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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
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Published May 18th 2023
Explore the hidden gem of Melbourne that is Ripponlea
Rippon Lea is a charming suburb of inner Melbourne with beautiful gardens, historical buildings, shopping, and enticing restaurants. Close to the city and accessible by public transport, this captivating suburb is certain to please.


Firebrand Bakery are at 69 Glen Eira Road in Ripponlea and are well known for their sourdough and breads. They are open from 8.30am to 5.30pm weekdays and to 3.30pm on Saturdays.

Hair & Beauty Touch Saloon are a hairdresser and beauty salon at 78 Glen Eira Road in Ripponlea. They are open Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 5pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm, Thursdays from 10am to 9pm, Fridays 9.30am to 7pm, and Saturdays 9.30am to 6pm. To make a booking for an appointment call (03) 9077 4392.

Camelia specialises in Women's fashion and is located at 50 Glen Eira Road Ripponlea. They are open 10am to 5.30pm every day (closed Sundays).

Ripponlea Village Shops
Ripponlea village shops and outlets. Credits: Wikipedia, user: biatch

Parks and Attractions

Ripponlea Estate
is at 192 Hotham Street in Elsternwick. This 19th-century mansion has stunning gardens to explore. Guided tours are available and cover most of the ornate and opulent rooms in this historical beauty. There are also picnic tables, a cafe, and seating throughout the grounds. Opening hours are 10am to 4pm daily. Contact the venue on (03) 9656 9889 for bookings.

Ripponlea Estate Gardens
Majestic Ripponlea Estate and Gardens. Credits: Wikipedia from

The Burnett Grey Gardens at 1 Moores Street Ripponlea are a perfect location for a picnic or playtime for the kids. There is free parking, a playground, walking baths, and established trees for shade on a hot day. For more information, see the City of Port Phillip page at the Burnett Grey Gardens Information Page

Restaurants and Cafes

Attica is open 6pm to 7.30pm for dinner except Sundays and Monday. Attica is at 74 Glen Eira Road in Ripponlea. Bookings can be made here.

Spout Cafe is nearby at 48 Glen Eira Road. Opening hours are 7am to 5pm on weekdays and 8am to 5pm on weekends. A great review is here.

Ripponlea Food and Wine is open every day for dinner and lunch and serves modern Australian cuisine. There is also a stylish cocktail bar that is a local favourite. They are at 5 Glen Eira Road in Ripponlea, and are open from 11am to 11pm all week.

Getting to Ripplonlea

Ripponlea is a station on the Sandringham line, or a short 25-30 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD.

Ripponlea suburb
Ripponlea is 7 kilometres south-east of the city. Credits
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