Commonfolk Coffee Company
Korean fried chicken and coffee for a cause in the Mornington Peninsula.
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.