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Commonfolk Coffee Company

Specialty coffee for a cause in the Mornington Peninsula.
By Libby Curran
May 14, 2019
By Libby Curran
May 14, 2019

Tucked away in an industrial pocket of Mornington, Commonfolk Coffee is one of the unassuming gems of the Peninsula's cafe scene. Here, the house-roasted coffee is the hero, with specialty options to suit every palate. Every brew you order makes a difference, too, thanks to Commonfolk's initiative The Cup That Counts, which helps set up sustainable farms in Uganda.

To match, you'll find a contemporary menu that hits a whole lot of different flavour notes, from the banoffee-inspired smoothie bowl ($16) to the breakfast burrito ($16) — loaded with refried beans, scrambled egg, sausage and tater tots — and a bagel ($20) topped with vodka-cured salmon, pickled fennel and crispy capers.

Lunch might see you tucking into a serve of Korean fried chicken ($20), or a customisable poke bowl ($16–22), starring produce from the onsite courtyard garden. And if the mood calls for something a little stronger than coffee, the bar's also serving up a tidy range of booze — think canned wine, local craft beers and gin from good mates at Drops of Juniper.

Images: Tommy Terlaak.

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