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Merchant & Maker

675 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae, Victoria 3938, Australia
+61 3 5986 3385
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (9 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
675 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae, Victoria 3938, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Found this place via reviews and was not disappointed. We could tell how good this place was by how busy during a week day in winter. Food was great and the service from the staff was even better. Highly recommend! Love how you build your...More

Thank mrcraigmcg
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We went here for a family breakfast on a cold ,wet and windy morning and were warmly greeted by the staff. We had a table by the window, and also the door, which was great because we could sit in the warmth watching the squalls...More

Thank PeterY936
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

One of the best things about being a weekend residence in McCrae is this fantastic cafe. Open early for us walkers and always a friendly staff member making the best coffee and an awesome breakfast. Keep up the good work.

Thank Culture760262
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Labor Day holiday and the place was full. Staff were fantastic and we organised a table outside. Coffee’s, hot chocolates were nice and the food was very good. I would definitely go back.

Thank Angy Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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