in the neighbourhood. Bean Counter dutifully repays this custom at Railway Place in Fairfield by being about as welcoming and thoughtful for guests as you can imagine a cafe to be – they have the daily newspaper, there are wheelchair ramps and a disabled toilet, a changing table for tiny ones, kids menu, toys and a chalkboard for little ones, bike racks for the active, even a dog bowl and tying station for the canines. Bean Counter have thought of everything for everyone, and their menu is no exception – photogenic sweet waffles for a special treat, hearty all-day breakfasts to keep you going, gluten-free variations and plenty of healthy vegetarian options, a varied kids menu and amazing house-made muffins, cakes and biscuits to top off a lovely afternoon tea.
Great coffee, friendly service and delicious food! Love that the kids can have a play while I can actually eat and enjoy my lunch without having to rush.
Good service, meal sizes good and very tasty. Lamb shanks were generous, tender and delicious. Play area in courtyard is attractive for toddlers. Most enjoyable.
Excellent coffee and menu - really enjoyed the zucchini and corn fritters. Lovely ambience and staff are friendly. One minor drawback - service is a little on the slow side.
The food was excellent and our group appreciated the variety on offer . Fans were inadequate on an extremely hot day so restaurant was warm .
Lovely staff , delicious food and a great little area outside for the little ones with small tables and a big toybox with plenty of toys to keep them busy. We will be back 😊
The wait staff were friendly and very hospitable. They moved us to a better table once a better table became available. The food was lovely, coffee great. Nice little spot for a Sunday brunch.
Amazing food and service... this was my first time here and I'm kicking myself for not coming sooner. Will definitely be back. Chrissy the owner was delightful and absolutely has customer service nailed!
Great coffee, delicious food and excellent service, we had a good dining eperience at the Bean Counter. The atmosphere is always warm and friendly and it good enough to come back again
Great breakfast, good selection to suit every taste, coffee was above the norm for Melbourne, so really good, but service was below par - friendly but not welcoming.
Very pleasant staff and not long to be served. Large lunch serving, pity there are no smaller lunch meals on menu, eg dumplings, tacos, wedges.