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The Tea and Coffee Merchant

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by BecSorby (subscribe)
I am a stay at home mum trying to be a freelance writer - or a freelance writer trying to be a stay at home mum. I enjoy getting out and about with my two little girls and am Chief Editor of Perth Mums Group perthmumsgroup.com.au
Published May 11th 2017
Tea, coffee and light meals on the Rockingham Foreshore
Having visited just about every park and playground in my home suburb of Cockburn (no jokes please) I've had to venture further out of my way to Rockingham for new places to take my almost two year old.

This week we visited The Tea and Coffee Merchant, conveniently located opposite the Rockingham Foreshore and Bell Park, which has lots of bits of play equipment for the kids.

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The Tea and Coffee Merchant Rockingham.


We had a play in the park first before it was time for an early lunch. My toddler chose a table inside after we'd ordered at the counter. Goodness, what happened to my baby who used to sit in the high chair? You can sit inside, or outside, as the cafe has an alfresco area facing the foreshore.

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The Alfresco area.


I ordered scrambled eggs on toast and an orange juice, since coffee is STILL off the menu for me. I would have loved nothing more than to sip on a latte without resorting to another decaf.

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Keeps the children quiet....for a while.


The cafe provides colouring pencils and paper for the kids, which kept my child entertained for about five minutes. Luckily our food was served quickly and once again, she was distracted.

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Inside the cafe.


Even though it was microwaved, the scrambled egg was still deliciously soft and fluffy, while the toast was, well, toasted. And nicely done too. It was a simple meal that was well received and didn't last too long on the plate.

When my toddler had a meltdown, it was time to go. There was screaming and kicking on the floor as I tried to bribe an older couple to take her home with them. Not surprisingly, they refused.

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Scrambled eggs on toast.


You'll find other Tea and Coffee Merchant franchises in Floreat, Kalamunda and Mandurah, although it doesn't feel like a chain franchise in the same way that Dome Café or the Coffee Club does. I found the staff a lot friendlier than the big coffee chains and the service was top quality.

They serve breakfast all day and also have a lunch menu, which has lots of variety, including lasagne, burgers, sandwiches and light meals.

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Just part of the park and playground opposite the cafe.


After a short stop back in the park to look at a very interesting flock of seagulls, we were on our way home, feeling full and in need of a well deserved nap.
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Why? Tea and coffee and much more on the Rockingham Foreshore
When: Open for breakfast and lunch daily.
Phone: 9592 2634
Where: Shop 1 Nautilus Apartments, Rockingham
Cost: Very well priced
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