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“Highly recommended ”

Earthly Pleasures Cafe
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Belgrave
Price range: AU$8 - AU$32
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Earthly Pleasures Café is Belgrave's iconic gem, hidden by a lush garden, right in the middle of town. The building's impressive 20-foot high bluestone walls warrant a heritage listing, but today the café's mandate is modern. Earthly Pleasures has built its reputation on ethically sourced produce and small batch roasted artisan coffee that meets Melbourne's highest standards of coffee. The generously-portioned meals are made from scratch - everything from chutneys, pestos and homemade cakes. And the local craft beers and boutique wines impress the locals, while also drawing the inner city crowd to the hills. Built in the 1930s by the Jorgensen family (famous also for later building Montsalvat in Eltham) Earthly Pleasures moonlights as a function venue at night. If the walls could talk, they'd speak of bohemian parties starring the beatnik artistic community of mid-century Victoria. Whatever time of day you're in Belgrave, Earthly Pleasures is a must see It's the perfect place to dine or pop in for a drink before exploring the Belgrave streetscape, Puffing Billy, Trees Adventure or any of the beautiful national parks within a bluestone's throw.
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
Thank menwithutes
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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.

Date of visit: December 2020
Thank Dylan B
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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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Thank tildix2016
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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.

Date of visit: November 2020
4  Thank 132paml
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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
1  Thank Ammmyhunter
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