9735 2223

Lilydale's Most Elegant & Stylish Cafe

Cafe | Catering | Functions 

We're open for dinner during theatre performances at the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre!

We’re open for dinner during theatre performance nights at the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre!

2024 Season

April 18th – May 4th
June 27th – July 13th
September 5th – 21st
November 14th – 30th

During these times we will be open:

Monday and Tuesday: 8am – 4pm
Wednesday through Saturday 8am – 8pm
Sunday 9am – 4pm

Welcome to Gracious Grace Cafe

Serving Lilydale’s best coffee, scrumptious breakfasts, mouth-watering lunches
and cakes to absolutely die for!

Food & Beverages

From casual coffees and irresistible indulgent cakes to hearty all-day breakfasts and chic lunches, Gracious Grace café will entice your taste buds. What’s more we are now open for dinner by popular demand during theatre performances at the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre!

Our food is fresh, tasty, and made to order. We use fantastic fresh, local Yarra Valley produce. Eat and drink in style overlooking the picturesque, historic Melba Park.


Functions & Catering

Social gatherings, birthday parties and corporate functions, why not consider Gracious Grace for you next event?

We’re fully licensed and our catering and function menu choices will ensure your next event is a huge success! Your event can flow externally onto the large private deck fitted too!

Check out Gracious Grace Cafe on The Australian Good Food Guide.

Gracious Grace Cafe
Gracious Grace Cafe

NEW Gracious Grace Cafe Cakes

Cakes to absolutely die for, made especially for you or your special occasion!


Our Tantalising NEW Winter Menus

Breakfast Until 3pm

Fruit toast served with vanilla butter and house made jams  – $14.00

Eggs poached / fried / scrambled served on high top sourdough*  – $14.50

House made granola with maple, dried fruit and nuts – $13.00

Organic oats with apple and cranberry compote and toasted maple almonds – $15.00

Leek and cheese toast topped with sautéed mushrooms and poached egg – $21.50

Eggs Benedict, with Montrose smoked ham hock, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce on high-top sourdough* – $21.50

Caramel French toast, roasted spiced pears and vanilla mascarpone – $21.50

Potato and spring onion hash with house made chilli sauce, fried eggs and kewpie (gf) – $22.00

Smoked tomato and corn fritters with capsicum and garlic aioli ( add Haloumi $6.00 ) – $21.50

Avocado smash with pickled red chilli, smoked almonds and Meredith goats feta, salsa
Verde on multigrain toast*
 – $22.00

The Vegan big breakfast – tomato, mushroom, beans, spinach, and avocado on sourdough* – $25.00

Mark’s big breakfast, 2 eggs (cooked your way), bacon, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms,
and pork belly *
 – $26.50


Add egg – $4.00ea

Montrose smoked bacon, ham hock, avocado, mushrooms, tomato, pork belly, sausage, spinach, beans, smoked salmon  – $6.00ea

Gluten free bread – $3.00

Lunch/Dinner* From 12pm

* Dinner only during Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Nights

Red curry, lamb pieces slow cooked with pumpkin, potato, spinach and coconut rice – $27.00

Gnocchi with semi-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, Pomodoro, mascarpone and basil  – $27.00

The Stella burger; beef patty, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, kewpie mayonnaise
and sweet tomato jam served on a fresh milk bun and a basket of chips
 – $26.50

Fusilli with broccoli, garlic, anchovies, chilli, sultanas, and almonds – $27.50

Spiced roast pumpkin, creamy carrot miso cashew sauce topped with gremolata (vegan) – $26.50


Thick cut chips  – sml $9.00   lrg $12.00

Steamed Broccoli – $9.50

Roast Pumpkin – $9.50

Kids Menu

Fish and chips  – $13.50

Chicken strips and chips
 – $13.50
Pasta Napolitano  – $13.50

Egg on toast (poached, scrambled or fried) – $8.00

Pancake, maple and vanilla ice cream – $13.50


Please see the cake cabinet for today’s selections.

(GF) = Gluten Free (*) = Can be Gluten Free
Please note that our products either contain, or are prepared in a kitchen that contain or use the allergens of peanuts, tree nuts, seafood, soy milk, milk (and other dairy), sesame, wheat (gluten) and sulphite preservatives. We cannot guarantee that any of our products are 100% allergen free. Prices and menu items are subject to seasonal availability and may change without notice.


Hot Drinks

Coffee: Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato,Expresso, Mocha – $4.90/$5.50

Alternate milks: soy, almond, oat, lactose free – $1.00

Syrups caramel, hazelnut, vanilla – $1.00

Ice latte – $4.90/$5.50

Hot chocolate made with real Belgium chocolate – $5.50

Tea (English breakfast, green, earl grey, peppermint
and lemongrass and ginger)
 – $5.50

Chai latte – $5.50

Prana Wet Chai – $5.70/ $6.20

Tumeric Latte – $5.70/ $6.20


Wood vine prosecco – $11.00/$47.00

Yarra Burn Premium Cuvee – $12.00/$50.00

White Wine

Ingram road Sauvignon Blanc – $12.00/$50.00

Gracious Grace chardonnay – $12.00/$50.00

Brown brothers Moscato – $11.00/$47.00

Pink Wine

Helens Hill Rose – $11.00/$47.00

Red Wine

St Huberts pinot noir – $12.00/$50.00

Gracious Grace shiraz – $11.00/$47.00

Riddoch cabernet sav – $12.00/$50.00

Cold Drinks

Milkshakes – $7.50

Organic apple/orange juice – $7.50

Banana smoothie  – $9.50
(banana, yoghurt, cinnamon and honey)

Mango smoothie – $9.50
(mango, coconut yoghurt, apple juice *vegan)

Mixed Berry smoothie  – $9.50
(mixed berries, sorbet, apple juice *vegan)

Passionfruit and strawberry smoothie – $9.50

Iced Coffee / Chocolate/ Mocha – $8.50

Bottled mineral water  – $6.00

Soft Drink (coke, diet coke, lift, sprite)  – $4.50

Kombucha – Raspberry or lemon and ginger – $7.50

Beer & Cider

JJ sessions IPA ( 3.5%) – $9.00

Hop and hen pale aler – $9.50

Hop and hen Lilydale lager – $9.50

Gracious Grace pear cider (4.8%) – $10.00

Gracious Grace apple cider (4.8%) – $10.00

Gracious Grace peach cider (8.0%) – $14.00

Gracious Grace strawberry cider (8.0%) – $14.00


Basic Spirits – $10.00


Where to find Gracious Grace Cafe

We’re in Castella Street, right next to the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.

8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Saturday
9:00am – 4:00pm Sunday

We’re open for dinner during theatre performances at the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre!
(See above red box for more details)

35 Castella Street, Lilydale, Victoria
03 9735 2223


Gracious Grace Cafe

Grace Grace Cafe
Ph: 9735 2223
Mon – Sat: 8am – 4pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
All  day breakfast, lunch, coffee & cakes