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Lilo Cafe

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Contemporary
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1/725 Esplanade, Mornington, Victoria, Australia
(03) 5975 0165
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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A quick coffee on the run seated outside is not too much trouble for the guys at Lilo. I was served promptly at my table and brought a bottle of water too. Perfect. I'll have to come back and try the food, but so far I'm impressed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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Beaconsfield Upper, Australia
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for a late lunch, food was really nice and customer service was great. We would recommend this place for a visit

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South Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Apparently asking for an egg yolk to be cooked through counts as a 'substitution' which they cannot accommodate. Waitress was rude. Food was average at best. Will not be back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Drive by regularly looks interesting, decided to try yesterday, Stood waiting, numerous waiting staff walked by. Male staffer was really rude when he did seat us, terrible table right in the door way - others throughout cafe available, but very friendly to those who he either knew or looked 'trendy', or the regulars. Well coffee and breakfast was good when... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Dropped in as a passerby not knowing anything about Lilo. Funky green decor. Excellent service. Food was so Tasty. I had smashed avocado on toast but the best I have ever had. Lifted by pumpkin relish to another level and presentation wonderful. Exceptional value. Other three diners meals were raved about as much.

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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Walked in and stood at the counter for at least five minutes - no greeting, ignored by both staff. Meanwhile had to stand aside whilst a group of at least ten walked up to pay - individually. And then stand aside whilst two others were greeted and seated. Sat at an uncleared table waiting for some interaction and glimpse of... More 

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We met a friend here for lunch, and were disappointed with the menu options - maybe we just weren't feeling like what they had, so we ordered some iced coffee while we waited. The tables were sticky and grimy, even after we asked the wait staff to wipe it down, and then we watched as the waitress made our iced... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food is fantastic. We were staying with friends in Mornington and we went here for brunch. It was raining so the restuarant was very full. But we were served very quickly. I ordered the smashed avocado which was to die for. Mashed Avocado, with baby radishes and tomotoes and fetta cheese with I think a pumpkin relish on sourdoor,... More 

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brisbane australia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were having a holiday within a holiday - a few days on the Mornington Peninsula while visiting family in Melbourne over Christmas/New Year. On our way back to Melbourne along the bay route we were looking for nice cafe for brunch. It was very windy and rainy when we saw Lilo amongst a small patch of shops south of... More 

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Tuerong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

When lilo first opened I was a big fan and ate there all the time. The food was excellent but over time I think the choices have become more limited. This last visit left me thinking I probably won't return. It took so long for our breakfast to arrive it was almost our lunch. They seem to have plenty of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A quick coffee on the run seated outside is not too much trouble for the guys at Lilo. I was served promptly at my table and brought a bottle of water too. Perfect. I'll have to come back and try the food, but so far I'm impressed.

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Address: 1/725 Esplanade, Mornington, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 5975 0165
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Mornington
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1/725 Esplanade, Mornington, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Mornington
  • Phone Number: (03) 5975 0165

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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