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“You wouldn't expect to find this in an industrial estate!”

The Lilydale General
Ranked #1 of 4 Coffee & Tea in Lilydale
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Well worth the drive and making a regular stop as a 'regular' on the way to / from Healeaville or the Yarra Valley for brunch, snack or coffee.

The fit-out is superb and almost every item on the menu has an interesting / fantastic twist

On this visit for breakfast, I had the granola with raspberries, rhubarb and apple - it was a great twist on a classic, and although a little small, was delicious

Catered well for kids, fantastic staff, was a great mix

My companions said their food was good, without being awesome (eggs and bacon a little under-cooked), but overall great experience.

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Thank Camisace
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

The coffee was lukewarm and they got our order wrong. Manager was so rude. Will not come back here again. Waited 25 minutes for coffee and had three people ask us about our order.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We are currently having an extended stay in lilydale and this place has become a must for us every few days. The quality of the food is excellent and the serve is great. It is family friendly with a small kids menu and prices are reasonable. My son loves the baby chinos and I have to recommend the chai latte and any of the delicious cakes in the window.

Thank Courtney S
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Went to the Lilydale general on Mother's Day a table off 9 never been be for just heard about it , wow wow and did I say wow.All fresh juices, smoothies, Huge!!!! Taste 9/10 so good ,lovely girls took our food order we had there Hearbavoir,carnivores , rostis ,,and the relish all amazing fast , hot ,looked to good to eat , taste well the kitchen hand did not need to wash the plates , 10/10 thank you .. Kids sizes are great to

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Thank Josh22346
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

The food is great and quite reasonably priced! Had breakfast here on a recent weekend; good selection of choices from their all day brekky menu - from fruit salad (10.50), granola (10.50), pancakes (17.00), croque monsieur (12.00), to zucchini and minted pea fritters (14) which I had - it was delicious! Good sized servings, arrived ravenous and left quite satisfied. The decor is a bit odd outside (striped sort of awnings) and inside it's just a bit over the top (bright lime green, and white plastic chairs). Cakes cabinet looked quite scrummy; lunch menu also appealing - includes moroccan vegie burgers, salmon nicoise salad, fish taco. Quite a range of blended drinks and juices available, and the coffee is reasonable. We will definitely be back.

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Thank CandJMelbourne
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