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The Best Potato Cakes in Lilydale

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published April 4th 2019
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Love your potato cakes? If you are passing through Lilydale there are only two places to consider.

Potato Cakes
Large and crunchy

Both are in the main street near the railway station.
Captain K's Fish & Chips
115 Main Street


Captain K's offer 'junior chips' for those who can't manage a full serve on their own.

Fish & chip shop
Always busy

Yarra Valley Fish & Chips.
141 Main Street.


Yarra Valley offer 'Junior Flake' and 'Flake Fingers" for those who can't manage a side of shark in one sitting.

Fish & chip shop
Worth visiting


There are several other places to buy potato cakes in Lilydale, but don't bother, unless you like soggy cardboard in soggy batter.

Those are the outlets that have their pre-cooked potato cakes on display being kept warm by heater lights.

You could be lucky and arrive to buy just as a new batch has been cooked, but don't count on it.

Both Captain K's and Yarra Valley also offer the usual fish & chip shop range of a variety of different fish, hamburgers, steak sandwiches.

They both list on their menu 'Mars Bar in Batter', but those behind the counter say they have never had one. I wonder why?

On occasions when the slices of potatoes are small, both shops generously give you more than you order. That is looking after your customers.

Potato Cakes
Pleasure on a plate.

I can't separate the taste and quality of the potato cakes from two outlets, so why not try both.

If the hungries hit as you hit Lilydale, hit the service road for your potato cake hit.
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