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Cafe Saffron Ivanhoe

9.6/10
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Average price A$35

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  • Average price A$35 Special request
Gosht lawabdaar
A$15.9
Gosht palak wala
A$15.9
Rada gosht
A$15.9
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.6/10
based on 76 reviews
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Quality of food :9.8/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Gaynor W.
    Gaynor W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Cafe Saffron is the best Indian restaurant a person could ever experience. The food, setting and service is beyond any other I have ever experienced. The management are totally amazing. It is the only Indian restaurant we go to and the only restaurant I have ever been to where if you actually over order the staff will advise you that "it may be a little much and if not we can maybe order more when we have finished", they have never been wrong! On this occasion it was my husbands 65th birthday and the first time we had been there since the covid19 outbreak. It was wonderful to be greeted by the owner's wonderfully warm smile. I advised him that we were so glad to be back for my hubby's birthday and it was a wonderful surprise to have the staff prepare a beautiful dessert for us all which was his gift to us all to celebrate the occasion. If you like Indian food you just cant get any better so in my family's eyes to walk past Cafe Saffron is a huge loss to you. Please take the opportunity to to experience all that is Cafe Saffron, you will not regret it and will go back again and again. A lovely night :)

  2. Susan m.
    Susan m.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Never disappointed! Best Indian in Melbourne

  3. Francis F.
    Francis F.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    very good cooking, delicate Indian food in compare with other Indian restaurant. The service is very good and the boss is very welcoming. If the serve is a bit bigger, it will be perfect because it tastes good.

  4. Christine  R.
    Christine R.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent food and friendly service. Good value for quality food. The banquet was very nice with a good variety of food. Eggplant and butter chicken were particularly nice

  5. Paula B.
    Paula B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Cafe Saffron always has great quality food. It is consistent every time and the staff really care about making sure the food is to our liking and that we are happy. The Naan is awesome. Curries are always delicious. The lunch special was fabulous value for money.

  6. Rose J.
    Rose J.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This place never disappoints have been coming here regularly for 10 years

  7. LESLEY R.
    LESLEY R.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    This Indian restaurant is a gem in the suburb of Ivanhoe. Staff and owner always welcoming and helpful, service fantastic. Food always delicious. Will definitely be back.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 301 reviews
    7.75/10

    Clean, comfortable and good food

  9. Glenn S.
    Glenn S.
    • one review
    9.25/10

    The three of us had Banquet #1. The food was excellent. Serving the 5 courses was perfectly timed (not rushed, not too slow) and the portion sizes ideal.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    9/10

    As always delicious food.

  11. Gary J.
    Gary J.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The menu was extensive, and what we chose was delicious

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 254 reviews
    10/10

    very happy with atmosphere, food and service.

  13. Zsolt U.
    Zsolt U.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Awesome food and wonderful staff

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews
    7.75/10

    Fantastic leg of lamb slow cooked in tandoori

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 295 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great cozy warm atmosphere.

  16. Mike S.
    Mike S.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    Great food served by friendly staff the boss is a gem

  17. Danny c.
    Danny c.
    • 4 reviews
    5.5/10

    food was ok, but we were seated next to a big party which was rather annoying, and we asked initially asked to move but told that they couldn't. 20 minutes later we were told that they could do, but at this stage we had already started eating and all i wanted to do was eat and.But I will return

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely love this place! Emi come here every time I visit Melbourne. Ymthe signature lamb dish is an absolute must!

  19. Patrice F.
    Patrice F.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    We love Saffron - amazing, authentic and different Indian food, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The best Indian in town, always.

  20. Fiona C.
    Fiona C.
    • one review
    7.75/10

    Great food and friendly service. Highly recommended.

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How to get to the restaurant

238-240 Upper Heidelberg Road, 3079, Ivanhoe (VIC), Australia, RestaurantAddress

About the restaurant

Spice Things Up.We love when we discover a restaurant that feels like a local secret. That’s just the case with Café Saffron in Ivanhoe. A neighbourhood gem, Café Saffron serves traditional, hearty Indian food. There’s nothing garish or overstated about this place; it’s all about simple food that speaks for itself.Whether we’re in the mood for something mild or we want to rev things up with a hit of hot spice, Café Saffron offers plenty of choices. So what do the regulars love? The lamb dishes deserve a mention, as well as the spinach curry with paneer. Pair that curry with some saffron or basmati rice and garlic naan and you’re in for a treat. Could Café Saffron in Ivanhoe become your new local favourite? We think there’s a good chance. And we love that Cafe Saffron offers takeaway for those nights when we’d rather cosy up on the couch for dinner. Best dish: Spinach and paneer curry

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