The tall forests and natural environment of the Dandenong Ranges provides some top places to eat, any time of the time of day. From intimate restaurants and contemporary cafes in the villages and townships or venues with spectacular views over the city. Perhaps you'll just find yourself enjoying fresh scones and Devonshire tea, or choose something from the wonderful bakeries and coffee shops whether it be sweet or savoury.

Ripe Cafe

Ripe Cafe
Ripe is a quaint foodie cafe in the main street of Sassafras serving quality coffee and fresh & ethically sourced produce. Choose from the all day breakfast, lunch or veggie love menus. Ripe's multi-award winning pastry chef bakes delicious scones, cakes and biscuits daily.

Round Bird Can't Fly

Round Bird Can't Fly produces refined yet simple dishes with pure, bold flavours showcasing seasonal produce at its finest.

Sir Paz Estate

Established in 1997, Sir Paz Estate offer award-winning estate grown wines in the picturesque Yarra Valley. Situated 852 feet above sea level, you will experience a true cool-climate vineyard.

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

SkyHigh Views
Less than one hour from Melbourne you can be SkyHigh – on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, amid cool fern glades and lush towering native forest. Enjoy our bistro, gardens, SkyHigh hedged maze, walks and more

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival began in 1954 and has since grown to become one of Victoria’s most iconic tourist attractions, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of over one million spring flowers in bloom.

The Basin Backyard

The Basin Backyard are beekeepers with 250 hives located around Victoria selling their own Pure Raw honey

The Deli Platter

At The Deli Platter, it’s all about the food. Delicious, fresh and unique homemade food to eat in or enjoy at home. We understand different dietary preferences and food intolerances. We offer a full range of sweet and savoury, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan and paleo options.

The General Food Store

Fresh pastry, visit dandenong ranges, locally sourced, great coffee
A bustling hang out, locals & visitors love The General Food Store! Known for its seasonally changing dishes, quality coffee, housemade cakes & service with a big smile! Dietary friendly menu & a providore featuring housemade and local produce. Dine-in & takeaway Mon–Sat 7.30am–4pm, & Sun 8am–4pm.

Upwey Belgrave RSL and Museum

The Running Rabbits Military Museum is located at the Upwey-Belgrave RSL and has been named in recognition of Kokoda Campaign. Light Refreshments are available from the RSL Bistro/Bar, Poppies.

Yarra Ranges Estate Winery

A romantic winery in the heart of The Dandenong Ranges, Monbulk, Yarra Ranges Estate is a scenic location for anyone’s special function or event.

York on Lilydale

The York on Lilydale is situated at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges and Gateway to the Yarra Valley, with an enviable reputation as a versatile corporate and social venue.