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Lilo Cafe

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great find

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
jerjen99
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brisbane australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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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 

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Tuerong, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 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 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stayed up the road from Lilo and ate here two mornings. Different dishes each day, all were superb. Worth the money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have eaten here many times and usually it is delicious, but today the experience was awful. A friend and I met for lunch and waited for at least 10 minutes before anyone gave us menus (the cafe was about half full, many wait staff) we ordered drinks and food together, drinks came relatively quick. Again the coffee is usually... More 

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Mornington, Victoria, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had breakfast there at an early time on a nice day. You can sit outside or inside but it was pretty cool so we sat inside. There is not much choice on the menu but what we ate was nice. they had a special full breakfast or you could just have eggs if you like. The coffee was ok... More 

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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

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