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376 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9755 2100
08:00 - 18:00
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here for a rest after a spot of shopping with friends. Sat outside on a beautiful late autumn afternoon drinking a glass of red, whilst my friends had coffees or hot chocolates. Ordered inside, and the service was very quick.

Thank Flyingbroomstix
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food that warms your heart. Great fun staff and such a kind genuine owner. Started with the soup and ended with the amazing raspberry cake. All were lovingly created with local produce and flair. Can't wait to come back.

Thank Jakster2222
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in for scones and hot chocolate on a cold, dreary, rainy day. We were seated by the door - which the staff constantly kept open although it was freezing. Our scones were dry and heavy. The bathroom facilities were grotty (walls, floors, basin just everything) and smelled.

Thank Lara S
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Waited over 45 mins for our food today . After 30 min questioned waiter who said it would take 10 mins max. Still no sign of food 15 mins later. Finally gave up. When paying our bill for drinks told main guy at cash register that we never received our food. No apology- he could not have cared less. We... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The service was very slow. We had waited for an hour before our food came. I understand the staff were busy but they did not seem to be very helpful. We don't recommend coming to this place especially during holidays (Picnic is a much better idea).

Thank Kerry Z
Bracknell, England
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108 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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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434 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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

1 Thank pammurison

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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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?