1/1016 Mornington Flinders Road, Red Rill VIC
(03) 5989 6515
What do you get when you mix a cup of fresh produce with a tablespoon of technique and a generous dash of passion and dedication? Something that looks, and tastes, just like Johnny Ripe.
The produce-driven bakery in Mornington’s Main Ridge is a purveyor of all the good things in life, offering locals and visitors fresh apple pies, cakes, take home meals, savoury pies and more sweet treats than you can possibly eat in one sitting.
Michelle, Adam, Alice and Scott are the team behind the concept. Michelle, Adam and Scott are all trained chefs, while Alice is in charge of the smooth running of front of house. Together they pour extensive experience and bucket loads of passion into their business, turning out tasty treats that have everyone coming back week after week.
The fabulous team takes great care in sourcing only the best ingredients. Originally located on an orchard, they started off using over-ripe Johnny apples to make delicious apple pies. When the business outgrew its first location, they relocated to Red Hill Lavender Farm, but still source their apples, limes, rhubarb and many other fresh ingredients from the farm.
Everything you see is made on-site by the team of trained chefs. The menu changes on a seasonal basis, depending on what is growing nearby and how many eggs the on-site chickens are laying. Stop by in the morning for eggs benedict, or dive straight into the sweet treats. The glass cabinet is piled with pear and custard danishes and salted caramel chocolate tarts, as well as their famous apple pies. Come lunchtime, choose between a savoury tart or pastry-covered sausage roll and pie.
If you’re looking to hang around a while, take a seat on the large deck. The breathtaking views of the lavender farm below make it the perfect spot to while away an afternoon.
Don’t be surprised if you see people walking out with parcels stacked sky-high. With such a large range on offer, and a location that embraces all the senses, you may be doing the same!