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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Australian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a local, Ripe has been one of our go to places for brunch, lunch or coffee. We popped up for lunch this week to be disappointed by the new menu... no hearty soup with bread, no baguettes, no dips with bread, no spanakopita, no...biscuits in the glass cabinets. We spoke to a waiter who was busy serving out wine instead of coffee who basically explained it’s all about the bottom line, profit per table... it seems it’s not about the locals who have supported this cafe for years. We won’t be back anytime soon, all of our favourites are gone, and there is definitely nothing ideal for the kids.... it seems they have been forgotten, maybe no longer wanted in the new “fine dining” cafe?More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and great GF options. We really enjoyed our meal here and even took some delicious sausage rolls home for the next day. The staff was friendly and service fast.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very relaxed lunch today. The atmosphere was relaxed and warm. The staff were attentive and efficient. The orders for 8 including children were quick. The food was very good including pasta, seafood and the big breakfast. Coffees were excellent.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice to relax and have a coffee and treat after checking out the local stores. prefer the back area feels like being in nature.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2021 via mobile

We stopped here for a light snack + coffee on our way through Victoria. The cafe was not busy, with lots of unoccupied tables. We were directed to a good table at the window and ordered Latte, Cappuccino and jumbo almond croissants. The coffees were...good but the almond croissant was superb. This totally countered the fact that a mysterious 70c for soy milk was on our bill? Well worth a visit. Thank you OlaMore

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 3 March 2021

A group of us cyclists has been visiting this place of a Monday morning after riding up from The Basin. We usually arrive about 9am and depart about 10am. Of late on arriving we have been told that we have to be out in 15...minutes as the large table is reserved. This week two of the slower riders had to have take-away coffees and stand outside to consume them, and during the time we were outside no one actually arrived for the so-called reserved table. We will not be going back and will give our considerable business to a cafe that actually wants it!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Tania H, Owner at Ripe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2021

WE WELCOME EVERYONE Hey Russell, we are absolutely not anti-anyone (I'm sure you're aware of the bike racks we installed at the front for cyclists). The facts are that the venue was fully booked on Monday morning so our wait staff let you know this...More

Reviewed 27 January 2021 via mobile

Popped in for a great coffee, and lovely surprise to be able to buy a loaf too! Great spot in Sassafras

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2021 via mobile

Vegetarian Brekkie and Risotto were two items ordered for lunch. Can I say the presentation of the vegetation brekkie was innovative. They plated up the vegetarian brekkie like a tasting plate. A big fan of risottos. This was really tasty and not gluggy. A perfect...risotto. The coffee was excellent, although a little pricy @$5.10 for oat milk. It had been a while and I missed seeing their popular baguettes in the display cabinet. Not sure what happened to them. The menu seemed quite small with burgers a staple on the menu. I have fond memories of Ripe. It would be great to see a diverse menu again. Of course, the baguettes should come back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 18 January 2021

cant complain had coffee and scones and they were both great ,service was also great cant wait to return!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 19 December 2020

On a lovely Saturday afternoon my partner, kids and I decided to pop in for lunch. The place wasn’t overly busy and with covid restrictions in place we were happy to have an hour and a half time limit. The coffees and drinks came quickly...and our food followed not long after. My ripe burger was good and would gladly eaten another. My daughters cheeseburger which was to be cooked medium according to the menu appeared to be more medium rare. The kicker though was that mr partners lamb shank and mash was cold. Like stone cold mash. It was returned and came out 4 to 5 minutes later. It was clear the whole thing had been put in the microwave cause the sides were steaming and we were warned not to touch the bowl. Guess what? the shank next to the bone on the inside was barely Luke warm and my partner refused to eat it from that point on. We were offered a replacement meal but declined. When I went into pay, the waitress that served us also took payment and asked how everything was. Like wtf? And the chef was in the kitchen laughing. It wasn’t a big menu and really wasn’t busy so I shudder to think what would happen if it was busy. The bakery over the road is a much better place to eat. We won’t be backMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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  • Yes, Ripe offers takeaway services.

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  • Ripe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4