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Essenza Yarra Valley

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Italian
189-191B Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“pancetta” (5 reviews)
“panini” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
Cafe, Australian, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
189-191B Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2018

First time here - attracted by Tripadvisor reviews. It has a real Italian feel and the pizzas on special were very good as was the wine list and coffee. Certainly would go again for the food. The service was less wonderful and was more focused...More

1  Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We found this little gem by accident & were so pleased we did. We enjoyed light-based pizzas washed down by a Belgian beer & a glass of prosecco. There isn't much room & every bit of it is used to perfection, with a wall full...More

2  Thank Konie
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This cafe has the best coffee in town and Melbourne as well. Wondered in by chance and was not a mistake. Had the salted caramel chocolate cake and the clementine orange cake. They were beautiful. Went back for lunch the next day and had the...More

1  Thank eujwong
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

If it wasn't for the orange chairs outside, you would walk straight past... it's about two metres wide and not much more than a corridor. The food coming out of this tiny kitchen is impressive however the coffee (even with extra shot) is too milky....More

1  Thank ntntntnt
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Really good traditional chai latte made with herbs and spices. Another one to add to my list in the quest for excellent chai lattes. Staff very friendly and breakfast Bruschetta was good too.

Thank 309jacquelines
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This place has very friendly staff. I always get a soya cappuccino and it tastes amazing. My wife had some of their snacks too and she loved them. Definitely a place to stop by for a coffee if you're in the area. Coffee prices are...More

Thank Marco R
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I love my got chocolates but unfortunately they are just not good here. They don’t have bonsoy. I can nearly deal with a bad drink but the staff and owners are also not friendly. Really disappointing considering I love Healesville. I wish the owners treated...More

Thank StaceLucV
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We have never tried breakfast at this cafe before. We were warmly welcomed upon our arrival. Had a look at the delicious menu which is Italian inspired. The waitress suggested their signature dish being the baked eggs with ham and cheese combined with a tomatoe...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Dropped in to this tiny place, on the main street, in Healesville. We shared the 'Anti Pasto' platter. It exceeded our expectations. It was varied, tasty and seriously generous. Enough for lunch for 2, or even for 4 who just want to share a snack.

Thank dgbint
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Went to this cafe for the first time and was very disappointed with the lack of flexibility for customers purchasing via eftpos. My order was $8.50 and I was told that there is a strict $10 eftpos limit - no exceptions! Despite my stating that...More

2  Thank Mark H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189-191B Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Healesville
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