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“Rude owner!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Bay Merchants

Bay Merchants
Ranked #2 of 6 Coffee & Tea in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rude owner!”
Reviewed August 9, 2011

We went after being told it had the best coffee in town. It was certainly busy when we arrived so we stood patiently in the corner for 25 minutes. During that time I watched the owner berate young wait staff publicly, speak incredibly rudely to paying customers and threaten to doc pay from waitresses who were filling the jam pots too much. After the rediculously long wait the coffee was way too hot and nothing to write home about. Poor form.

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9 Thank BidKM
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English first
South Perth, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Where the beautiful people go”
Reviewed June 6, 2011

Popular and on trend cafe that would not be out of place in Melbourne or amongst the "in" places on Beaufort St in Perth. Friendly service, tasty breakfast, coffee OK but not to rave about. Cakes looked delicious and a little different from the same old stuff seen in many cafes. Really interesting Mexican style chick pea dish that gave a good hit of chilli. Only gripe was $8.50 for a croissant with a tiny pot of jam when I could have a massive brekky for a few dollars more.
Lots of interesting gourmet delights inside such as fresh bread, deli items and wine.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank finco5
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London UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Based on A month of travelling throughout the country we voted Bay Merchants the Best Brunch and coffee in Austalua”
Reviewed February 15, 2011

Sure It's pricy but the service, food and coffee, alfresco dining was the best! We went back 2 days running.

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank yoghurt_monster
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Expensive!”
Reviewed January 13, 2011

After the cold, rude service and having to extend your credit card limit to pay for your order, the food is not too bad and nice area to sit.

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4 Thank DJTravel87
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Need to improve their sandwiches”
Reviewed November 18, 2010

Dry expensive sandwiches. Take away $13.50 for smoked salmon and small amount of salad. Busy little place. Good atmosphere. We had to away this te

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2 Thank Bob1314
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