Ripe Cafe was first established in 1999 in another shop in Sassafras before moving to its current location in 2001, an original family home in Sassafras. Ripe 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 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.
We open 7 days, 8am to 5pm offering a seasonal all day breakfast and lunch menu, each with a veggie love section, morning and afternoon teas, Devonshire tea with 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 weekdays and 4pm weekends and public holidays 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.