Merri Cafe

CERES Merri Cafe

The Merri Cafe is an organic cafe serving a range of delicious cakes and baked treats, locally roasted organic coffee, and a selection of tasty sandwiches, wraps and salads.

The Merri Cafe boasts a seasonally changing menu, which showcases our favourite organic, local food and drinks and supports our local farmers and producers, including produce grown at CERES Honey Lane Market Garden. As always, we celebrate growing, cooking, eating and learning together – putting food back at the centre of our table to create community and support community food systems.

The Merri Head Chef

Lead chef Hemi

Our Head Chef, Hemi Rakei Reidy has 15 years on Melbourne’s fine dining scene. Hemi‘s food combines power and patience, realising wholeness both on plate, and in process. His focus on farm and sea to table draws from his Maori roots and values locality, seasonality, and comprehensive use. Hemi‘s cooking fronts his belief that, from pit to peel, everything has its place. When not diving or foraging, Hemi is owner and consulting chef of Brunswick’s True North, and lead chef at the Merri Cafe.

Merri Catering

If you’re bringing your team down to CERES for the day, and hiring one of our venues, you’ll be looking for sustenance to power a productive day. Book catering through the Merri Cafe and we’ll fill you up with nourishing, organic goodness.

contact

Open Monday-Sunday 
9am-3pm
 
Corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, VIC 3057
 
 

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CERES Merri Cafe
3.9
Based on 160 reviews
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Hemi Rakei ReidyHemi Rakei Reidy
02:21 04 Sep 22
Best mushroom toast ever i'm slightly bias but I stand true to my statement!! Also great crew and the best spot for a cuppa and a wander around some greenery X
mia mccaskiemia mccaskie
02:26 30 Aug 22
The setting is beautiful but unfortunately the Merri cafe is really unreliable and frequently disappoints. Such as today, their only gluten free option was some cold salad, despite there being many GF options listed on the menu. They didn’t even have GF bread which seems odd as the cafe definitely markets itself as a place with healthy, dietary friendly food options. Also such a shame because the cafe at the grocery is always great, as is the rest of CERES.:(There was no reason given for this by the staff, nor was anything discussed. They simply stated that they did not have the GF options referenced on the menu.
Phil MalonePhil Malone
04:18 10 Aug 22
Exceptional place to relax with a coffee and snack on the sunny balcony to meet with friends. There's plenty of seating and a large carpark. At the back there's also some animals for the little kids to observe located next to a 2nd cafe. Service is friendly and efficient. Seems like you are way out in the country, so will be back to this little haven in the middle of Brunswick.
Kevin JonesKevin Jones
01:05 21 Jun 22
Good food in a great location. It was cold in the outside booths in Winter but would be beautiful on a sunny day.
Lorne ClementsLorne Clements
08:17 13 Jun 22
Really nice meal with my wife and kids there yesterday. Beautiful vegan salads. Coffees were very good. Prices reasonable and friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere.
Melissa FMelissa F
02:30 11 Jun 22
4 of us enjoyed breakfast at Merri Cafe this morning after parkrun at Kirkdale Reserve. The easy ordering system via qr code scanning with quick and our food and coffee arrived quickly. I really enjoyed the breakfast wrap gluten free option and the coffee was great! Thank you 😊 💓
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