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About Us

Our Restaurants

Natures calling!  Find us in the rainforests of the Dandenong Ranges, Belgrave or  our newly opened restaurant by the banks of the Birrarung river., Warburton.

'We were swept off to Kerala for lunch. Decor is so vibrant that you can't help but smile from the moment you walk in'. Ria, Google, 2023

'I had a nostalgic evening, eating dishes by mum and grandma used to cook when we were young'.  Shena, Google, 2022

'Amazing place. With such ambience. Purely South Indian feels'. Maverick, Google, 2022

We're fully licensed with Indian & local craft beer, local Yarra Valley wines & Indian whiskys

Vegan / GF options and dog friendly dining available outside.

Bookings strongly recommended. 

Belgrave is open for lunch & dinner daily. Closed on Wednesdays.

Warburton is open for lunch & dinner daily. Closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.



Our Story

Our unusual story begins in a humble fisherman’s village on the Arabian coast of Kerala, South India; where an Australian girl Billy, meets an Indian boy Max, with Mallu spice running through his veins.

Cooking his way to her heart, together they ran a beach side restaurant on the cliff tops of Varkala, serving fresh fish and village style cuisine, attracting guests from around the globe.  Leaving this little spot of paradise was hard, but Billy's mountain home was calling.  

Missing the dishes of Max’s birthplace, Babaji’s Kerala Kitchen was destined to be born. From establishing themselves at festivals and markets across Victoria to eventually opening their first restaurant in Puffing Billy’s hometown, Belgrave and now their second restaurant in picturesque Warburton. 

Babajis prides itself on bringing people together with great food and South Indian hospitality, (no matter what cricket team you follow!)


Our Events

We are very community minded and directly involved in events in Belgrave and around Melbourne.