Best Known For

Gnocchi with slow-braised lamb, mustard, rosemary and Asiago.

About Gracious Grace Cafe

From casual coffee and irresistible cakes to hearty all-day meals, Gracious Grace Café on Castella Street is a linger-worthy destination for Lilydale locals. Eat, drink and be merry in elegant style while overlooking picturesque Melba Park at this trendy café, where polished wood floors and white table settings create a light, bright vibe ideal for catching up with friends over an aromatic brew. On balmy days, dine alfresco in the private deck area, while perusing a bistro-style menu plating up breaky tempters like avocado smash with cherry tomato, shallot and lime salsa and marinated feta. Later guests may be enticed by crispy pork belly, pâté, chilli, coriander and pickled vegetables, on flatbread; or prawns in rosemary and garlic, butter beans, Romanesco, roasted capsicum and lemon.


Location & Map

35 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140 VIC - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eftpos, Apple Pay

Seats: 80   Chef: Emma Ivany  


Opening Hours

Mon  9:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Tue  9:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Wed  9:00:AM - 8:00:PM
Thu  9:00:AM - 8:00:PM
Fri  9:00:AM - 8:00:PM
Sat  9:00:AM - 8:00:PM
Sun  9:00:AM - 4:00:PM

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Member Reviews (11)


Delicious and hearty food
Winter lunch last week was just delicious. I was lucky to get the last beef cheeks and they were amazing! The pork cassoulet my husband had was equally enjoyable. I love it that the prices are very reasonable and uniform - not much variation over the lunch menu overall. Service was excellent this time and previous times we’ve been. Definitely a favourite of ours.


Smashing !
Avo smash here is incredible. So much smash served on seed bread topped with the most amazing creamy garlicky feta. This is my go to every time I go out, and gracious grace has the best I’ve ever had


Marks big breaky
This breakfast fills the soul. Love it. Huge meal at a great price. Followed by a nice big milkshake. Yum. My favourite local place to eat.




Excellent food and generous portions,staff so helpful friendly and welcoming,coffee to die for, just a lovely clean welcoming place to have a meal or a special occasion, highly recommended





Spectacular food, amazing service, delicious coffee, great sized meals, absolutely love going there