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242 Thompson Ave | Next to Mingara Gallery, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good8%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (16 reviews)
“coffee cake” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
242 Thompson Ave | Next to Mingara Gallery, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Coffee was great, hot chocolate also. Service was friendly and very comfortable surrounds while waiting. Many thanks

Thank us2we2me
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This place has the best coffee on the island. Staff are lovely, cakes great..... We come here on a regular basis and each time thoroughly enjoy the coffee, cakes, sandwiches.

Thank AmandaHAU
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I rated Mendls as five stars a year ago and I fear I now have nowhere to go. Mendls do not just make the best coffee on Phillip Island, they make the best coffee in Victoria. They have, in my opinion, surpassed Proud Mary, Seven...More

Thank Clint H
Reviewed 28 May 2018

To beat Mendl's coffee you had better be Seven Seeds, Proud Mary, or one of the few truly excellent roasters in Melbourne. Even by comparison with the best in Melbourne Mendl's doesn't fare badly. The coffee is excellent and consistent, their cakes are magnificent, their...More

Thank Clint H
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

These guys have passion for their coffee. Small menu for food, but you go here for the coffee - it’s the best on the island but compares to some of the top baristas in Melbourne, without the drama. Highly recommend

Thank edwardp88
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Always stop for coffee and a delicious snack at Mendl's. Enjoy the outside area or just stroll through Mingara Gallery looking at fabulous local and regional arts & craft. Alex & Claire make the best coffee on Phillip Island so stop in and say hello...More

Thank PeterS6
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I went for my morning coffee every day. This place has the islands best coffee by such a long way, do not go anywhere else as you will be wasting your money. For those who appreciate what good coffee is like, go there. My only...More

Thank Buddyboy44
Mendlscoffeehouse, Owner at Mendl's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Hi Buddyboy44, thanks for the feedback and we're glad we could deliver good coffee to you over your holidays. Sorry to hear about your experience with our pastries, we're currently trying to transition to more local suppliers & trialing some new products. Our muffins are...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

There are lots of places to get coffee on the island and I’ve tried plenty and been happy at a few over 20 years but Mendl’s is next level. was told this by locals and it has taken me a while to get there myself...More

Thank Richard v
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Went here 4 times during our stay on a recommendation. Best coffee and always busy. Not really a place for sitting and eating as the menu is very limited (pastries, toasties) and expensive. $5 for a medium sized apple and cinnamon muffin! Very busy but...More

Thank sammywammy_12
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Best coffee on the island hands down. Focus is on coffee as a cafe should. It’s super cosy to drink in and terrific and quick for a takeaway coffee. Claire and Alex are a force to be reckoned with.

Thank Julian J
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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