It might be hidden away in Mornington’s light industrial zone, but Commonfolk is no secret among the locals (or tourists, for that matter).
In 2013 Commonfolk was born into a newly renovated warehouse located on Mornington’s Progress Street. The less than obvious location was no mistake. The warehouse site is big enough for the team to operate a Mornington coffee roastery, as well as seat hundreds of customers for breakfast and lunch.
While the food menu here is well worth a peruse, coffee is certainly their specialty. The team source only the finest coffee grown above 1,800m in South America and Uganda.
The Commonfolk family genuinely cares about the community it calls home. That’s why it insists on giving back to that community and beyond, through The Cup That Counts. This not for profit project started in 2013, and since then has given almost $200,000 back to the coffee community. Twenty cents from every cup of coffee sold goes to towards helping the farmers of Ugandan-owned coffee cooperative Zukuka Bora. Back in Australia, funds also go towards helping run barista training courses for unemployed youth.
Commonfolk sees more than 500 coffees passed over the counter on an average Saturday. How do they keep up? By using unique, streamlined coffee filtering.
Quality and consistency is at the forefront of everything this Mornington cafe does, whether it’s food, coffee or customer service. There are plenty of items to choose from on the menu, from burgers and fries to salads and made-to-order poké bowls.
If the bustling warehouse seating area is too loud for you, head outside to the garden area to relax at a wooden table beneath an umbrella. This is a great spot for large groups of friends and family to congregate. Out here you’ll also find a fresh herb garden used abundantly in dishes from the menu.
Not in Mornington much? No worries. Commonfolk distributes its freshly roasted coffee beans to cafes throughout the Mornington Peninsula. Check out other amazing Commonfolk coffee providers on the Ninch, like Merchant & Maker, Homeground, Phase Two and Bussy McBusface.
Commonfolk’s huge roller doors are open 6am–5pm on weekdays, and 8am–5pm on the weekends. That’s more than enough time to head in and enjoy one of their many tasty coffee blends on offer.