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Imola Red Cafe

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2305 Point Nepean Rd, Rye, Victoria 3941, Australia
+61 3 5985 9902
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I went to Rye on a Tuesday. We got there and it was so quiet but rather nice. Lots of places weren't open on a Tuesday and Wednesday but lucky the shop we were there for is open every day...lol (lucky for us coz' we traveled and hr and half to get there) Anyway while we were... More 

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Thank Anita T
David J, Owner at Imola Red Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Anita Thanks for reviewing our cafe. So glad you enjoyed your Chai Hope to serve you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lively little cafe with great coffee, yummy food and friendly service. We had the mushrooms (with chorizo and creamy mustard) and the corn fritters. Both were generous serves and delicious! We'll be back!

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Thank KrisRox75
David J, Owner at Imola Red Cafe, responded to this review

Hi KrisRox, Thanks so much for your great review. Trust you enjoyed your childless weekend on the Peninsula. Hope we see you again. More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having tried all the local cafes'we have found the food excellent and the happy atmosphere of the staff makes the visit well worthwhile.

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Thank Graeme H
David J, Owner at Imola Red Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Graeme, Thanks so much for your great review, it's always good to get the thumbs up from locals. More 

Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had brunch 16/4/27. I had the pancakes with strawberry, Icecream and maple syrup. 3 pancakes just the right size. They were great. My partner had the big breakfast and it certainly was big. Quick service considering there were a lot of people there. Will go there again.

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Thank 3larkg
David J, Owner at Imola Red Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our Cafe. Really appreciate your great review, look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is outstanding. Generous portions. Awesome coffee. This place does not disappoint. So many choices it took me 30 minutes to decide what I wanted. Warm friendly customer service. Easy parking over by the service station.

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Thank Samantha S
Dave2305, Owner at Imola Red Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Samantha, thanks so much for your glowing review. Great photos as well. Hope to serve you again. More 

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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great location, relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, good coffee and the eggs benedict was perfect. Will be visiting again next time we are down the Mornington Peninsula.

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Thank Simon W
Dave2305, Owner at Imola Red Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your top review, Simon. Glad you enjoyed your eggs Benedict. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

It's pretty tough to make something work at Rye in the long term. You either have to make a motza over the summer period, or you need to develop a strong connection with the locals. Imola Red is a real survivor on a strip littered with casualties. Why? The food is fresh, solid, reliable, and nicely prepared. The service is... More 

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Thank Professor_JER
Dave2305, Owner at Imola Red Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Professor, Thank you for your great review. We are now into our seventh year of business in Rye and still loving it. Hopefully it still shows. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this little gem with family and the service was very friendly and accomodating. Great selection of food and cakes. The only cafe in the area that stays open late. Indoor outdoor seating with shade.

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Thank Tracey S
Dave2305, Owner at Imola Red Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Tracey S, What else can I say, but thanks for the top review. More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

If you want a satisfying and filling breakfast with minimum fuss and a good coffee then this is the place for you. We both had the big breakfast which would fill the largest of men. Would recommend.

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Thank Levin R
Dave2305, Owner at Imola Red Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Levin R Thanks for taking the time to review our Cafe. So glad you enjoyed your Big Breakfasts. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here for lunch on our way to Sorrento, would have taken pictures of the food but it was just too good to wait! Super friendly service and the presumably owener made you feel comfortable. Would most likely stop back here again when passing through. Prices are alright and the food is definitely worth it and filling.

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Thank Chloe J
Dave2305, Owner at Imola Red Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Chloe Thanks for your great review. Hope to see you next time you are passing through. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2305 Point Nepean Rd, Rye, Victoria 3941, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5985 9902
Description
A cute and clean Cafe, situated right on the foreshore in Melbourne,s popular seaside resort of Rye.Serving creative breakfasts and lunches, prepared using fresh locally sourced ingredients.Imola Red serves Segafredo Italian roasted coffee both hot and strong.A must stop when visiting the Mornington Peninsular.

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