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Merchant & Maker


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Winner of 'Best Cafe' on the Mornington Peninsula two years running. Merchant & Maker is the sister store of Commonfolk Coffee Company in Mornington. It is a modern Australian cafe focused on freshly roasted specialty coffee, seasonal produce, and contemporary cafe cuisine. All our sweets and pastries are baked fresh on site - including our world famous donuts. We can cater for all dietary requirements, vegetarians, and allergens. We advise booking especially for weekends - but we'll always have tables available for walk ins. Out of hours catering and functions packages are available.
US$5 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Australian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews brunch cakes bacon and egg roll taco soup burger lamb calamari excellent coffee wait for a table high chair staff were attentive family breakfast an early lunch great decor great variety salt and pepper
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Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

Nice spot, good coffee. But the food left a lot to be desired. Overpriced and solid poached eggs. Service was ok, but not fantastic.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank liamjohnstone35
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Went for lunch on New year's. Holiday surcharge applied- not so worried about that. But the smoothie ended up at at something like $16 and the food was pretty bland and was mostly $25 pp for pretty standard cafe food (we mostly had salad type...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Russell F
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Bustling, vibrant cafe Wonderful feel to the space with great decor. A regular breakfast spot for me and the drawing feature is the flavor in everything in they do. Not just simple eggs on toast but the addition of relishes, pickles etc turn their breakfast...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank clinton25
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We came across the place on a driveby to the beach. Amazing food and a great range of beverages! The smoothies are a must have and also the toasties are worth every penny

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SohanWije
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Visited this place for late breakfast while on a break here in McCrae from Melbourne because I heard good things about it. The place is very crowded and the waiters are not coping with the amount of people. I ordered EM’s breakfast combo and that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Regina G
Reviewed 23 December 2018

We three had a most enjoyable lunch. The smashed avocado was delicious, the poached eggs perfect. Scrambled eggs were delightful. Coffee was great. Service very speedy, friendly and efficient. Spoiled a bit by the plastic music, but otherwise a good ambience, Restaurant half full. Overall...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peterq2
Reviewed 20 December 2018

Really was hoping to get something special here. We were encouraged when we found the Barista's appeared to be setup to dose and yield timing their coffee shots which is quite rare to see, along with a shot tasting wheel pinned up on the wall....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nickistar
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Beautiful coffee - the best around. Great breakfast at a reasonable price. Plenty of parking and just over the road from the beach

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rayrobertson51
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

I am a local customer that visited this cafe Wednesday last week (28/11/18). I must say having been here lots of times, I am disappointed with my last few visits. My most recent visit I came with my family, we ordered our coffees and a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MornPen13
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Ordered the bacon and egg roll and it was delicious, it looks small but it is very filling! Nice little spot for a good breakfast!

Date of visit: November 2018
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