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376 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9755 2100
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Alice Springs, Australia
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1,871 reviews
584 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5,470 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ripe is a traditional style café situated within the unique little town of Sassafras and is located right next to the well-known Tea leaves shop. Offering an appealing range of breakfast menu items until around 11.30AM and a smaller lunch menu. We dined on the grilled chicken breast with wedges and the Vegetarian tasting plate which also includes the soup.... More 

1 Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Kallista, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I eat at Ripe every week, sometimes more often. For me, the coffee quality is reliably good. I love the service ... it's chill, it's friendly and not intrusive. It's got a great deck for kids to play which is safe and elevated amongst the trees out the back. PRobably Ripe's best feature is the amazing array of desserts, most... More 

Thank Dion B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I usually love ripe but had a large cappuccino today and it was bitter. I told the waitress that removed my barely touched glass and expected someone to come and see me about it as I had complained but nothing and still had to pay 😡

Thank Ang B
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

What an embarrassment to bring our international visitors to Ripe Cafe. We were served stale bread sandwiches. The waitress explained that the "bread was cold" and said the sandwiches would be "lightly toasted". They were not toasted. They were slightly warm, stale bread sandwiches. Would have been better "fully toasted" or perhaps burnt at the stake. A disgraceful meal that... More 

1 Thank Colin T
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Most (or all) cafes around that area serve fantastic coffee and food, so it's customer service that would make one restaurant better than the other. This place? Disappointing. When we walked in, one waitress spoke to us in such a odd manner. It was like she assumed that we won't be able to understand English (racism alert). However, to be... More 

Thank nattyk555
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Marples is on the must visit list and as it was full (Sardine city) we did not care to go on a waiting list so we meandered down the track and found ripe. Friendly welcome and who cares if one has to find a table. The cake displayed was so tempting that I ordered an orange gluten free cake to... More 

2 Thank gerald h
Melbourne, Australia
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250 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we couldn't stay to eat as there was no vegan option and no option to alter the menu unless I wanted to order a risotto minus everything that gives it flavor. Lovely inside and under cover or outdoor area. It's in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges where tourists are everywhere and dietary needs should be catered for. It is 2016... More 

1 Thank Partlyblonde
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The experience in Ripe turned out to be as good as the recommended (by Quirky). We were there for brunch on 18 September. Everything was good, from food and coffee to service. Another place hubby and I will return in future.

Thank Mei2Jones
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We had to find a place to sit outside as we were here with our dog, so the cafe ticked that box. Hope ever the food was very average as was the coffee not to mention the service.

1 Thank Jozefine2014
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Ripe is a haven for early morning coffee, papers and breakfasts. Yet it has a secret which is the desserts. The variety of desserts is the best in the hills. My favourite is the sticky date.

Thank Barny R

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, 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?