We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lilo Cafe

Contemporary
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1/725 Esplanade, Mornington, Victoria, Australia
(03) 5975 0165
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Lilo Cafe and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 32 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Coffee

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
GoodieAU
,
Melbourne, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
brisbane australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tuerong, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Batemans Bay, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Didn't know what to expect, but it was such a wonderful find. Brunch and the clientele was families, singles, couples, groups and many cycling groups who sat outside in the open air. Great atmosphere. I had corn fritters served on top of a variety of greens, home made chutney, instead of poached eggs I opted for scrambled, bacon and anything... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very good service and fresh modern food. The extra efforts with the salads is a bonus.....either going to the peninsula or returning, a honest little stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here while on a walk from Mt Martha to Mornington, ordered an amazing iced coffee and an ever more amazing tasting milo and banana muffin...... Yummo The staff were lovely,will come here again for sure.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cool cafe with quirky interior. If you don't like green, then you wont like the atmosphere. This was our first dining experience and we went for lunch. Menu has lots of good options. I wanted the Reuben but was told it wasn't available which was disappointing. Had the baked potato with pulled pork which was very nice. The 40 minute... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lilo Cafe also viewed

Mornington, Mornington Peninsula
Mornington, Mornington Peninsula
 
Mornington, Mornington Peninsula
Mornington, Mornington Peninsula
 

Been to Lilo Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lilo Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?