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The Lilydale General

110 Beresford Rd, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
+61 3 9739 7770
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“vanilla slice” (12 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
110 Beresford Rd, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd stopped going to 'The General' a while ago - but with the new guys in charge we're glad to be back. Friendly, attentive, smiley staff, a new menu with lots of options and generous portions. The coffee was great too. We'll be going there...More

1  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Hadn't been here in a while since new ownership came in. The two owners stand there with pissed off faces and watch their very young staff like hawks.. It makes for an uncomfortable atmosphere. Not chill and fun like it used to be. A cafe...More

Thank ebony45
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Have stayed in the area the night before, I trolled the net in search of a trendy cafe with a decent menu and good coffee. The best looking cafe by far was The Lilydale General with an on trend Melbourne style menu and upon arrival...More

Thank Quentin W
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I decide to give it one more try after my previous visit. It was much better this time. Coffee excellent, service very good, and the food seemed of a better quality compared to last time. Maybe different chefs working? The atmosphere is great. It has...More

2  Thank GIH123
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This Sunday I woke up and the day was beautiful, probably the first sun we have had in awhile and so I decided to try out the lilydale general since I had about 40 minutes to spare before a meeting. I arrived, the parking was...More

Thank Sophia K
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Looks great, coffee is very good, menu and food not so good. Also service although friendly seems to be a little bit on the ameture side.

1  Thank GIH123
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Just great coffee! Definitely worth driving a bit to enjoy what they serve here. They do offer different roasts from day to day, so each coffee is a new experience.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 28 February 2018

had brunch at this place, always good food and coffee/drinks. staff are friendly and place is modern and on the larger side of things. outdoor eating also very good. great selection of food, off the main street shops in the industrial section of town, and...More

Thank rob c
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Very noisy inside with people talking loudly because of the echo effect, outside because of the traffic, mainly trucks. Over priced basic food. It is more of a 'Toorak snobs' style of place. Very little parking.

Thank Avachat110
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

It's ok. The cafe is well set up but it's always very busy. The fold is a bit fancy. Prefer other cafes over this one

Thank Lisa D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Beresford Rd, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Lilydale
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9739 7770
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