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20° & CLEAR SKY ON FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER IN MELBOURNE
By Libby Curran
May 14, 2019
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Commonfolk Coffee Company

Korean fried chicken and coffee for a cause in the Mornington Peninsula.
By Libby Curran
May 14, 2019
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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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