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242 Thompson Ave | Next to Mingara Gallery, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good6%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (12 reviews)
“art gallery” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
242 Thompson Ave | Next to Mingara Gallery, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there we family of four adults and a child. The three coffee drinkers declared the coffee so good that we went again for not just the coffee but the changing range of cakes and pastries they have. I am late in my review, but...More

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a catch up with a couple friends- was blown away by the quality of coffee and food. They use Industry Beans which is always sooo good. Delicious baguettes with fresh ingredients & decadent cakes. 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thank cosman100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice selection of cakes and the coffee was good, but a little too cool in temperature. We had to sit on tin stools down the kitchen laneway and there was a cold draft for both of us. There were no other seats available as it...More

Thank USADiane_11
Reviewed 27 July 2017

They are always so friendly, love to chat and make great recommendations about their specialty featured coffees and teas. They have expanded their range of lunch options and their cakes are always 'to die for'. A visit to Philip Island is not an option without...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Best coffee on the Island. Artisan pasties made and served with love. Friendly service and worth the visit.

Thank MrsEAH
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We spent a couple of days having average coffee before a recommendation to try Mendl's, I'm glad we did. We only stopped in for coffee but it was ready good. Not only was the girl working there friendly but the coffee was strong full bodied...More

Thank Pinklizard84
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Our three day stay on Phillip Island saw us going to Mendl's two times for their great tasting coffee. We are always on the look out when we travel for somewhere with a great coffee culture and we found it here at Mendl's. The coffees...More

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Only wish that Mendl's was at the bridge end of Phillip Island and then I would be able to enjoy their coffee more often. Great coffee, great cakes and great service. Highly recommend making the effort to go that little bit further out of the...More

Thank Judith V
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the coffee and the atmosphere in Mendl's then went into the Gallery. We were followed around by the owner, everywhere went, as if she was afraid we were going to steal some of the over priced and substandard Artwork , that she had on...More

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Mendlscoffeehouse, Manager at Mendl's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi, We are very sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the gallery. However the café and the gallery are two separate businesses and unfortunately we are unable to address these issues personally. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in today at lunch time for great croque monsieurs and cappuccinos followed by a look around the gallery next door, came away with a little memento of our trip to Phillip Island. Recommend a visit to both places.

Thank Tricky49
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Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 242 Thompson Ave | Next to Mingara Gallery, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
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