We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monkey Business

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
277 Point Nepean Rd | #1, Dromana, Victoria 3936, Australia
+61 3 5981 0685
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“sardines” (4 reviews)
Closed today
Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
277 Point Nepean Rd | #1, Dromana, Victoria 3936, Australia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (110)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 110 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Unfortunately for this cafe it opens late for breaky let alone coffee hence why I really didn't know it even existed. Not very good business owners. Besides that they don't even supply milk options even though most of the menu dishes caters for gluten free...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Emilio D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best service & food on the Peninsula, that we’ve experienced in a very, long time -Simple as that. Loved it and the passion for all the team we met. We’re coming back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 971lawrenceh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this little gem on Google. Friendly staff on arrival and our booked table was ready. Smallish menu (which I prefer). Wine was poured at the table - tick ✔️. Ordered a cheeseburger (first time in 10 years). Amazing !!! Big real meat patty -...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kilimanjarogirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an early mid week dinner here. Wait staff were welcoming. Menu is interesting albeit at winery or city restaurant prices. It took a while for our mains to come out, despite only another table of 4 in the restaurant who appeared to be enjoying...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Grandview301
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit. Summer crowds mean slightly longer waits but that’s okay. Their passion shines through, the food and wine is cutting edge and definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jarrodh435
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had quite high hopes but this place is nothing flash even though I’m sure it tries hard. It’s not great ambience given the building and decor. The menu and service was good, however the food and flavours were only ok. We won’t race back.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Pete_Ev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the restaurant with family. After ordering at 8pm received our meals 8.50pm which was frustrating. But, to top it all off i had the chef, who said he was the owner, make a comment that made us feel very uncomfortable and put us off...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Harry A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a booking for 13 and the person taking the booking advised that he would only be able to seat half of us inside and the other half outside to which we agreed. When we arrived at the restaurant as it was quite empty we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Melvin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this place for dinner while staying In Fingal by looking up on TripAdvisor. Menu looked good but the experience was beyond expectations. Kangaroo Tartare was simply amazing and I would request again when I’m back. All dish are simple but very well throughout...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Optimistic-lyricist
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff. A wonderful place to catch up with friends for great food in a relaxing atmosphere. The potatoes were simply the best ever.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PammyJ1960
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Bay Motel Safety Beach
280 reviews
1.40 km away
Admiral Motor Inn
126 reviews
4.81 km away
Lindenderry at Red Hill
73 reviews
6.05 km away
Fairways Resort
97 reviews
7.64 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Laneway Espresso Dromana
197 reviews
.39 km away
Two Buoys
305 reviews
.24 km away
Pier Street Kitchen
199 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
McCrae Beach
9 reviews
2.49 km away
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
586 reviews
2.98 km away
Safety Beach
100 reviews
3.20 km away
151 reviews
2.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from LucS161 | Property representative |
Vegans are welcome @ Monkey Business. We offer the Vegan plate, which changes Daily.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Point Nepean Rd | #1, Dromana, Victoria 3936, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Dromana
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5981 0685
  • E-mail
Monkey Business is a Modern Bistro in Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula. If you Hear, See & Speak Evil, there will always be a seat for you.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing