372a Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd Sassafras Victoria 3787
MON - FRI 8.00am - 4.00pm
SAT & SUN8.00am - 5.00pm
Café de Beaumarchais is located in the popular tourist village of Sassafras in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges. Both the design and fare is inspired by and dedicated to the relaxed and sophisticated Parisian café dining culture.
Having travelled in Europe on several occasions the owners had established a love affair with the feel, décor and cuisine of many of Paris’s café’s and patisseries. So 4 years ago when they were given the opportunity to purchase the lease in the current cafe location, they set about creating a little piece of Paris in Sassafras. The aim was to re-create a space and experience that embraced the café customer with a welcoming warmth and comfort and made them feel like they were in Paris.
Renovations commenced in September 2010. The existing space was almost completely gutted to accommodate the new seating and serving arrangements. Around 5 weeks later the café was opened to the public with a grand opening party.
The building housing Café de Beaumarchais was erected in the late 1800’s and is the oldest existing building in Sassafras. The swinging distressed front doors of the café invite the customer into the space. The interiors high ceilings are painted black with rich gold patterned wallpaper on feature walls giving the patron a sense of being embraced by the space. This feeling is enhanced by a mixture of exotic chandeliers and wall lighting creating a warm and subtle glow. The café’s delicious range of locally made cakes are displayed in a European style cake display that had to be specially constructed. The seating is primarily supplied by a row of tables along a comfortable banquette with a couch for those who really want to lie back and relax.
Many of those that visit café de Beaumarchais tell us they love the relaxed feel and sense of being somewhere else.