Parents have hit the jackpot in Bentleigh East with Merchants Guild. The owners are not new to the cafe scene and have run a very successful and popular one in St Kilda previously. They also are the producers of Prana Chai Tea. I am not a chai drinker but apparently this is delicious. They blend it out the back and this gives the rear of the cafe a cool factory feel.
The menu is limited but has some wonderful innovative and interesting options. The kids menu is good with not a nugget in sight – fruit salad, dippie eggs, toasted sandwiches and a vegetable puree for the little eaters. The best part of the kids menu is that it is a colouring page of, wait for it, PEPPA PIG!!! Sometimes it is the simplest things that cafes do that keep the kids entertained. They know their audience.
With lots of space to swing a pram and a large communal table at the back it’s a great option for a mother’s group catch up.