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Lip Cafe

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by Nekoburro (subscribe)
Freelance writer, traveller, foodie and graphic designer living at the gateway of the Yarra Valley and Melbourne's green belt suburbs.. www.mokocreative.com https://www.instagram.com/nekoburro/
Published March 27th 2017
Explore ingredients and flavours from around the world
Lip Cafe, cafe, coffee, tea, chai tea, local cafe, lunch, Ivanhoe, waterdale road
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Always wondered what Lip stands for? Life in Provence. The concept is based on the way food is made and it's no surprise it's all being cooked in-house. With an open plan kitchen you can see the dishes being created. Julian Chew, is the cafe's founder and chef. His Malaysian background influences the menu so expect to find tasty flavour profiles with interesting ingredients.

Cafe, local cafe, Ivanhoe, waterdale road, coffee, tea, chai
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The moment you step inside the place is buzzing with a cool local vibe. The interior is cosy and quirky, fitted out with retro furniture. Julian is dedicated to exploring flavours and and bringing out interesting ingredients from around the globe: black limes from the Middle East, dried chillis (pasilla, ancho, and chipotle) from Mexico, pimentos, tahini and dukkah to name a few.


Cafe, Ivanhoe, waterdale road, lunch, local cafe, quirky cafe, family friendly
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If you're after a healthy wholesome breakfast or lunch, try their organic sourdough bread, free range eggs or chicken. Lip make all of their sauces, chutneys, potato rosti. Unlike many cafes, Lip's cakes, brownies and biscuits are also made in the premises.

Cafe, waterdale road, Ivanhoe, local cafe, retro cafe, tea, coffee, lunch
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There are surprising flavour combinations that tantalise the palate. As a sweet tooth, you can choose from crepes, lamingtons, cakes, and a yoghurt panna cotta with strawberries, watermelon, pistachios and rose water.

Lip Café is located on Waterdale Road with great food, coffee and delicious home made sweets. It's tucked away from busy Upper Heidelberg Road and, if you prefer, you can enjoy the outdoor seated area while lapping up the gorgeous Melbourne sunshine.

Cafe, local cafe, Ivanhoe, waterdale road, tea, coffee, retro cafe, lunch, breakfast
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When: Mon to Sat 7.30am - 4pm Sun 8am -2pm
Phone: 03 9499 1162
Where: 226 Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe
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