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The Lilydale General

110 Beresford Rd, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
+61 3 9739 7770
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 Beresford Rd, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this great little place. Didn’t have time for coffee but the lunch bruschetta was brilliant. I’d go back just for that!

Thank ajayemelbourne
theLilydaleGeneral, Owner at The Lilydale General, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ajayemelbourne! Thanks for the positive feedback. Hopefully you have enough time to grab a coffee next time you visit us and you enjoy it as much as our food! :) Regards, Thomas and the Lilydale General team

Reviewed 11 October 2018

I have visited several times over the past 12 months. My last 2 visits under the new owners have been fantastic. Great food and excellent coffee, best coffee in Lilydale by far. There is a great vibe about the place and the outside area is...More

Thank GIH123
theLilydaleGeneral, Owner at The Lilydale General, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words! We're very proud of our baristas so it's good to hear you enjoyed your coffee, the winter warmer especially (they're still on offer even though we're well into spring now!). - Thomas & the Lilydale General team

Reviewed 1 September 2018

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
theLilydaleGeneral, Owner at The Lilydale General, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Ann. Glad you enjoyed the changes we've made. Happy to hear we've got another regular back on board! -Thomas & the Lilydale General team

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
8:00 AM - 3:00 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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Lilydale’s local since 2013, the Lilydale General serves AXIL coffee and all day breakfast, brunch & lunch style menu. Our outdoor seating area is dog friendly and perfect for a sunny day. Plenty of parking and a great spot for a bite on your way to and from the Yarra Valley. Look out for our green and white stripes! We also offer evening functions, pick-up catering, phone orders & vouchers. - Glenn, Thomas & The Lilydale General Team
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