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The Coffee Collective

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
Shop 1 50-52 McBride Ave, Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995, Australia
+61 3 5672 4555
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 1 50-52 McBride Ave, Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995, Australia
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We visited this cafe while on a business trip and was kindly recommended by another colleague. The industrial decor was really cool and the atmosphere was very relaxed. A lot of variety on the menu and some great dishes on the Specials board! I decided...More

Thank kellyv8
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had lunch here today on a day off from work, so was a treat Happy to say not disappointed with the food and the service. Chose the gnocchi which was so sweet and delicious. Great coffee and Iced coffee on a warmer day. Bonus of...More

Thank Leonie G
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Coffee collective is just an "all-round" excellent cafe/restaurant. Food is modern, diverse fresh and exceptionally well prepared and presented. Service is fast, efficient, friendly and professional. Since cafe ownership changes in Inverloch, we have been driving the short distance to Wonthaggi to experience this delightful...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food,great coffee and friendly service.some of the best food in wonthaggi Victoria,great atmosphere in the industrial style decor

Thank bikeboy44
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for scoobie snack... and a coffee. Menu sold me on a large hot chocolate and the mushrooms on toast. I loved the service... cheerful and explained everything with a smile. Offered a water with my meal... which in reading prior reviews was not...More

2  Thank Bernie W
James A, Owner at The Coffee Collective, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hi Bernie, Thanks so much for your considered review. I think we passed........just

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Warning- this is going to be an exceptionally positive review. The coffee collective is a gem. It has the soul of a melbourne hipster cafe but the warmth of a country one. The barista is second to none and his devotion to perfection is commendable....More

Thank Josh A
James A, Owner at The Coffee Collective, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Love it!! Thanks for taking the time to review the cafe Josh. Really nice, considered feedback. We're super happy you appreciate our product and service. Many thanks - James and Ella

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Disappointed to pay for burnt fruit toast. Served with burnt side hidden. Service was just as staff gave feeling that they were under pressure and no real pleasantries. Reviews had been good so I expected more although I enjoyed the coffee. The atmosphere was also...More

Thank Suzieq0712
James A, Owner at The Coffee Collective, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We've taken your feedback on board and discussed in-house. We will continue to strive to offer the best service and product in the region. Many thanks James

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We dropped in today to check out the new menu, and both recommend the Crunchy Kare-Age Wrap! Delicious!

Thank Carly D
James A, Owner at The Coffee Collective, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thanks for the feedback Carly. Great to read you loved the new menu. Its certainly proving super popular. Many thanks James and Ella

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for breakfast and coffee. Fantastic, this would be the best coffee for many miles around this area. In fact up there with anything in Melbourne city. Breakfast great too. The best thing that has happened to Wonthaggi in decades. Keep up the great...More

Thank Bazbazoo
James A, Owner at The Coffee Collective, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review. Really awesome feedback. Many thanks - James and Ella

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Stopped her for breakfast. Would most definitely recommend this place for breakfast. The food was very tasty. Service was good. Great atmosphere

Thank Aussie3216
James A, Owner at The Coffee Collective, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed our breakfast and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon - James and Ella

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 50-52 McBride Ave, Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Gippsland  >  Wonthaggi
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5672 4555
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Quality coffee, locally-sourced produce and a convivial atmosphere are the hallmarks of this funky cafe. It's located in the heart of Wonthaggi, an authentic rural town located in south Gippsland, Victoria. The cafe's design is a contemporary industrial style space of exposed brick walls, funky counters and polished concrete floors. The space is modern and unpretentious - much like Wonthaggi with its coal mining past and down to earth farming and rural clientele. As the name suggests, coffee is of supreme importance at The Coffee Collective. Customers received Melbourne-quality coffee, each and every visit. With a background in tourism, owners James Archibald and Ella Godbold knew of the amazing food producers in the Gippsland area and wanted to showcase the great local produce on offer. The menu includes slow cooked local pulled pork baguette, South Gippsland beef burger with house-made pickles and the Quinoa burger. Breakfast is also served daily. The flavours are fresh, with a focus on locally sourced products. The Collective's take on food is stylish and modern. The focus is simple local, organic and sustainable food served alongside Gippsland's best coffee offering.
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