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376 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9755 2100
08:00 - 18:00
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Bracknell, England
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108 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been recommended to go here as my sister in law is gluten free and I am lactose intolerant and were advised that we would be accommodated This was fine. However the service was a bit lax and the final straw was that there was a hair in one of the meals. We pointed this out and it was... More 

Thank Miki J
Hampton, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the early 2000's we lived very close to Mount Dandenong and used to frequent the Ripe Cafe. Although it was mainly for Sunday breakfasts it was never a disappointment it's a nice spot in Sassafras and particularly cosy in winter. A few days ago we thought would take a day out in the ranges. From my experience of the... More 

1 Thank Trevor C
Miami, Florida
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381 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this little cafe with a friend. Very good cakes but one of the waitresses, a brunette with a short pony tail was particularly agressive. Too bad that one person spoiled it all because the food was excellent and the outside seating area is very good. Get rid of this bad apple and we will come again.

Thank FranckJa
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After spending the night in Dandenong a group arranged breakfast next morning at Ripe, table was pre booked about the back under cover. Was group of 12 ranging in age from mid 80's to 17. I had poached eggs on toast my partner had baguette. Fools was very reasonably priced . Also had coffee heard no complaints from anyone. Staff... More 

Thank Dominique J
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved Ripe a few years ago. Sadly different owners, food tasteless, service very slow. Definitely will not visit again.

1 Thank pammurison
Doha, Qatar
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were looking for the omelette that day at any scenic place. We found this restaurant on another food app. Sassafras is a nice place and we saw some pictures of this restaurant that were looking attractive. We also found omelette on the menu via that app. We found Ripe at a very convenient place and they have a sitting... More 

Thank najamss
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Really didn't want to review our favorite cafe on the mountain. Already its a struggle to get a table as word had obviously spread and too many people love it as we do. But..... last week I took a friend for her first visit on a rather hot Melbourne day. Luckily we were able to get a small table without... More 

Thank Leonie M
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Ripe is proof that the best Café's in Melbourne are necessarily in or near the CBD. The variety and quality of food is exceptional, The lemon curd Muffin, large serves of apple and blackberry crumble, and carrot cake completely filling and tasted divine. The Lindt hot chocolate and Chai was also very good. Could be here the stop that you... More 

Thank Brett A
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The staff are very friendly, the food is fresh and always good. We lunch there often, the kids love their desserts. They also sell a great range of bottled jams, honeys, chutneys, pickles, etc the list is very long. I've often purchased many of these for great Christmas hampers. They also have outside dining areas, very inviting and it also... More 

Thank Pamela G
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Five of us arrived after 3pm for a late lunch. No burgers left and they do wedges or chips on their own But personally I think that's a plus. Had the pasta marinara and it was cooked to perfection. The vegetation platter went down a treat, positive comments from the crew who ordered the chicken and vegetable soup. The choice... More 

Thank Jaymz D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Sassafras
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9755 2100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?