Our chef works hard to produce all our meals from scratch. We make in house our own hollandaise, our fruit toast, meat pies, banana bread, and a large range of slices.




Cafe in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula

Free range eggs, bacon and vegetables are all purchased from local farms.


Imola Red Cafe is located in the seaside town of Rye, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, just 60 km from the Melbourne CBD.


The peninsula in Victoria is renowned as a source for many artisan food producers and Imola Red Cafe makes the most of its location when buying its supplies.

Situated in the centre of Rye on the Mornington Peninsula.


We're right next to the Rye Post Office and opposite the beautiful foreshore of Port Phillip Bay, making our cafe easy to find.


Named after the town of Imola in northern Italy famous as the home of Ferrari, the cafe is appropriately coloured red, with large red umbrellas on the footpath to guide our customers.

Now in our fifth year we have a strong following by locals who enjoy quality coffee.


Imola Red Cafe serves Segafreddo extra strong blend coffee, which is roasted in Italy and delivers a smooth and strong coffee.


Probably our stand out favourite is our homemade vanilla slice which is made each day and usually sells out by 3pm.

Currently we open from 8am to 4pm, Friday through Wednesday, with breakfast menu being served all day and lunch menu offered from 11.00am. During the months of January and February the cafe is open every day, to cater to the holiday makers who flock to the local beautiful beaches.


During the summer months it is best to book for groups of four or more to avoid disappointment. We pride ourselves on offering a clean, bright dining experience with great food and drink selection at reasonable prices. Gluten free options are available and we are flexible with the menu to accommodate those with special dietary needs.

What Our Customers Say

Instructions from my wife, we went here for breakfast. I was not disappointed :) I have just 4 words: 'Banana-Bread-French-Toast'; Hot diggity-dang! Served with bacon, maple syrup, and cream cheese.


I could keep coming back here just for a day of breakfasts. That clever wife of mine - She knows what she's talking about...



- Choclove

Imola Red is the first choice for my daughter and me whenever we feel like a treat because we know we will get delicious food served with a smile.


The owners of this cafe have brought to Rye a standard of service which is unmatched for quality and gastronomical satisfaction.

Prices are more than reasonable and the new digital images of the menu in the window actually represent exactly the food which they serve.

Whether you're after a feast or a snack give Imola Red a go, and when you're as impressed as I've been make sure you tell the world!


- Dream Weapon

Came for brekkie with a couple of friends and would recommend to all!


The imola eggs were delish and the kids loved the pancakes. Generous serves for the boys! Good coffee!




- Lauren M

Come in and see us!

Phone: 03 5985 9902

Email: imolaredcafe2305@gmail.com

2305 Point Nepean Road
Rye Victoria 3941