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Kallista Tea Rooms, Kallista, AU-VIC

Kallista Tea Rooms

4.4
4.4
132 Reviews
$40 and under
Café

Situated in the Dandenong Ranges in a beautiful art deco building. Freshly baked scones everyday, served with our house made jams & double cream. Licensed & available for functions.

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café, Modern Australian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9755 2659

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    At Kallista Tea Rooms, we pride ourselves on offering traditional favourites alongside modern and innovative culinary fare with a local touch. From our selection of breakfast dishes, mains, indulgent house-made cakes and scones, as well as our selection of tea varieties, beers and wines, you are sure to find something to hit the spot. Rest assured that if you have special food requirements, you will certainly be able to find something to enjoy our menu, whether it be gluten free, low FODMAP, vegetarian or vegan food that you require.

  • Neighborhood

    Sassafras

  • Cross street

    Monbulk Road

  • Parking details

    Off street private parking up to 40-car space at two levels.

  • Public transit

    Kallista Town

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Afternoon Coffee

  • Victoria

    Great for Brunch

  • Victoria

    Healthy

  • Victoria

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Best Ambiance

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Fit for Foodies

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Healthy

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Great for Lunch

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Scenic View

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Sunday Lunch

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Most Booked

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  1. H

    Hello

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I really enjoyed coming here in the past and there are heaps of gluten free options which is great but unfortunately yesterday the service was quite slow as we waited almost an hour for food (burgers and egg dishes). This made the experience less enjoyable as we wanted to try head out to explore the area. It was quite busy but seemed like food was just very slow. The sweets and scones are really nice 😊

  2. SM

    SherylM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Must do iconic experience in the Dandenongs. Amazing view, feels like you are dining in the trees with the local bird life.

  3. R

    Riker

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A great place for catching up in the Dandenongs. The history/photos on the walls add to the atmosphere. The hospitality and staff attentiveness was great - they were friendly and helpful in catering for our dietary requirements.

  4. SJ

    SubramanianJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Vegetarian dishes very well made & tasty.The ambience very nice, thanks to Cockatoo.

  5. KW

    KWNg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to have a high tea! Was placed at a table where we were able to see birds outside the window and it made the atmosphere very enjoyable. Will come again!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure to visit the Tea Rooms. Friendly yet professional service and delicious food.

  7. JA

    JessicaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really nice place to visit. Providing blankets outside to keep warm. Service and food fantastic. Will visit again.

  8. L

    Lewis

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb, great food and service! Highly recommend

  9. KC

    KellyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Poor service, not what was requested on booking. Noise level very loud.

  10. CA

    CherylAnne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely greeting we received upon arriving early for our afternoon tea booking. With elderly guests we were gratefully seated at an interim table to wait until our beautiful window table became available. Our scones were light and tasty and of incredibly generous proportions, we were glad we hadn’t eaten lunch and did not feel rushed to give up the table despite the tea house being incredibly busy. It would have been nice to have the table cleared earlier or be offered water or something else sooner but they were very busy and this did not affect our enjoyment of our Easter get together. Will definitely visit again

  11. WS

    WalterS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Was happy with the food but was not happy to be charged a public holiday fee on a non public holiday.

  12. YZ

    YaarahZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great breakfast! We had a great Sunday morning, good coffee!

  13. GB

    GraceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beautiful ambiance. Table service was at a good standard with friendly staff. Food was tasty and reasonable price. Highlight was the scones and the cockatoos on the trees. It was a great experience overall.

  14. BR

    BRUCEB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great little place with loads of character. Much better than Kallista Cafe down the road. The food was excellent with a good choice of meals and all were reasonably priced. They were very full when we were there and the waiting staff got a little overwhelmed. Nothing serious though.

  15. MK

    MariaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Panini was great. Scones seem to be a little dry and stale. Coffee was great

  16. G

    Gabbie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and customer service with beautiful views!

  17. LB

    LeeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a beautiful lunch, great service! Loved the cockatoos :)

  18. F

    Foodchamp

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to visit and great friendly service by the whole team

  19. AA

    AnneA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a lovely venue. We were seated outside on a perfect long weekend Monday. The service was wonderful and friendly and the food is always delicious with the some items changing while retaining some tried and tested selections.

  20. N

    Nexism

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    We had to wait 15 minutes for a table even though we had a booking. This was difficult because there isn’t much space available to wait. The cake piece sizes have decreased considerably over the last few years where now you are paying $9.5 for a sliver of cake. The slices used to be 3x the size. The tea cup given to serve tea was not clean. We cleaned it ourselves. We had to ask for cream even though we asked when making the original order. This place would not survive closer to the city with service like that. It’s a shame because the building is nice. The staff try but the standards set are very low.

  21. JM

    JacquiM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a very nice lunch date with friends yesterday. The staff were exceptional, the food tasty and plentiful and the location idyllic. We sat and chatted without being made to feel that we had to move on. Before we knew it, it was time for a coffee and scones with jam and cream. YUM! Thank you, we loved our time at the Kallista Tea Rooms. 😋🥰

  22. CR

    CherieR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food was enhanced by the amazing service and delightful setting. I took my mum for lunch and the staff made it a special day by putting a birthday candle in a little treat and singing happy birthday. It was lovely to enjoy the yummy food while watching the cocky's in the old oak tree. I would highly recommend visiting and experiencing Kallista Tea Rooms for yourself.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place, great food and great service

  24. DK

    DannyK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, surrounded in greenery and cockatoos

  25. R

    Robynv

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    As a coeliac it is great to feel secure that the staff and management understand the issues and if the food is stated gluten free then I can be sure it is glutenfree.

  26. RM

    ReneeM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Bacon & eggs were yummy and don't go past ordering the scones!! OMG delicious 😋

  27. ES

    ElkeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Amazing scones, disappointed I couldn't finish them, and the chilli eggs were filling and delicious. just a shame the meals didn't come out together.

  28. LS

    LanaS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely ambiance, beautiful scenery, helpful staff, delicious food. Lovely afternoon out.

  29. CY

    CevatY

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to have excellent food, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Look forward to our next visit. Thank you..

  30. YS

    YvonneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my second visit to the tea room. It was just as good as the first time. Their service is outstanding staff are friendly. Will be recommending to all my family and friend to go along and experience the amazing food and excellent service.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice place for relaxing

  32. L

    Lynn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This cafe is wonderful. I took my mum there for her 80th birthday and the service was genuinely friendly, as well as being professional. Mum and I loved it and we will definitely be returning 😊

  33. H

    Hattie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Good food & coffee. Can be quite noisy when there is lots of patrons. Great place to take visitors.

  34. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We regularly visit Kallista Tea Rooms. It’s a great location with delicious food options, amazing coffee and their cold drinks and juices are very refreshing. They have a yummy dessert case with slices and cake plus lots of other smaller jarred deserts to keep the kiddies happy. If you are coeliac you’ll have no problems here.

  35. DH

    DianaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had never been here before and absolutely loved it! The tables were not too packed in and the atmosphere was great. We had the scones which were delicious but we will definitely be back to try out more of the menu.

  36. RN

    RobN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Kallista Tea Rooms is a delightful place for lunch or coffee. We enjoyed some delicious food from a good variety of options without being an overwhelming menu. The kids menu choices were just right and all the food was fresh and very tasty. We had very friendly service and as much attention as we needed. The location is a big plus with great views as well as plenty of parking. It is a beautiful area with lots of post-lunch walks close by. We only had a 30 minute drive to get there.

  37. SM

    ShumailM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Hi. we always love to go and enjoy the food but yesterday food was average the recipe is a bit change for omelet and French toast as well and prices are getting higher day by day.service and ambience always v good.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    Service was slow but food was nice

  39. TA

    TanyaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our dining experience. We had the scones which were really nice but we just needed more cream. The coffee was a bit strong, but we would definitely return.

  40. JS

    JanetS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We really enjoyed our breakfast the food was fresh and very tasty. Parking was easy and relaxed ambience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kallista Tea Rooms offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9755 2659.

Kallista Tea Rooms is rated 4.4 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

Kallista Tea Rooms does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Kallista Tea Rooms

103 Monbulk Rd Kallista, AU-VIC 3791

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Monbulk Road

  • Neighborhood

    Sassafras

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Café, Modern Australian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Off street private parking up to 40-car space at two levels.

  • Public transit

    Kallista Town

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9755 2659

  • Catering

    At Kallista Tea Rooms, we pride ourselves on offering traditional favourites alongside modern and innovative culinary fare with a local touch. From our selection of breakfast dishes, mains, indulgent house-made cakes and scones, as well as our selection of tea varieties, beers and wines, you are sure to find something to hit the spot. Rest assured that if you have special food requirements, you will certainly be able to find something to enjoy our menu, whether it be gluten free, low FODMAP, vegetarian or vegan food that you require.

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