Zest is a vibrant new cafe in the beautiful hills of Emerald, Victoria. Combining a modern and industrial design, Zest is a breath of fresh air to the cafe community of Emerald.

We offer an extensive all-day breakfast menu, as well as lunch items and a variety of cakes and desserts. Our Italian coffee blend is mild, smooth and flavorsome.

We also now stock a range of amazing organic teas from Zest coffee roasters in Berwick.

Zest is the perfect place for a delicious meal or a catch up with friends over coffee.

Mondays – Saturdays at 7:30am – 4:00pm
Sundays at 8am – 4pm
Kitchen closes at 3pm 

Zest Cafe

Zest Cafe

Local Activities To Enjoy In Emerald And Surrounds

Step back in time at Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy!

Puffing Billy is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world and operates every day of the year, except Christmas Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of their volunteers.The excitement begins from the moment you arrive at the station with the sight of the historic locomotives, the smell of the steam and the sound of the train’s whistle.

The Railway was built in 1900 to serve the local communities that lived in the hills, carrying anything from passengers to timber, livestock, potatoes and plants.

Today, Puffing Billy Railway is a major tourist attraction and incites visitors to come and experience a century old tradition. Ride in the open sides carriages as the historic steam trains continue to run on their original mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook, in the natural surrounds of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges.

Puffing Billy





Dedicated to supporting local businesses, all our produce comes from our community or neighbouring.

We are dedicated to high quality coffee, Belonging to only a few of the Z cafes in Melbourne.


Alison, Andrew and family have been busy creating Zest into a place for people that crave good quality food and coffee with a side of sustainability.

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Contact Us

Phone: 03 59682500

Find Us

371 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Emerald, VIC 3782

Zest Cafe Bar Restaurant