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376 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9755 2100
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“baguette” (23 reviews)
“cakes” (29 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
376 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Safe to say the most famous restaurant in Sassafras is Mrs. Marples. Lord knows why. RIPE CAFE was sensational. Food, location and service was just perfect. We recommend the Veggie Tasting Plate, Chorizo Risotto and Chicken Breast. Each of us were so satisfied with our...More

Thank ALoBi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here with friends and family recently. Two of us ordered friend eggs on toast and specifically asked for the yolks to be runny. We had to return both plates as they came very well done. The young male waiter was indifferent about this,...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I've visited Ripe multiple times over the last few months, mostly just for coffee but occasionally for brunch/lunch too. Ripe has a very cosy ambiance, especially sweet during the winter where they have a gorgeous fireplace to keep you nice and warm. For the most...More

Thank Haylie-Grace S
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We ate here a couple of times on our weekend away. Great variety and interesting food. Friendly service and nice atmosphere.

Thank LilandCol
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This use to be my go to place in Sassafras. Lovely ambience, great food, cute and cozy, and always buzzing. Unfortunately the food that was once so great is now just bland and tasteless, as was the service. At least the surroundings haven't changed. I'm...More

Thank StephenLK
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Ripe twice while staying in Sassafras recently, and had been there on previous visits too. It is just lovely, warm, lots of tables for two and share tables if they are busy, inside and outside dining, magazines and papers to read, nice jazz...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Needing a coffee and afternoon tea, we stopped at Ripe which was busy but we were greeted warmly and quickly seated. The place was abuzz with tables being re-filled as soon as a party left. Unfortunately, the young lady who attended our table was very...More

Thank flametrees
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This little gem had a plethora of pastries on offer as you are welcomed by a roaring fire. Brunch on a windy, icy morning was wonderful and family friendly. A massive outdoor area had a few buckets of toys to keep kids entertained. Padro coffee...More

Thank R35H
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely cafe with fresh and locally sourced produce. Very reasonably priced. Open fire in Winter and super cosy on a cold day. Has seating both inside and out. The outside verandah has heating and overlooks gum trees and ferns. Sour dough sandwiches or baguettes with...More

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Ripe is a very pleasant place to stop and rest while wandering around Sassafras. Certainly better than Miss Marple's.

Thank Adam V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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