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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast on the beach

A little bit of retro furnishings at Lilo Cafe and innovative menu choices make for an interesting breakfast. Potato croquettes are freshly made, as are the sweet corn fritters. Coffee is always good, eggs are just right, generous serving of avocado and the decor interesting, although when we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
razzy38
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A little bit of retro furnishings at Lilo Cafe and innovative menu choices make for an interesting breakfast. Potato croquettes are freshly made, as are the sweet corn fritters. Coffee is always good, eggs are just right, generous serving of avocado and the decor interesting, although when we ate there last week it appeared to be understaffed so the order... More 

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Thank razzy38
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Open Sunday until 4pm, they advertise. We arrived at 3.05pm for a late lunch with friends visiting from overseas, only to be told that the kitchen closed at 3pm. Coffee and cakes were all that was available. Disappointing to say the least as it had been highly recommended. Why not just close at 3pm? Why not keep the kitchen open... More 

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Thank Stirling M
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just ordered a coffee and jot chocolate but they were not great. Infact hot chocolate was all powdery. Decor was ok. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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Thank Sheetal K
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful food and coffee, lovely green retro theme.on the Esplanade and away from bustle of Mornington main street.

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Thank Terri F
Australia
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378 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had coffee there and it was nicely made. Friendly staff. We didn't try any food but it looked nice.

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Thank Ray G
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Lovely quirky restaurant by the beach. Friendly,well informed help. Decorated beautifully for Christmas in stunning greens!

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Thank Patricia C
Melbourne
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Table for one! Coffee took ages to arrive - was advised it was because of a massive take away order which is fine. But then still took ages after that. When it arrived it was only lukewarm which was a shame. Food was good - just ordered toast with two poached eggs. Overall the place was fine, but nothing special.... More 

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1 Thank mcs501
Mornington, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Sea breeze, friendly staff, amazing and creative food. This is a regular for me and just need to share a photo of the breakfast parfait. An absolute winner. Vintage decor os totally gorgeous too.

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Thank Tanina O
Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch and the menu had a good range of choices and most sounded healthy. Mine was very enjoyable and generous - a larger serve than I required. My flat white coffee was only ordinary. Staff were young and bright and helpful. Not too noisy for talking and the water and a bayside walk were across the road. Seemed... More 

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Thank MaurTee
Mornington
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Very happy to accommodate a larger group if you book ahead. We had about 10 at the table and it was comfortable and with everyone very happy. Children included and able to draw at the table.

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Thank Rose H

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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