Meni Cafe

6:00am - 4:00pm
385 Crown Street Wollongong 2500


good for groups

Meni Cafe is one of Wollongong’s weekday cafes. Situated across the road from Wollongong Hospital, the inviting and homey spot provides Reuben Hills coffee and all- day brunch.

All baked goods are made in- house and there are a lot of them, including the popular plain scones and a spinach and feta version. Neither last long in the morning rush. There’s always a display full of sandwiches and wraps to go, and for those looking to dine in, poached eggs and sides. Coffee-wise, there’s batch brew and espresso, using Reuben Hills’ blend and seasonal single origins.

The family-run business has expanded twice since opening in 2012. What started as a one-room espresso bar with a few tables is now three rooms. Along the way it’s accumulated some design quirks, including a door turned communal table and ties hanging from the ceiling like a chandelier.

The success of Meni has also led to two siblings. The much smaller Meni Piccadilly is just a short walk down the road,; and Lily J is near the foreshore.