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The Lilydale General

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110 Beresford Rd, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
+61 3 9739 7770
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07:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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Mooroolbark, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a gorgeous little gem in Lilydale. Staff are always lovely, food always to a high standard.

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Thank mandsclark
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favourite café in the East. Great décor, food, service and outdoor area. The Pumpkin Fritters is a must try (ADD FETTA) if they have put it back on the menu, they change the menu based on the season. Coffees good too!

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Warburton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the backstreets of Lilydale you'll find the most pleasant surprise. Great food with a menu that piques the imagination, oh and yes theres the great coffee. Make sure you leave room for a vanilla slice

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Thank mick810
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Only been for breakfast twice and ordered the same thing because it was so good. All food looked delicious and will definitely be coming back.

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Thank Katherine W
Broadbeach, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a coffee this morning thanks to my son-in-law and his wife. Blown away with the coffee and have NEVER tasted a better vanilla slice. Treat youselves people! !

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Went in this morning to buy a simple coffee and toasted sandwich. After 30 mins of watching hipsters come and go with their vegan paleo gluten free soy lattes; they came out and asked me what I had ordered. When I asked for a refund that was another drama. Too much hipster not enough service. And remember this is an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Want some guaranteed deliciousness, come here!! Everytime I come here my tastebuds do a little happy dance. The food is not only delicious but nice to look at with detailed presentation. Every few months they make a few changes, and I am yet to be disappointed. The staff are vibrant and fun! A regular spot for Sunday brunch for us!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Strange menu at the moment but still one of he best places in lilydale! Still always busy on a Sunday morning but it's worth the wait for the great coffee! The waiter always remembers my coffee even if I haven't been there for a while Great service! Have recently been getting take away coffee which is a little hit and... More 

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Thank Madison V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The Lilydale general is a very popular cafe for all ages! There is a large range of food to suit everyone from healthy to not so healthy. The vanilla slices are to die for but very big so good for 2 people. It is a loud atmosphere inside but there is also outdoor options in good weather.

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Thank paigehb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing top class food options, presentation was outstanding! Several occasions I've been to this joint, with beautiful dishes and coffee, lots of extras like cakes/slices/juices that are all delicious original fresh menu items. Eggs and coffee were awesome! Lovely courtyard option and waiters were friendly and helpful. Sometimes can be a touch noisy but the outside option helps that.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Beresford Rd, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Lilydale
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9739 7770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?