Ripe Cafe was first established in 1999 in what is now the Sassafras Candle Shop before moving to its current location in 2001, originally a family home. Ripe has long been a favourite amongst hills locals but is also a destination cafe welcoming people from all over Melbourne along with national and international visitors. The venue offers outdoor seating on the front deck (doggy friendly) cosy & quaint seats in the main building with a fireplace, and a covered alfresco dining on the rear deck fitted with a 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.
We open 7 days from 8am-4pm offering a seasonal all day breakfast and lunch menu, each with plenty of veggie love and gluten free meals, morning and afternoon teas, house made scones served with double cream and Yarra Valley Gourmet jam.
We have a wonderful selection of delicious gluten free, vegetarian and vegan meals and cakes. Our kitchen closes at 3pm for breakfast and lunch menu items.
Our chefs use local, fresh and ethically sourced produce.
Address: 376-378 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras, located next door to Tea Leaves and Miss Marples in the main strip of Sassafras.