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Zest Cafe

Opens Fri 6:00:AM

371 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald VIC

5 Reviews

Best Known For

Zest Burger: grilled chicken, tasty cheese, tomato, caramelised onion, chipotle mayo and diamond cut chips.

About Zest Cafe

Do yourself a favour when visiting Emerald and head to Belgrave-Gembrook Road to discover Zest Café. A modern interior has been styled with a monotone palette, hanging Edison bulb lighting and comfortable booth seating - all flooded with natural light from wide, front windows. Zest’s take on café fare will not disappoint, offering an extensive all-day breakfast menu alongside sumptuous lunch options, with a well-stocked cabinet of freshly baked cakes and pastries to choose from. Start your morning with an Italian single origin coffee to enjoy with housemade sweet potato rosti, labneh cheese, smoked salmon, kale, pickled cucumber, onion and dukkah; or join the lunch crowd for crispy chicken strips coated in Japanese breadcrumbs, served with chips, rocket and honey mustard sauce.

Location & Map

371 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald 3782 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  6:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Tue  6:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Wed  6:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Thu  6:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Fri  6:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Sat  7:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Sun  8:00:AM - 4:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Zest is a sophisticated cafe with a familiar sense of homely warmth. We have set up excellent relationships with local suppliers to keep our menu fresh, seasonal and evolving with a team in the kitchen that is driven to producing quality and opening people up to new foods and techniques. Contact us today with your enquiry!

  • Up to 75 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (5)


Brunch date
We met up with family for brunch and it was really good.
Service, food and at atmosphere ticked all the boxes.
Really great spot!


Love love and Love!
Zest is a beautiful cafe with amazing food! Well worth the drive and worth the money! Food and drink is priced appropriately according to there size and value! Their freashly made cakes are to die for, delicious and tasty. One of the main things I personally LOVE about Zest is the amazing staff members who are lovely to have a chat too and there compassion towards there job is inspiring. By far Zest is my favourite place to come for Breakfast, lunch and a good coffee.


Best option in the area, worth the drive
Great restaurant, always enjoy coming here and the food is first rate. I like the breakfast selection and the staff are always friendly. I've been coming here for a couple of years and it's consistently good.


Constant Perfection!!
Peter and I have been coming regularly to Zest for brunch both Saturdays and Sundays. The coffee is superb and HOT [how we like it] Because of Peters allergies he cannot always have whats on the menu. The staff at Zest have always gone out of their way to give him choices and its no trouble in the kitchen. We love all the staff and the great atmosphere. lesley and Peter


Outstanding All Round!
Absolutely fantastic food every time I've been. I love their Smashed Avo (or pancakes for the kids) for breakfast, or the juicy Pulled Pork Burger (on charcoal buns) for lunch. The service is brilliant too, never had an issue and they're happy to cater to every need (including my somewhat difficult vegan and gluten free wife). And it's in a beautiful town too, makes for a great Sunday drive especially with Puffing Billy! Overall a great little gem hidden in Emerald 10/10