Ripe Australian Produce

4.2
15 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

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Afternoon Coffee
Ripe Cafe Sassafras has long been a favourite amongst hills locals and visitors offering outdoor seating on the front deck (doggy friendly) cosy and quaint seats inside with the main room in front of the fireplace and the tearoom to the side, and alfresco dining on the rear deck with our new gas log fire and overhead strip heaters to keep you warm over the cooler months. The deck is then opened up in the warmer months so that you can enjoy trees and fresh air.

Fully licensed. Serving breakfast and lunch with plenty of gluten free and vegan meals and desserts.

With the re-opening restrictions, our 100 seats have become 22 inside and on the back deck. Bookings are for meals only.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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Neece
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a table for 3, in main dining area, was perfect .

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DaisyG
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Food was great😊✅
Because of the coronavirus the booking said one and a half hour dining only and it indicated this in time slots but when we sat down a smiling but hard toned waitress informed us we only had the table for one hour because of all the people wanting to eat. Obviously the time slot did not matter. By the time food was served we had 20min to eat and have coffee. Luckily another nice young lady took coffee orders and gave us the correct amount of time allotted to us.

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KatM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sold out of scones at 10.30am on a Thursday? It’s the whole reason we came!

Ripe Australian Produce
Responded on 7 July 2020

Oh no! It can be so disappointing when you have your heart set, I understand! As I'm sure you know we make everything fresh and plan as best we can to offer all menu items. However, with the beautiful sunshine on Wednesday we were crazy busy. So sorry :( Hopefully you can enjoy them next time. Warmest regards, Tania

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Ants
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the avocado dish and Lindt dark hot chocolate, both very tasty and the staff were lovely.

Ripe Australian Produce
Responded on 7 July 2020

Thanks you :)

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HollyS
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Visited while in the area, service was good, friendly and attentive
Smashed avo was yum and a generous serving
Partner ordered eggs on toast but the eggs were burnt/overcooked unfortunately
Coffee was delish!

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

it was disappointing that no plain bread was available. But otherwise fabulous. My fave local cafe! I love going there with friends or alone! Always good!

Ripe Australian Produce
Responded on 7 July 2020

Thanks Chris!

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CarmelO
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Wilted salad, soggy chips and burger covered in over processed cheese.
Young untrained waitress who relayed our feedback to kitchen. no response
Wrote an email next day to restaurant - again no response
Cancelled my Saturday booking.

Ripe Australian Produce
Responded on 25 June 2020

Hi Carmel, thank you for your feedback however I unfortunately did not receive any email communication from you. I would have absolutely acknowledged you and responded if I did. We are disappointed you did not enjoy your burger meal, it's usually a favourite for our customers. Just to clarify, we do not have a deep fryer so there are no chips provided with any of our meals. As per our menu, we serve our burgers with oven roasted potatoes. Warmest regards.

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CalP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Morning coffee & cake was very enjoyable from every respect. Booking online worked worked well. The atmosphere was cosy & welcoming. We appreciated great quality staff, coffee & cake, including good gluten free options.

Ripe Australian Produce
Responded on 7 July 2020

Thank you Cal :)

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AnitaC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. I had the Big Veggie breakfast and my husband the Big breakfast.

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Joiedevivre
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting food and fabulous desserts using locally sourced ingredients. Lovely ambience. Highly recommend.

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KarenN
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thanks when we arrived everything was set up for us and our child which is great as it can be difficult with toddler.

We had a relaxing lunch my mushroom dish was a bit dry it could have done with more balsamic but I loved it and my son loved the chicken tenders!
Wanted a delicious cake but was way too full, next time.

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LawrenceH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and table. Nice vibe and happy staff with a service focus

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NguyenP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy ambience, good service and the food is delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the venue - service- and food / drink
Was a bit loud / noisy esp for my elderly mother however it was a Sunday in the Christmas season
Parking a sod -as it is anywhere in the vicinity
Will be back

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FringeDweller
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere snd good vegetarian and vegan options.

FAQs

Ripe Australian Produce offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9755 2100.

Ripe Australian Produce is rated 4.2 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.