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Cafe, International, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, the menu selection, food and service today at Earthly Pleasures Cafe, Belgrave was disappointing. Shame as the venue is a stunning old building and the garden is lovely. The Turkish Eggs were not what I expected - just two small poached eggs with chili...sauce, yoghurt sauce,a bit of greenery, some toasted Turkish bread. This dish is over priced at $21 for eggs on toast. The Beef Burger was basic for $22 (and NOT served with chips - they were an extra cost). The service was slow, inattentive and the waiting staff need more menu product knowledge and customer service training.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024 via mobile

We stumbled across this cafe just before our visit to Puffing Billy railway in Belgrave. The exterior and interior of the cafe is quite beautiful and there are news paper cuttings dotted around highlighting how the mansion came about back in the 1980s. There is...a decent variation of food options and mostly well portioned.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

Earthly Pleasures is the best cafe/restaurant in the Dandenong Ranges! The venue itself is iconic in Belgrave and has a lovely indoor and outdoor area for breakfast, lunch or functions. If you can’t find something delicious at this cafe I would be amazed! My friends...and family all are impressed with the regular menu and there’s always additions and specials that change and add extra choices. All dietary needs are catered for too, and not just token options but well thought out meals that are delicious. Apart from the food and drinks, the staff are always amazing! They’re so friendly and welcoming and will go out of their way to help if needed. If you head to the hills, don’t miss a chance for a great mealMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

Great little spot to relax and soak in the history of the building, built in the 1930s, bluestone, high ceilings and a nice fireplace.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022

Spent a few days in the area and went there twice for lunch with my wife. Absolutely brilliant place. The atmosphere is great with the fireplace radiating nice warmth on a rainy and cold day. Service was super friendly and prompt on both visits. I...had the Field Mushroom Burger on both occasions cause it was just super good. Also had the Apple Rhubarb Crumble twice cause its so nice. Wife had a Buddha Bowl once, very nice too as well as the Sticky Date Cake she had for desert. Overall, the food is healthy and very delicious - all without breaking the bank. Would go back any time and highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice cafe that has atmosphere, good service and yummy food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022

We are spoilt in the hills for great places to eat and drink, and up there with the best is Earthly pleasures. From the fantastic exterior dining on the verandah, to the wonderful interior that has to feel of a great hall in some Jacobean...Mansion. Then comes some very delicious food, and drinks. The staff are friendly.. Do your self a favor , come end enjoy the loveliness of Earthly pleasures for your selves. I have been here many times and will be here many times again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 December 2021 via mobile

A good friend has met me here twice during the pandemic and both times my coffee and breakfast were devine. I will be bringing my partner here tomorrow! Those scrambled eggs are to die for!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

While there’s many cafes in the Dandenong Ranges, none come close to Earthly Pleasures. The venue is unique and great for indoor or outdoor dining. The menu caters to everyone and the desserts are always hard to resist. While all this is great, the staff...are awesome and a credit to the cafe! If you visit regularly the staff know your name and if it’s your first visit you will feel welcome and valued as a customer. We have had get friend and family togethers here in the past and Earthly Pleasures never disappoints.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 December 2020 via mobile

Love this place! Friendly staff with lovely homemade food! Classic belgrave! Beautiful garden setting

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 22 December 2020 via mobile

Food - 8.5/10 | Service 11/10 | Atmosphere 9/10 A beautiful weekend drive up to the Dandenong Ranges, this was the right place to stop. Food - The menu is an average size and caters for most styles of preference. On this occasion I just...has a chicken and pesto sandwhich was as good as a chicken and pesto sandwhich can usually be. A good size and balance of ingredients. All the other food we saw come out of the kitchen also looked very nice. Service - the service was the best I've had anywhere in Melbourne in a very long time. Mostly due to the young girl that served us (apologies for forgetting the name). We originally wanted to sit outside but she apologised a lot and sat us inside where available. Shortly after she said an table became available outside. She was very polite, very friendly, she asked questions but wasn't overbearing. Just a very lovely personality and seemed happy to be there. Atmosphere - Originally seated inside the old heritage building, the atmosphere was a little dark, and little felt a bit empty. Once outside the surroundings are beautiful and the garden makes you feel like you are in Europe somewhere.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 26 November 2020

My friend and I enjoyed a delicious lunch and the service and location proved ideal. My beef burger actually tasted like fresh beef. The venue is charming and old world with modern flair. Excellent welcome from staff and good service. I'll be back.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 19 November 2020 via mobile

Our family of seven enjoyed a lovely brunch, seated outside in the garden. Good service, delicious food from an extensive menu catered for all including vegetarian options. Coffee was excellent Service friendly & efficient. Covid requirements were observed. Special thanks to the chef for making...a special baked cheesecake, birthday cake. It was great to introduce my family to my favorite local cafe.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

I ordered the sweet potato rosti on the special board. It tasted good. I loved the vibe of the cafe. I have finally found my ideal flat white, yay!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

First impressions are so important and walking up the path to this old home gets you in the mood for something grand. The staff told me the building was a doctors residence, back in the day and the wide front verandah is lovely to sit...and enjoy a meal or even just a coffee. My friends and I ventured inside to an inviting dining area with lots of natural light streaming through massive windows. We tried the: granola; banana bread and the toast and jam and all were well presented and very nice. Good strong coffee too, but could have been a bit hotter.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 February 2020 via mobile

A bit disappointed in the food at this place. Atmosphere and service was great but ordered a burger and it was a soggy mess.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Earthly Pleasures Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5