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376 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9755 2100
08:00 - 18:00
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Doha, Qatar
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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
Alice Springs, Australia
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1,909 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6,023 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 

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Kallista, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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
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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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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 Road, 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?