Dining in the Villages of Mount Dandenong Ranges

Discover the amazing restaurants and cafes of Mount Dandenong, Olinda and Sassafras.  We recommend restaurant bookings in advance on weekends and public holidays.  Check your Mary Cards Coach House in-house compendium for special dining offers.

Mount Dandenong Village

(Less than 200m from Mary Cards Coach House)

Deli Platter
Phone: 9751 0144
Shop 1, 1514 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Hours: Open Mon-Fri from 8.30am–6pm; Sat & Sun 8.30am–5 pm.
Cuisine: Café specialising in breakfasts, light lunches, all day teas and coffees. 
Friendly, casual atmosphere.  Delicious platters and picnic baskets prepared on request.  Take-away service available.

Indian by Nature
Phone: 9751 0111
Shop 3, 1526 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Hours: Dinner 7 days per week, 5pm-finish.  Take-away.
Cuisine: Contemporary Indian.

Kelly's Bar & Kitchen
Phone: 9751 1056
1510 Mt. Dandenong Tourist Road (cnr Mt Dandenong Tourist & Ridge Roads)
Hours: Lunch Sat-Sun; Dinner from 6pm every day. 
Cuisine: Traditional pub food in a relaxed historic log cabin setting.  Open fire place. 

Mount Dandenong Hotel
Phone: 9751 1202
1451 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Hours: Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.
Cuisine: Family bistro.  Generous servings of Australian pub favourites.  Live music on Sunday Nights.

Olinda Pizza
Phone: 9751 1976
Shop 1, 1514 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Hours: Open 7 days per week; Mon-Thu 5pm–10pm; Fri–Sun 4pm until late. 
Cuisine: Traditional and gourmet pizza & pasta.  Dine in or take-away.

The Pig and Whistle Tavern Restaurant
Phone: 9751 2366
1429 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road (cnr Dickens Road)
Hours: Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.
Cuisine: Inspired by the best of English foods.  Cosy tavern style atmosphere with open fire places. *Special Dining Offer*

Wild Oak Restaurant
Phone: 9751 2033
232 Ridge Road
Hours: Lunch & Dinner Wed-Sun.  Jazz nights last Friday of each month.
Cuisine: Modern Australian.  Contemporary setting.

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Churinga Cafe

Phone: 9751 1242
1381 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd (1.6k from Mary Cards B&B)
Hours: Open Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 10.30am-4.30pm; Sat 10am-4.30pm; Sun 9.30am-4.30pm. 
Cuisine: Licensed café.  Serving breakfast on weekends, morning tea, lunches, and Devonshire teas.  Bird feeding daily.

Brunch Cafe
Phone: 9751 1100
1365 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road (2k from Mary Cards B&B )
Hours: Breakfast and Lunch Daily, 9am–5pm.
Cuisine: Licensed café.  European. Serves a “big” breakfast.  Vegetarian & gluten free choices available.

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
Phone: 9751 0452
26 Observatory Road 
Hours: Bistro: Sat & Sun Breakfast (8am start), Lunch (noon–4pm), Dinner (6pm until late); Mon-Fri Lunch and Dinner.  
Upper Level Dining: Open to public Sundays for Lunch and Afternoon Tea. 
Cuisine: Contemporary Australian dining for all the family to enjoy.  Caters to a broad range of tastes, including vegetarian and celiac offerings. *Special Offer* - complimentary Stretch Limousine transfer and pick up available from Mary Cards B&B weeknights.


Olinda Village

(1.2k from Mary Cards Coach House)

Credo Restaurant
Phone: 9751 1844
543 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Hours: Lunch Sat-Sun from 11am; Dinner 7 days a week.
Cuisine: Credo has a contemporary minimalist feel with modern Australian/Italian menu.  Vegetarian dishes available.

Pie In The Sky of Olinda
Phone: 9751 2128
43 Olinda & Monbulk Roads
Hours: Mon–Fri 10am–4.30pm; Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 9.30am–5pm.
Cuisine: Licensed café.  Gold medal home-made pies.  Take the family for lunch.

Ranges Cafe
Phone: 9751 2133
5 Main St
Hours: Breakfast & Lunch 7 days a week; Dinner Tue-Sat.
Cuisine: Contemporary Australian with Asian twist.  Great place for a casual lunch or dinner.  Open fire and outside deck.

The Cuckoo Restaurant
Phone: 9751 1003
508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Hours: Lunch 7 days a week (except some Mondays); Dinner Fri-Sun.
Cuisine: The Cuckoo is unsurpassed for its scrumptious smorgasbord meals, entertaining floor show and unique Bavarian atmosphere. *Special Dining Offer

Phone: 9751 2388
540 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Hours: Monday, 8:30am till late; Tuesday, closed; Wednesday, noon till late; Thursday & Friday, 8.30am till late; Saturday & Sunday, 8 am till late.                Cuisine: Licensed cafe.  Italian, Pizza, Australian.  Gluten free pasta, pizza & desserts.  All homemade pizza bases are vegan friendly.  Relaxed dining atmosphere.

The Olinda Cafe & Produce Store Phone: 9751 0466                                                                                                                                                                                                       17-19 Olinda-Monbulk Road
Hours: Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Teas 7 days a week from 10am-4pm during the week; 9am-4pm Sat & Sun. 
Cuisine: Licensed café.  Emphasis on making great coffee, cakes, and fast, tasty and wholesome food.  Stockist of some of the best local preserves available, as well as the Immerse range of wines, available for tasting and purchase.

Coonara Springs Restaurant
Phone: 9751 1686
129 Olinda-Monbulk Road (3,8k from Mary Cards B&B)
Hours: Lunch & Dinner.  Bistro Day - Wednesday; Set menu Thurs-Sunday.
Cuisine: Australian/French.  Overlooks 4 acres of 100 year old botanic gardens with views across the Yarra Valley.

Seasons Restaurant at Cloudehill
Phone: 9751 0168
89 Olinda-Monbulk Road (2.9k from Mary Cards B&B)
Hours: Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea 7 days a week, 9.30am–5pm.
Cuisine: Australian/European.  Inviting dining experience set in the glorious Cloudehill Gardens.

Sassafras Village

(3.9k from Mary Cards Coach House)

Black Kettle Tea Rooms
Phone: 9755 3883
351 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Hours: Open 7 days a week.  Breakfast (All Day), Lunch Sun-Wed 7.30am-5pm; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Thur-Sat 7.30am-10pm.
Cuisine: Licensed café.  Casual dining or lights snacks and meals.  Specialising in home cooked meals.  There is an extensive menu.

Fortnums Restaurant
Phone: 9755 1200
395 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Hours: Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Afternoon Tea 11am-4pm.  Not open for Dinner.   
Cuisine: Blend of English and Modern Australian.  Traditional Devonshire Teas, light snacks and hearty hot meals.

Miss Marples Tea Rooms
Phone: 9755 1610
382 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Hours: Open 7 days a week 11am-4.30pm.  No bookings – wait list only. 
Cuisine: English country comfort food.  English cottage Tea Rooms inspired by Agatha Christie’s character.

Ripe Cafe
Phone: 9755 2100
376-378 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Hours: Breakfast & Lunch 7 days, 8.30am–6pm.  Recommend booking in advance.
Cuisine: Licensed café.  Modern regional cuisine in a rustic cottage setting.  Large variety of food and wine available.  Local regional produce for sale over the counter.  Lunchtime favourite with locals.