Ripe is a wonderful cafe, with an abundance of character and charm, enjoyed by locals and tourists seven days a week. We are focused on working with our fabulous staff to deliver a great experience for all of our customers. Great coffee (an absolute must for Melburnians!), delicious and wholesome fresh meals, mouth watering cakes, biscuits and scones.
Darren and Tania have been hills residents since 2005, previously owing accommodation properties. With Ripe one of their favourite cafes, they were thrilled to take over ownership in 2018.
Tania is interested in wellness, animal welfare & sustainability and is conscious of the environmental issues we currently face. It is for this reason we quickly moved our suppliers to those who ethically source local and fresh produce and hold similar values to us.
Whilst Tarn and Dazz work in the cafe, they spend more of their time in the background. In addition to working on the daily operations, Tania is completing a Health Science Degree in Naturopathy. Darren's passion is woodworking; check out the gorgeous new tables and fireplace on the back deck! Darren is also a plumbing teacher and ski instructor.
Tarn and Dazz spend their free time on mountains elsewhere with snow, yep they love to ski!