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Kallista Tea Rooms, Kallista, AU-VIC

Kallista Tea Rooms

4.4
4.4
187 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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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café, Modern Australian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 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 187 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
  • 4.4Value

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  • Victoria

    Healthy

  • Victoria

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Best Value

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Kid-friendly

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Healthy

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Neighborhood gem

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

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  1. MH

    MelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff were lovely and made our time there a real pleasure. Being able to watch the birds out the window is very special.
  2. DB

    DamienB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Love that they know about Coeliacs, cross contamination and a separate fryer.
  3. J

    Jemjam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to revisit & try something else on the menu 💜
  4. T

    stanT

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I have consistently had a good meal here &always had friendly, good service.
  5. SG

    SteveG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A very pleasant and relaxing lunch, with good food, service and ambience. Would recommend to others when in the area or as a destination itself
  6. F

    Faun

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    A few things we tried to order off the menu weren't available, then they took ages to come back to us. We had booked, but got a terrible table that they moved people off to give to us. Out of three meals one came when the other two had finished.
  7. TF

    TonyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to Kallista Tea rooms for 55 years. I loved the ambience and food stuffs then, and through a number of changes over the decades, all that I loved remains, but transformed and improved. Food is delicious, staff are pleasant and respectful, and the setting clean and fresh. Thank you again!
  8. PK

    PiriK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very busy day, full house, people lining up outside. The staff handled it very well. Even though they were exhausted, they were still efficient and friendly.
  9. C

    Chris

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Staff were friendly and accomodating, however food came out at different times (25 mins between people’s meals). Time gap gap between drink and meal was 35 mins.
  10. LD

    LeanneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was lovely food, lovely atmosphere and great staff that made you feel very welcome
  11. JN

    JNicko

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    3 of us went for lunch yesterday something we had been looking forward to for some time. Drinks were served within minutes of ordering, then not a single glance from any of the many waitresses working the shift. We waited along with just about every table outside for 58 minutes for lunch to arrive. When it finally did come out it was average at best. Overall disappointing and overpriced.
  12. W

    Wantirna

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Just a lovely quaint place. Always enjoy a visit here- scones are delicious and the menu has something for everyone.
  13. R

    Rich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place. Delicious chilli eggs. Large portion. Crispy bacon as a side - perfect. Wife had scones - she loved them. Had 2 coffees each they were that good. Staff friendly and kind. Cost $70 - back next week! 😊
  14. SM

    ShumailM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very well presented food as always. Ambience is beautiful . Highly recommended.
  15. B

    Bunty

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Great food, nice location. Reasonably priced. Good selection from the menu to choose from. Extremely poor service had to ask for cutlery and napkins many times as it was not provided with the food. Food took forever to come out. One meal was not even made so one guest was forgotten about altogether. Friendly staff.
  16. PM

    PipM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and prompt, food was delightful.
  17. j

    j00lster

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing space and fantastic service. The food was delicious and catered for all types of foodies!
  18. ES

    EffieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was great, attentive and friendly. The food was almost perfect. I had the mushroom medley. The poached egg was hot but the toast and mushrooms were cold. All said, they were very busy. I will go back.
  19. JZ

    JenniferZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kallista tea rooms was a beautiful little cafe in the middle of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, the ambiance was very peaceful and warm, the service was timely and the staff were friendly. The view from outside the restaurant was just beautiful, we could see birds sitting in the tree outside of the diner and the beautiful forestry on either side. The food was delicious and the portions where a perfect size, you don’t leave feeling hungry at all, yet your not so full that your uncomfortable, it’s the perfect portion to fill you up but not over fill you.
  20. C

    Carol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting with murals, boutique bathrooms and beautiful plates. Food and drinks (incl multiple vegetarian options) were delicious, friendly staff and wonderfully large tree with cocktoos nesting and vegetable patch out front - would certainly return again!
  21. k

    km55077

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best tea and scones on the mountain quiet area off the main road great breakfast
  22. E

    Easterner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really nice cafe, with a great location, however we asked to have the ham removed from an item, and it was not. Can’t really fault them other than that.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful quaint restaurant offering fresh produce with incredible personal service. What a treat!!
  24. TS

    TraceyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely lunch & desserts. Very enjoyable. Will visit again
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here, gorgeous place, well thought out menu using quality produce and the staff are lovely.
  26. D

    Dutch

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food overall was tasty and very well presented. The staff were very attentive and very keen to please. A particular query was rectified quickly and we were assured that consideration would be given to my suggestion.
  27. I

    Isabel

    Tropical QLD

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot with great service and attention to detail.
  28. GB

    GeetaB

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely meal, bigger than expected. Wonderful staff. Beautiful tea room setting. Look forward to be back again.
  29. K

    Kezzilea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my daughter’s birthday at the Kallista Tea Rooms, service was excellent and food great. We will definitely visit again!
  30. E

    Elenam

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The pumpkin toast is amazing! A great upgrade on a delicious brunch. The coffee was delicious.
  31. SD

    SandyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service very good. Will be back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration in a beautiful place. Staff were amazing, food delicious and decent price. Took home some scones and ohhh my goodness *drooling!!
  33. EL

    EllenL

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Thought I had booked high tea to get there and find out I was not booked for high tea and that I am too stupid to use the e booking system. We stayed anyway as we drove for an hour to get there. We ordered scones and drinks. The enormous scones had too much bi carb soda in them and not enough cream served with them. That said the waitresses were excellent and run off their feet. Coffee was very good. It is clearly a place for tourists.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many gluten free options to choose from. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. I loved watching the birds out the window while we ate.
  35. JB

    JasminB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The poached chicken Asian dish was not very nice. The flavours were all wrong. So much vinegar. The Vietnamese Pancake was good but lacked flavour as well. It seemed that they were taking short cuts with simple and fresh true flavours. Coffee was very good and the homemade cheesecake was very nice. They need to do some work to get repeat customers.
  36. EC

    ElizabethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The Kallista Tearooms is a delightful place to enjoy a yummy lunch on a wet Saturday. Service was excellent, food delightful and the wild life on the other side of the our window provided entertainment. (Entertaining sulphur crested cockatoos) The table next to us were enjoying a gorgeous Devonshire tea - scones looked great, jam and a pile of cream We'll have that next time we're there. Recommend booking too - it was quite busy
  37. S

    Schmiles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The food was really disappointing. It didn’t look nice and it didn’t taste nice. Chicken undercooked and hair in hollandaise. BUT I think that the place is wonderful (especially the cockatoos), - fill of potential - but I’d like to see the food improve before going there again. To their credit, they re-cooked the chicken and didn’t bill for one of our disappointing dishes.
  38. AM

    AudreyM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favourite spot in the hills. Always accommodating and lovely food. My son choose here for his birthday lunch with the family. Good coffee and cake as well. The cockatoos are always fun too ❤️
  39. BM

    BiancaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, helpful staff, great food and gorgeous views - highly recommend!
  40. l

    lindyw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Love the environment and the food was very nice fresh and yummy

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 187 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 1 time 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

    Daily 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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