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Merchants Guild

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680 Centre Road, Bentleigh, Glen Eira, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9579 0734
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent coffee, teas and chai, expertly prepared. Interesting and tasty breakfast and lunch offerings. A gem in East Bentleigh.

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Thank Michael K
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to frequent this cafe in our local area, but have only been twice since it changed hands. This morning was the second time but we probably won't go back. The coffee wasn't great when it came 15 minutes after our order...we didn't finish it....and our meals were just average. Merchants Guild is certainly not the same as it... More 

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Thank Mansfield16
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Unfortunately since the cafe changed hands, the menu has changed for the worse. The greeter is unpleasant and unwelcoming. What a shame.

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Thank luvabreak
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Every time I been to merchants guild I have walked out a happy man. Very consistent food and coffee menu does not change very much but maybe that's why they are able to keep such a high quality.

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Thank Chris J
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

As Melbourne coffee houses go this is up there. The cafe culture is strong with this establishment coupled with delicious food.....great breakfasts....lunch too...and a real local buzz to enjoy. Service can be a bit slow but get your coffee order in straight away and just enjoy a relaxed chin wag with your friends. Its the best local option by a... More 

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Thank JW-Howe
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We were looking for refreshment after an appointment at the nearby hospital. The Merchants Guild looked worth a try. We were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and efficient. The coffee and chai tea were excellent. The poached eggs were perfectly cooked on lovely crisp toast. We will return if we're in the vicinity again.

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Thank Henry C
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

I am from LA where salad is king and was so happy to try their super salad. I liked it and it was a real treat. I was so bummed because I really wanted to try the special with muesli and yogurt but they said it was no more:-(. I am glad I tried this cafe and enjoyed it but... More 

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Thank power_em
Bentleigh, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We went in on a Saturday morning to have coffee with friends and it was about 11am and we had to wait to be served and then had to sit in the front window of the store as there was no where else to sit. Felt very uncomfortable sitting in the front window like on display. we wont be back

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Thank tanya s
Seminyak, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Merchant's Guild has created a hub in Bentleigh like no other suburb. It's hip and happening and has a cosmopolitan vibe. The coffee is amazing and the food is delicious. Melbourne's reputation for coffee and food is owed to places like this. Whether you sit alfresco style with all the locals and enjoy a coffee or lunch in the courtyard... More 

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Thank Fotini T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

I've had the pleasure of going to Merchants Guild a number of times. So far everytime has been wonderful and yesterday was no exception. Friendly staff and quality service. I find the food great value as well I had the superfood breakfast (at lunch time) for $20 and couldn't finish what was on my plate. The staff suggested I take... More 

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Thank Zoe A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 680 Centre Road, Bentleigh, Glen Eira, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Glen Eira  >  Bentleigh
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9579 0734

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?