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Essenza Yarra Valley

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££ - £££
Cafe, Australian, Italian
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189-191B Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
08:00 - 17:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This a great little place to stop in for lunch or a snack. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. It's only a small place but has plenty to offer. An amazing array of foodie stock on the shelves to take with you.

Thank Martina R
Hope Island Gold Coast Australia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Second visit to Healesville in recent months and have had lunch here both times. Really nice food, service and the café itself is narrow and has a great feel.

Thank Coopermoore
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The cakes....to die for, great coffee and service. This little nook in the wall is a hidden gem. And it has a great providore too.

Thank Lori B
Albury, Australia
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We returned here for breakfast after an earlier recommendation from Melbourne friends. Once again, the coffee was good and the 3 of us all enjoyed our breakfast. The service is friendly and efficient and we all loved the cosy ambience, very cool! Definitely recommended!

Thank Bob H
Gisborne, Australia
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182 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We have gone past this cafe many times and it always looked busy. Yes, it is a narrow cafe and cosy but what a find!!! The Caesar salad was fantastic as was the Pannini toasted with chicken, cheese, rocket and aioli, served with tomato chutney. A glass of white and red helped relax the lunchtime away. The coffees were the... More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Best coffee in Healesville. Beautiful baguettes and cakes. Great atmosphere and lovely staff. Highly recommend Essenza.

Thank Vanessa G
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great coffee and food. ..will go back Service was good. ..very helpful and in good time. Nice spot to sit and watch the street pass by.

Thank Auriol H
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186 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Pros Good coffee. Interesting menu - we had the Italian eggs with pancetta and tomato. Very nice though very filling. Cherry and apple muffin was good too. Cons Very small space so people need to squeeze past yoy.

Thank Terry K
Melbourne, Australia
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280 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Been here twice in the last year for coffee. Like the narrow space with lots of deli items. Coffee from my point of view is OK.

Thank GastroGaz
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Italian influence with great food & coffee, often return on a sat morning for breakfast, the background music is cool jazz, perfect start to the weekend. Baked eggs with prosciutto & sourdough toast high highly recommended.

Thank Curt T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cafe, Australian, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189-191B Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Healesville

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?