The 2019 definitive guide to cafes in Mornington
On Main Street and beyond there’s a treasure trove of cafes in Mornington. Whether you’re visiting for a weekend or looking to find a new local favourite, we’ve got that most important meal of the day sorted. Plus, with each innovative menu, there’s always a healthy choice to nurture your body.
Caffeine connoisseurs need look no further. For your single origin dark roast or speciality coffee needs, these experts have you covered. Better for smaller groups, you can drink in or pick up a bag of beans to take home. If you’re a dedicated local, check out their coffee cards to get your caffeine fix for less. Open from 6am to 6pm every day except Sunday, because you never know when you might need a bit of energy.
3 Blake St, Mornington, VIC 3931
A chilled out courtyard complete with woven hanging chairs and giant Jenga means the whole family will be happy spending time at Mercetta. Whilst their fairy floss hot chocolate is incredibly Instagrammable, there are also healthier picks like housemade granola and poached pear, a colourful vegie bowl or green machine juice to choose from. Lots of coeliac friendly options, and spacious enough for larger groups as well.
115 Main Street, Mornington, VIC 3931
Black Bird Cafe
A cosy, welcoming local. Serves generous portions and delicious classics with a Turkish twist. For a healthy option try the soup of the day with Turkish toast, the vegan breakfast or freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juice. Dairy-free and gluten-free cakes are baked freshly in-house, too.
2D Empire St, Mornington, VIC 3931
Boyz 4 Breakie
Founded by a couple of boys, but ready to be enjoyed by everyone. If you’re looking for welcoming and upbeat atmosphere, head straight here. From chia seed pudding and wholesome porridge (with a chef’s touch of course) to more indulgent dishes, there’s plenty enough to please even the fussiest crowd.
1A Main St, Mornington VIC 3931
Wine, coffee and eats; quite the compelling combination. With all-day brunch options including healthier choices like almond and banana porridge or polenta and sunflower seed loaf, head down here before 3pm to soak up the laid-back pace and simple but delicious fare.
1/45 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931
Exceptional coffee isn’t the only thing Commonfolk have going on. Founder Sam is driven by creating a more sustainable industry. He’s created a social enterprise for farmers in Uganda and an initiative to give job training to unemployed young people in the Mornington Peninsula area. Coffee and all-day breakfast that tastes good and does good? We’re down with that.
16 Progress St, Mornington VIC 3931
Store Fifteen don’t take shortcuts. Instead they pride themselves on their natural and nourishing superfoods, carefully sourced raw ingredients and food made from scratch without additives or preservatives. That even includes house-made almond mylk and cold pressed juices. With inventive dishes like Supercharged Beans or Coconut Black Rice porridge, there’s an opportunity to try something different, too.
15 Main Street, Mornington, VIC 3931
The Winey Cow
In a prime spot on Main Street, the Winey Cow has you covered for brunch, lunch or dinner. There are plenty of great burger options, or for a health-conscious meal, there’s spiced paleo granola, sweet potato and chickpea cake or Vietnamese salad.
39A Main St, Mornington VIC 3931
Right opposite Fisherman’s Beach, Lilo is a bright, converted corner shop. When in season, homegrown veggies supply the menu and cold-pressed juices are made in house. There are plenty of vegan options, from almond chai pudding to falafel salad. Eco-conscious, Lilo’s takeaway coffee cups are compostable, too.
1/725 Esplanade, Mornington VIC 3931
Onde fine food
A hidden gem, just off Main Street, Onde serves imaginative Italian food, made with Mediterranean passion. Bring your dog and sit outside in the Tuscan style courtyard and enjoy some of the legendary lasagne. You can even try your Italian out for size with owner Gerry.
1 Barrett Ln, Mornington VIC 3931
Tucked away just off Main Street, this cafe serves farm-to-table, locally sourced food that’s lovingly made every step of the way. Their house-made pastries receive rave reviews, too. Toast isn’t simply toast here: think Rye, Fennel and Fruit or Date and Walnut. If you’re open about trying something a little different, be sure to check out their themed nights where they serve Spanish, Italian or even French cuisine.
10 Blake St, Mornington VIC 3931
Italian-inspired from the rich coffee to the fresh sandwiches. They’ve now opened for Aperitivo nights too, so you can get your evening fix of sumptuous tasting platters and grazing boards right on Main Street.
72-74 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931