eats in melbourne's east
If you are looking breakfast, lunch, ice-cream or you just love a good cuppa there are lots of fabulous places for you to choose from. Mamma's eats is a selection of favourite cafes and eateries handpicked to give you some inspiration, making it super easy to uncover something new for you and the crew to enjoy.
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Innocent Bystander has some new digs and Mamma is digging it - BIG TIME.
Follow Mamma down the rabbit hole for a delightful brunch with the ones you love!
Fairy tales do come true - having a coffee while little ones play happily near by!
Mamma - Your pizza is ready!
Pizza, pasta and family delights. The whole crew are welcome to feast at Huntress!
Mamma takes her Hot Tips as seriously as her coffee - which is how she found this great big cafe on Mitcham Road.
Meet me in wonderland!
Beer, beer and more moreish BEER! This vast warehouse has been converted into a pretty cool beer hall and dining space and Mamma loves it!
Give us a milkshake like Mamma used to make! Rowena corner store has been in business for 60 years and it is easy to see why!
A place for the kids to play when dining in the city - it EXISTS!
Here is a little special place next time you are after some morning tea!
There is not one, not two, not three, but FOUR zones to this cafe including the last (and best) outside courtyard with the kid's name all over it - Literally!
HEAVEN! A cafe, cakes, playspace AND a park right next door! All the boxes have been ticked
A place for a play, a coffee, some shopping and a bite to eat in the heart of Croydon.
This is not your typical ice cream shop - this is a boutique.
A playroom as big as our lounge room in a cafe is a Mamma's dream spot for morning coffee.
Mamma felt like a kid in a candy store....actually Mamma was EXACTLY like a kid in a candy store at this sweet sweets store in Warrandyte.
Did you know that there is an orchard in suburban Melbourne that grows over 200 different types of apples?
Ringwood's latest (and pretty darn spunky) cafe. It is run by a husband and wife power team, Nick and Jacqui, and they have worked hard to produce a cafe with all the important little touches.
This cafe is SUPER special - huge airy ceilings, roasting fire place with comfy couch and an outdoor courtyard that lends itself to sitting out with the family!
Three small tables along the wall and FULL of heart and lattes!
Ermahgerd - you have never had frozen yoghurt until you have had this freezing deliciousness!
A Mamma fave for the crew is the red velvet pancakes and the parsnip and sweet potato cakes. Seriously stacked and seriously yum!
Could this be the best spot for a burger in Lilydale ... quite possibly. And probably why they call this place The Bom!
It is complete common sense to make your next brunch date right here at the Hawthorn Common.
When you are sick and tired of your conventional latte art - why not go a little colourful and mix it up a bit.
This family has transformed an old paint shop into a coffee making machine and is Mamma's latest HAPPY PLACE!
You might bring the family here for the fish. You might bring the family here for the burgers. OR like Mamma, you might bring the family here for a SUPER FREAK SHAKE!
This magnificent building is home to some of the best pub grub in the Valley and you can’t miss it on the main drag of Yarra Glen.
An industrial style cafe with plenty of spunk and style. Mister and Miss is a funky modern cafe making itself at home in Mont Albert.
Sourdough, cakes, slices, doughnuts, tart and .... how cheeky ..... naked cakes! All on offer in Lilydale at Locavore Studio.
Nothing says warm and cosy hospitality than an eclectic mix of furniture, a cupboard full of toys to explore and pinky-finger raising babycinos!
Where do all the little chicky babes go with their Mamma for a special breakfast? Round Bird of course.
Cupcake Central has landed at Eastland and you will not be able to walk past without trying one...or two......or alright, a whole pack!
A stunning location, beautiful wine and amazing food, Zonzo Estate is a wonderful place for the entire family.
If a cafe has kids in the title - be sure to expect some kid friendly stuff! And this one is a goodie.
The team behind some of Mamma's favourites like The Public Brewery and The Cellar Door have been working tirelessly on The Farm - a stunning location perfect for weddings, parties and even first birthdays.
The Local Burger Co is a laid back burger bar with burgers stacked so high they need a knife to stop them falling over. With over a dozen burgers to choose from and the most amazing sweet potato fries one visit ain't enough.
This is one of Mamma's all time favourites. One that I was tempted to keep my little secret ... but where is the fun in that?
Well hello! There is a new cafe in town and it is right down the lane.Once you have found it - the aroma of good coffee should give it away - you won't forget where it is. Welcome to Manna Lane!
Mamma says Friday night take away just stepped up a level. This 'fancy' F&C is a bustling hive of activity at tea time.
Stop looking! Mamma has found her new favourite spot for a hot chocolate.
The most delicious, creamy coffee with a HUGE tub of toys for a toddler to explore and SPACE on the floor to play - you are ticking all the right boxes Little Buddy Cafe!
This fully operational micro brewery is tucked into the back streets of Croydon's town centre and is where you find all the cool kids after work for Friday night drinks.
The Pig and Whistle has been a family favourite for years and even now with a little one in tow - it still hits all the right spots!
They have real swagger at South Society and Mamma LOVES it!
There is one thing on the menu - jaffles - and they are AMAZING!!!
(side note: there is also yummy doughnuts and of course, coffee - but mostly there is JAFFLES!)
The Cellar Door by The Public Brewery is pretty unreal.
Play kitchen, kids furniture and some toys included. Great for a milkshake break - with a lid - genius!
When you are away from home, the kids are all outta whack and you just need some good coffee it is best to speak to the locals and get the inside word.
Porter Republic is a amazing, family friendly and straight up delicious cafe and restaurant.
A cool cafe with an old milk bar vibe nestled in amongst the trees in the quiet part of St Kilda and plonked right next to a park and playground.
Now - just between you and Mamma - this place is beyond beautiful.
A funky cafe, hidden in the wall that celebrates all that is square!
Cows + milking = TV + Love! The story alone at the heart of Juno and May will bring Mamma back!
There is so much on offer in Healesville for families to enjoy, a day in this town is simply never enough. When it is a spot of food you are needing, be sure to drop into the Cherry Tree Cafe in the main street for a all day breakfast or dig in for lunch.
Miss Polly had a dolly and her babycinos made her all better! No need for a doctor when the treats are that good.
Mamma has a little secret – her great aunty Chris knows all the hot spots around, which is why we catch up with her at Mister Fox
This little treasure is a clubhouse just made for little ones and make a killer baby chino - just check out that face!
Chocoholics must stop here! A chocolate factory with a cafe menu that is out of this world. Mamma's kind of heaven!
If you are after cold drip coffee, The Lilydale General is the place to do. This hip cafe is hidden in the industrial estate in the back streets of Lilydale and the locals go nuts for it.
Mamma is always on the hunt for a place for Bubs to play while she enjoys nice hot latte, a piece of lemon slice and gossip with a girlfriend.
Play is the most definitely on the menu at baby lets Cruz in Mount Evelyn.
The Carriage cafe is exactly that - a cafe in a 100 year old carriage situated alongside the Warburton rail trail, paying great respect to the history of the area.
Breathtaking is one way to describe the Burnham Beeches Bakery and Piggery Cafe.
Mamma loves a place that has soul. Not and Not Yet has just that, and more. This eclectic cafe has the community as its backbone and a great cup of coffee in its heart!
Kid friendly and stacked with heritage is what you will find as you head up the hill to Payne’s Rise.
Is it possible to fall in love with a building from just the outside? Well, it must be because Mamma is loving this recent addition to Main Street Lilydale, Hutch & Co.
Warran Glen ain't just a nursery. It has the most amazing shop, filled to the brim with gift ideas AND a darn fine cafe up on the hill.
Ever walked into a place that is just perfect for a little play. Mamma has - Littlecinos!