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Cranky Cafe

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33 Ocean Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6495 2736
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A short walk from our accommodation, Cranky's is so good with some of the best coffee in Merimbula. The breakfast and lunch options are terrific, with a menu providing healthy to classic foods.

Thank Andrew B
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon (which was smothered in delicious hollandaise sauce), the Big Cranky Breakfast with home made baked beans & hash browns - both meals were awesome, the coffee was great & staff friendly & happy! We will be back!

Thank klmort78
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped passed for a morning coffee after our fleeting stopover in Merimbula. It didn't disappoint! Was lovely and strong, just what we needed!

Thank AusAnon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Cranky Cafe over the Easter weekend in 2017. It turned out to be a disappointing, unpleasant experience. The food (fish and chips with a salad) was mediocre, with a few battered flathead sitting on an enormous quantity of tasteless, soggy chips. We were plagued by flies throughout the meal. The worst part though was having our meal... More 

Thank John M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family visited twice on our recent family holiday. By far the freshest and the best feed we have had for over a week. Great hand cut chips and fresh fish, hand made pizza. Kids had spiders, chicken and fish, all fresh and hand made. Highly rate.

Thank Danny Jr W
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not cheap but then if you're after that, go to Macca's. High quality food & drinks, cooked the way I like it & as ordered. Speed of service was fine and easy to play with tap and go. Good value for money.

Thank Andrewktm450
Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got fish'n'chipsfor dinner her for the family and it was delicious! Beautiful crisp fish, great potato scallops and really yummy chips. The servings were huge and fantastic value for money. We got 8 pieces of fish, 4 (I think?) potato scallops and a huge family serve of chips for $38!! We couldn't eat it all. We got our food... More 

Thank Ge0_mum
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to Merimbula for years and almost every business is happy to see you, the owner of this cafe however, is rude and miserable, and makes you ask why she would be in the service industry. The location of this cafe is the best thing about it, the coffee is ok, but you have to be able to... More 

Thank BACorbett
CrankyCafe, Owner at Cranky Cafe, responded to this review

wow. I have nothing to say to that tirade. I'm sorry you feel that way. Nothing I can say or do will change your mind. In the good ol fashioned way of communicating maybe a simple word in the ear would suffice. Social media is such a fun place to vent... More 

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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caters for all tastes. Prompt service, great coffee and delicious meals. Service with a smile. We ate outside in the morning sunshine. It was lovely. Only complaint was there were not enough water glasses available so we shared one between 5 of us 😳.

Thank Bron J
Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little Café on the Beach side of Fishpen. Enjoyed breakfast with some really friendly managers and staff and later for coffees and cakes baked on the premises. Good food, good value and fast service at a nice location across from the ocean beach. Casual but efficient.

Thank dingo51

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Ocean Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Merimbula
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6495 2736

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?