The Sage Restaurant offers the Deakin community a space where people are able to meet, debrief and eat in an environment which is relaxed, stylish, and welcoming. The Sage Restaurant was established in 2011 and since this time we have gained a great reputation as an excellent place to relax while enjoying fantastic modern food with a great ambience. The Sage Restaurant is a jewel in the hub of the Central Precinct in which to relax and get a great modern meal or an excellent coffee and cake.

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The Sage - WIN AN I-PAD

The Sage Restaurant boasts excellent coffee made by Shahab, award winning barista (best in Melbourne voted by 'Grinders' 2004, 2005).

Each time you buy a coffee your loyalty card will be stamped. By completing your Sage coffee loyalty card, you will automatically go into the draw to win an I-Pad. Promotion runs until beginning of October 2012 – visit The Sage for full competition details.

Don’t like to wait for your coffee? Phone for pre-orders on 924 46637 – simply collect & pay!!

Take away - $3.00 for 8 ounce or $4.00 for 12 ounce

Located in the Central Precinct, Building HD, level 2.


The Space

The Sage Restaurant has alfresco dining on the breezeway which overlooks the tree-tops of the nearby creek. It is set up with access to the external servery where customers can obtain quick service from the barista for take away coffee and view displays of fresh cakes and gourmet baguettes and quiche etc. The slatted windows offer a lovely breeze and outlook to the green aspects of the university grounds.

Inside the restaurant we seat around 80 people. The walls of The Sage are adorned with modern Australian prints and paintings courtesy of the Deakin University Gallery.

The adjoining Richard Searby Room is a spacious area with a beautiful vista into the surrounding treetops in which to hold meetings, awards presentations, conferences and functions.

Our Service

As the university is a closed market, we understand that we must always ensure that our customers leave with a positive dining experience every time.

The Sage restaurant provides a brilliant catering service to the Deakin community. We pride ourselves on our customer service and can tailor our catering service to any style, brief and budget. Feel free to call either Shahab or Rebecca to discuss your requirements, we will be happy to help.

Limited for time?

Why not pre-order your meal on line and have it served to you upon your arrival. You can make your selection for Breakfast or lunch and phone it through to our kitchen for prompt service. (See the menus listed below).


Our Chefs

Have created a dynamic menu which changes every trimester keeping the food seasonal and interesting for our regular and valued clientele. The seasonality of our menus also results in maintaining a 'low food mile' ethos as a practical and economic attribute to our menus.

The food is priced reasonably to suit the university market. It is fresh – all made on premises using local and seasonal produce. We ensure excellent quality, value and presentation.

We are able to meet the needs of our customer's diverse dietary and cultural requirements essential for the multi-cultural nature of Deakin University by offering choices such as halal, gluten free, vegetarian and specially made meals for those customers with allergies).

At The Sage Restaurant the food can either be served fast, or enjoyed over a leisurely lunch or breakfast.

Our expert service staff will ensure that you have a positive and friendly dining experience.

Kick start your day

With a breakfast meeting at The Sage. Stimulate your senses and get your brain firing with a wholesome cooked breakfast and fantastic coffee. We can reserve a table for your meeting and make sure you are promptly catered for in an informal setting for a productive meeting. (See our specials tab for breakfast promotions and free coffee vouchers).

Our Barista

Has been voted "best barista in Victoria"by Grinders in 2004, 2005 and best customer service provider from Chadstone Shopping Centre when he first started in the hospitality industry