Merchants Guild

Open until 5pm

7.910076 reviews


680 Centre Rd, Bentleigh East, Victoria




7:00AM - 5:00PM
7:00AM - 5:00PM
7:00AM - 5:00PM
7:00AM - 5:00PM
7:00AM - 5:00PM
7:00AM - 5:00PM
7:00AM - 5:00PM

76 Reviews

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32 reviews · 9 months ago

This used to be an excellent cafe when it opened 5 years ago. There would be queues out the door for a table and it would be packed from early morning through to late afternoon on weekends. It is now a pale version of its former self - the patrons are thin on the ground and the long blacks are watery and poorly extracted. I won’t be going back.

15 reviews · 2 years ago

This used to be the best cafe south of the Yarra. It's definitely not that anymore. Where have the old managers gone? I want to find good coffee and food again.

6 reviews · 3 years ago

This place used to be great! Seems to be a lot of confusion and difficulty dealing with busy periods. Not going to becoming back any time soon sorry!

344 reviews · 75 followers · 3 years ago

'Merchants' continues its one way journey to mediocrity and beyond! Coffee by Toby's Estate was 'average', to be generous. Lamb salad was salty to the point of inedibility (due to the dressing used), so food has gone downhill too. We won't be quick to return!

1324 reviews · 1059 followers · 3 years ago

While in the area, I dropped into Merchants Guild. The place is still super busy, but theres a different vibe. Coffee was ok at best. Perhaps another visit within the next week to see if it was an off day.

264 reviews · 15 followers · 3 years ago

While the cafe has a great atmosphere and the staff are quite friendly, as other reviewers noted, the coffee seems to have gone downhill. The young lady behind the machine was very keen to serve but knew very little about the beans. I had a flat white on a Guatemalan single origin but the milk was over steamed and obscured the flavour. A bit disappointing. (It also seems that they are getting friends to inflate their score. The past few reviewers all gave perfect 10s and each was a brand new user 3 months ago.)

1 review · 3 years ago

Love this place, best caffe in the burbs! The staff are always super friendly and the food and coffee are always amazing!

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