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Cranky Cafe

33 Ocean Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6495 2736
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (30 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Ocean Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Last night we had fish and potato cakes from the appropriately named FCK fish and chip shop. It looked like something from an archaeological dig, and tasted worse.It was like it was double battered, crunchy enough to break a tooth, (maybe to make the portions...More

Thank Ray O
CrankyCafe, Owner at Cranky Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

why have you posted this on Cranky Cafes site? Please take it up with FCK. I suppose like most people you never mentioned it to the staff but decided to rant on social media. Feed back to the actual shop would of been a better...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The coffee is great, the food is great, the service is great, fantastic variety for all tastes, including gluten free options. But most importantly, great coffee!!

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only had a chai latte here but the meals that were coming out looked great. So I do intend going back to try the food.

Thank Dizzidavis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coffee not the best I have had, I actually left it. Sorry guy's, need to improve. Your location is lovely.

Thank Robyn E
Reviewed August 9, 2017

We go to Cranky's whenever the family visit. We ate here on 7 August, a party of 5 adults and 4 children. The food is always good, and the children cleaned their plates - we were impressed that the child's portion of fish and chips...More

Thank Sarnia55
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Reduced hours over winter. Friendly staff. Food is priced at the higher end of cafe food and the few items we had over the week were ok. We mainly went for a convenient coffee, but for me their blend wasnt to my taste to go...More

Thank Redmushrooom
CrankyCafe, Owner at Cranky Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

Thanks for your thoughts. Most coffee blends are always up to personal taste. We have had great success with this Australian coffee in the past. Cheers, Lee

Reviewed July 29, 2017

We went for brunch with friends. A good range of breakfast meals and nice coffee. The service was efficient and friendly and the meals were tasty. I marked the place down to average though because the only draw back was the numbers of people bringing...More

1  Thank Llewellyn53
CrankyCafe, Owner at Cranky Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

That was unfortunate. We haven't had much problem with dogs at the cafe. I will keep your comments in mind and might implement a solution for people who don't restrain their dogs properly. Kind regards, Lee

Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Cranky cafe is a quirky cafe with a great position close to the beach and a park! The service is always friendly and welcoming and the food and coffee is always top notch! We will be back again!

Thank Karen S
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Very ordinary red curry, seafood pasta seafood appeared to be from seafood mix pack. Breakfast appears to be popular with locals

Thank Lionel M
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Very disappointed by the usually really tasty food. Ordered a family pack of fish and chips which usually has some of the nicest fish around. Unfortunately we must have caught them on the off day because the fish was unusually horrible. The batter was very...More

Thank nik22192
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Ocean Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Merimbula
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6495 2736
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