Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ripe, Sassafras by Obelix

A little while back, we were in Sassafras for a book fair.  It was one of those extremely muggy days and feeling rather flat from the slim pickings at the book fair, we trudged along to Ripe for afternoon tea for a pick-me-up.  I was with A & A and kiddo and between us, we shared a few cakes and chai lattes.  

Ripe, Sassafras, Mount Dandenong, vanilla slice
The cakes were of generous size and suited to sharing.  The vanilla slice with the passion fruit topping was my favourite.  The tartness of the passion fruit undercut the sweetness perfectly.  The vanilla custard part was a lovely texture on the palate without being overly gelatinous.

Ripe, Sassafras, Mount Dandenong, apple strudel
The apple strudel was A's pick.  It was ok.  I've had better.  I always find strudel is best served hot and my recollection was that this version was cold.  

Ripe, Sassafras, Mount Dandenong, lemon tart
The lemon tart was suitably tangy.  I'm not a big fan of lemon tart but if you like a tangy type of dessert.  This would fit the bill.  

Ripe, Sassafras, Mount Dandenong, chai latte
Chai lattes


We liked it.


Ripe is a busy cafe with al fresco dining at both the front and rear.  The outdoor sitting areas had a welcoming ambiance.  I would like to return and have lunch there.  The service was attentive and one of the waitresses was particularly kind to young kiddo and gave her a few chocolate buttons on the house as it was Halloween.

Find it at

376 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd
Sassafras 3787
Phone:(03) 9755 2100

Ripe - Australian Produce Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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