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Merchant & Maker

675 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae, Victoria 3938, Australia
+61 3 5986 3385
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (9 reviews)
“bacon” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
675 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae, Victoria 3938, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This probably should be the best contemporary cafe in this area. There’s the makings but it’s not there yet on what I experienced today. Merchant and Maker looks deceptively humble from the street nestled in a small shopping strip. It’s actually a spacious cafe with...More

Thank TwoSheds57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had it to go. But ended up finishing it before we reach our car! That was how amazing this bacon and egg roll truly was. My only regret was not ordering their freshly baked muffins and this cookie sandwich thing I saw at the...More

Thank jl0e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cafe across the road from the beach. Plenty of seating inside and some outside too. Delicious food and reasonably priced. Some vegetarian options too. I had the breakfast burrito which was delcious and so big, I was so full!

Thank travellingjacki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch today on this lovely Sunday. The menu is small and prices some reasonable some not so. My son had the egg and bacon roll $18 and it was very small for the cost. I had the croquet Monsieur $14. The cafe...More

Thank Jacinta D
Reviewed 23 September 2018

A busy restaurant. Fortunately we had booked for an early lunch. The staff were attentive and helpful. I had the bacon and egg roll, and my friends had the Budda Bowl. Another of the party had the Lamb Benedict. Food was prepared onsite and was...More

Thank phebianMelbourne
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Two weeks ago I went to Kobi Jacks and they were in the middle of renovations so I went next door to Merchant & maker and I had never been here before. Service oriented staff who served up a burger which was excellent. I checked...More

Thank Manfred C
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We drive a half hour down the Peninsula with the sole purpose of visiting Merchant & Maker. Being in the coffee industry, we know good coffee when we find it and the food is equally amazing. To find a cafe with food and coffee of...More

Thank dazman_family
Reviewed 31 July 2018

a cold blustery winter day and looking for somewhere different for a Sunday lunch and was lucky enough to find it in McCrae, not a large menu but with some very interesting plates and drinks, service was quick and the food very tasty, the coffee...More

Thank Judi43
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to try this cafe and found it a nice space with pleasant staff. We chose soup of the day which was roast parsnip with honey and something else which made it a caramel colour. Quite nice, but no bread or toast was served...More

Thank Larwos
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Understandably popular local cafe with the friendly staff being the highlight! Good coffee without being exceptional and really nice locally made snacks. Expect a wait for service due to its popularity, but its worth it and the staff work very hard to keep you happy.

Thank Stuart M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 675 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae, Victoria 3938, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  McCrae
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5986 3385
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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.
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