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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

Cute cafe in beautiful countryside. Quite good coffee and home-made fresh muffins made an amazing morning tea in this lovely location. We sat outside without Dogs and found this cute Cafe to be very welcoming I highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024

not great. Overpriced and underwhelming. Ordered 2 burgers. 1 chicken and 1 beef & a couple of ciders. Ran out of cider. Only pale ale available. Burgers came out with 8 chips each. Chicken burger $26. Only half the bun had meat(refer to pic) Beef...burger $26: Mushy & tasteless. For a small Country town cafe’, you would expect better. The price wouldn’t be a concern of the quality was there. But wow! Walked away disappointed we spent $52 on 2 substandard burgers. Oh, plus they charge a weekend surcharge plus a card payment surcharge.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Ripe! The homemade hummus was stellar and served with perfectly cooked roasted veggies. Crisp green salad and sliced chicken in a white sauce completes our meal. Nice wine and beer selection. Plenty of vegan and gluten free options! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

The waitress needed to go to charm school you don’t tell customers off for your ideocratic ideas of how a customer sould know all your rules before entering your cafe ps when we order pumpkin soup we expect to get it not minestrone with no...explanation manners make man and woman maybe because I’m fat bald and ugly and don’t have any tattoos you don’t like my generation oh well I will never return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Monday - and it was busy but not too busy. From entry to finish - the service was top star. Rob really looked after us. THE FOOD —— EXCEPTIONAL! We had the cheese burger and added some bacon. The best we have had in a...long while. Tried a local beer HOP HEN - and enjoyed it. Pleasant on the palette! This will be a go to when on the area.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 April 2023

Found food to be quite nice but very expensive ! Young inexperienced staff and for the cost of the meal it wasn’t anything special

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023

We stumbled on this delightful cafe on a cool rainy day. Staff were welcoming and efficient and the fireplace warm and cosy. We both loved the meal we ordered but it was the hot chocolate that prompted me to write a review - it was...by far the best hot chocolate I have ever had! Perfection!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

We found this place by accident after we were rudely turned away by a nearby restaurant that was yet to open, despite its website stating differently. We were three childhood classmates meeting after some time, one was visiting from interstate and the other from overseas....This was the best thing that happened, it was a dark gloomy weekday morning. The restaurant was so lovely and welcoming. We were seated by the glass window, by the large tree it was beautiful and magical. Our breakfast was lovely too, the scrambled eggs were perfection. It was just a great experience.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023

Ordered the avo smash for my wife and scrambled eggs with fetta for myself. I could not find any fetta in the scrambled eggs and the waiter even mentioned when he brought it to the table that the fetta was cooked through it. My wife...thought she had mushrooms in her meal half way through it, no it was'nt mushrooms just a very brown avocado. She mentioned this to the waitress and they brought out another half avocado, turned it over and yes, very brown.. :-( Paid for the meal, a Saturday surcharge and an eftpos surcharge!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

The food is good at Ripe; though it is costly. $120 for breakfast for two of us. Yes, we had a couple of extras and yes, we had a couple of smoothie drinks and a coffee, but it’s probably the most expensive place in the...hills; $7 for a mushroom.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2023

Enjoyed meal & good options available although I'm not in hurry to return. Booked online & would think table away from main walkway would be priority v's walk ins. Requested to sit in small area off to side of cafe only to be told it's...not open as not enough staff. I appreciate staff shortages however behind the scene issues are not a customers concern. Friend had to ask for scones after drinks delivered & 10 minutes passed to be told "they are coming", communication would have been appreciated. Some staff friendly others appeared occupied with less customer priority.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2023

Our Daughter and Son in Law flew in from Vienna earlier in the day. Most places were closed, so Ripe at Sassafras was the logic answer. A most enjoyable start to their visit to Oz. Thankyou.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

Busy busy day but staff were awesome - lovely energy and service, booked us in and we went for a walk before having a mix of lovely vegan and non vegan food. Felt like we weren’t rushed out too. 5 star service.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed a fabulous breakfast with friends in the beautiful back room of Ripe Sassafras. The room was so pretty, surrounded by trees. Service was excellent with lovely wait staff. The Hot chocolate is very special and made with real chocolate. All my friends enjoyed their...meals and I loved my scrambled eggs on sour dough. Such a perfect place to relax and enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Can't wait to visit again soon.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

Have been going to Ripe for over 10 years. Although it has changed hands a few times I have found the quality of food and service has remained high. I especially liked their mushroom risotto, it was cooked to perfection. Surprisingly the prices were good,...a lot of places have become really expensive but Ripe’s prices I felt were good, not price gouging. So a big tick there as well. If I have any criticism at all it is this, they will not take reservations over the phone, you need to make a reservation via their website. I found this odd and annoying. In fact this is the first time I have run into this, I have been able to make phone reservations at lots of other restaurants/cafes. It would be nice if they were to offer phone reservations in the future. But hey, maybe it is just me.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Ripe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4