Lip Cafe’s approach to food is one that should be admired. Lip stands for Life in Provence, a concept that is adopted at this fine cafe and encompasses the way food is made from scratch, right on sight. That said, by the team’s own admission, it could also stand for Lucky Ivanhoe Punters, which is where you’ll find this Melbourne cafe, nestled right on Waterdale Road. And it’s true, foodies and coffee lovers of Ivanhoe are lucky to have this place because the free range eggs they can enjoy with salmon, rostis and beetroot relish, as well as the gourmet sandwiches on homemade sourdough and the Vietnamese grilled chicken, are all divine. The coffee is indulgent, the smoothies fresh and the shakes, well, they’re just damn good. Reserve your table now!
A pleasant breakfast with good coffee. Quick and attentive service - even in a busy period. I made the point of sitting inside though, as I have previously been left unattended here when choosing a pavement table at this venue.