Ripe Café was first established in Sassafras in 1999 and has long been a favourite not only with the Hills locals, but also as a destination café welcoming people from all over Melbourne as well as international travellers.
Set yourself up on the front deck on a sunny day or head for the cosy and quaint seats in the main house which features an open fireplace in the dining area. Perhaps you would prefer to settle in the covered alfresco dining on the rear deck which has a gas log fire to keep you feeling toasty and warm during the cooler months.
Whether you are seeking a light lunch or afternoon tea, you are sure to find something delicious to eat from the extensive menu which also offers vegetarian and gluten-free meals.
Located in the heart of Sassafras, you’ll be able to wander through all the quaint shops that line the main street of this pretty little village to walk off your meal. Check out Soap Opera for 100% naturopathically formulated handmade soaps and luxurious skin creations and pure essential oils for body, mind and soul. Or perhaps wander a couple of shops along to discover The Oracle of Sassafras, an Aladdin’s Cave of unique treasures sourced from all over the world. A mystical experience awaits you as you explore this beautifully presented collection of unique offerings from Artisans worldwide. Book ahead for a tarot reading to leave you feeling uplifted, positive, focussed and strong.
There is plenty of parking in the designated car parks behind the shops, along both sides of the main road or alternatively, you can access further parking just off the Mountain Highway – all within walking distance of the delightful village of Sassafras. As Ripe Café is only just over 5km away or a 7-minute drive by car, you’ll be enjoying yourself in this gorgeous café in no time!
Ripe Café is our favourite café to head to whenever we feel like having a coffee with cake or for a weekend lazy lunch.