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Coffee Traders and Cafe

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by Jody Kimber (subscribe)
Freelance writing. Out of the urban clutter of the East and now situated on the Pittwater.
Published April 18th 2011
My alice in wonderland cup

Big mugs of coffee, sandwiches toasted and plain. BLT or something with goats cheese, there's the quintessential gourmet pie or some other delectable delight. Cakes, small cupcakes and tarts are all there to tempt you. They even have little cup cakes, so you can have your cake and eat it too. That is you can eat something fattening, or have a taste of it, without having to do a whole yoga class or walk or run a kilometre to work it off.

There is a hum about this little cafe. Soft French music soothes you as you wait for your food to arrive. The atmosphere is casual and cosy. Its great for breakfast, coffee and a lovely easy well presented lunch.

Coffee Traders in Mt Martha

This little cafe with big mugs actually has two locations, Mt Martha (Shop 5/ 5 Howey Rd Mt Martha VIC 3934), and the little one in Mornington (3 Blake Street, Mornington VIC 3931). Both are alive and vibrant with friendly and professional staff.

You can have a normal size cup or medium too. I have taken to the what I call the Alice in Wonderland cup for my morning coffee and paper. It gets placed before me in the morning whilst I read, absorb, argue and discuss with my morning papers before beginning the day.

Coffee Traders and Cafe in Mornington

There are reviews of this little cafe and their coffee on Urbanspoon and other sites, so if you are a coffee connoisseur you might like to taste and discuss and review. Urbanspoon reviews currently has them with a 91% approval rating. Google reviews has some good comments too. (Most of the comments seem to be about the Mornington cafe, yet Mt Martha customers are more reserved, so may not wish you to know how good their little cafe spot is.

Both cafes provide outdoor umbrella seating and water bowls for thirsty pooches.

I should add that the coffee traders bit refers to the fresh coffee that they sell for you to take home. As I love the way they make my coffee, I don't tend to buy the coffee beans, yet for those that do, if its the same as the blends they use to make the coffee they produce - it'd be worth tasting
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Why? Yummy, good food, gourmet presentation of simple foods, edible and great coffee.
When: 8 or 8.30 am to 5.30pm every day.
Where: Mt Martha and Mornington
Cost: 3.50 and above for beverages, up to $15 for food.
Totally agree. I get my daily coffee fix at the Mornington Coffee Traders, and on weekends I venture down to the Mount Martha one. Next time you are there, ask what their feature coffee of the day is, and if suitable, try it as a "Bongo" which is a smaller version of a latte - not too milky and beautiful with the right coffee bean.
By Lisa J - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 10th of August @ 04:52 am
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