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Cranky Cafe

33 Ocean Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6495 2736
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (29 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
33 Ocean Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Cranky's whenever the family visit. We ate here on 7 August, a party of 5 adults and 4 children. The food is always good, and the children cleaned their plates - we were impressed that the child's portion of fish and chips...More

Thank Sarnia55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reduced hours over winter. Friendly staff. Food is priced at the higher end of cafe food and the few items we had over the week were ok. We mainly went for a convenient coffee, but for me their blend wasnt to my taste to go...More

Thank Redmushrooom
CrankyCafe, Owner at Cranky Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your thoughts. Most coffee blends are always up to personal taste. We have had great success with this Australian coffee in the past. Cheers, Lee

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for brunch with friends. A good range of breakfast meals and nice coffee. The service was efficient and friendly and the meals were tasty. I marked the place down to average though because the only draw back was the numbers of people bringing...More

1  Thank Llewellyn53
CrankyCafe, Owner at Cranky Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That was unfortunate. We haven't had much problem with dogs at the cafe. I will keep your comments in mind and might implement a solution for people who don't restrain their dogs properly. Kind regards, Lee

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cranky cafe is a quirky cafe with a great position close to the beach and a park! The service is always friendly and welcoming and the food and coffee is always top notch! We will be back again!

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very ordinary red curry, seafood pasta seafood appeared to be from seafood mix pack. Breakfast appears to be popular with locals

Thank Lionel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed by the usually really tasty food. Ordered a family pack of fish and chips which usually has some of the nicest fish around. Unfortunately we must have caught them on the off day because the fish was unusually horrible. The batter was very...More

Thank nik22192
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love how much yummy choice you get in all food types. Gluten free meals are not an issue with them & they are super tasty.

Thank Trudiees
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Popular cafe, great coffee and the kids just loved the babycino with marshmallow and milkshakes! Crancky's is well located near the beach and playground, good for take away or eatin! A must do if in Merimbula!

Thank Cestbutterfly
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Firstly the coffees here are fine, they have almond milk etc. The four of us had different breakfast and we all enjoyed what we had. I had the beans and eggs in a skillet, yum. The menu change daily. I would recommend you give Cranky...More

Thank Max W
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I stayed in merimbulah for three nights in June. Our accomodation was a two minute walk from Cranky Cafe so it was a no brainer that we decided to try it for coffee and breakfast. Well we liked it a much we had...More

1  Thank Nicksterstravels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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