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Picknics Cafe

#12 of 29 Restaurants in Rye
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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2285 Point Nepean Hwy, Rye, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5985 6025
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Wed 07:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picknic's is very hipster with a vibe that's straight out of Melbourne's inner north. It's got the whole retro furniture, grunge thing happening down pat. Fortunately, this isn't matched with a "too cool for school" attitude among the staff, who are all friendly and helpful. OK, so it's a scene, man, but how's the food? Picknic's is a breakfast and... More 

Thank Professor_JER
Main Ridge, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Although I had just passed through for a coffee. The place is buzzing with excitement and friendly faces. Coffee was pretty good, considering how manic summer is here in the heart of rye. Well done to the baristas. Will be coming back for a bite to eat sometime soon

1 Thank yeahmurphyyeah
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

we ordered iced coffee & milkshake, they arrived in awkward shaped vessels, no napkins, I asked for liquid sugar & after being asked 3 times what I was referring to, it became quite annoying. At $6.50 a drink & considering the level of school kid service, I would not go back again!

Thank Murray L
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry your experience wasn't a good one. There was a confusion as we refer to liguid sugar as liquid syrup. The vessels you refer to you are a retro style jar, that we pride ourselves on and serve all of our milk based drinks in. We appreciate your comment on not coming... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Have only had great experiences here. Food is spot on. Only problem sometimes too busy, but recommend for breakfast or lunch

Thank caroledot2016
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate how much you've enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again More 

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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for our morning coffee.. And it was just right. Great little store as well as with lots of goodies to take away. We stayed for pancakes which were fantastic. Friendly staff which is always a bonus.

Thank ChrissyM18
Management response:

Thank you for your time to leave your feedback on your experience with us at Captains Of Rye. For such a great experience recorded by you, I hope next time we can get all 5 boxes ticked ;)) Have an awesome day More 

Melbourne, Australia
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156 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Great location. Rustic ambience. Food to consume from a great menu. A visit for brunch and a hot chocolate has started the day off great. Terrific local business!

Thank Slugga39
Management response:

Fantastic Slugga...we love a hot chocolate to start the day too. We look forward to seeing you back More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Picknics keeps making the top of my list, never letting me down for the quality and flavours of their meals. I've made this the prefered choice of local venue for brunch. They will always have specialty dishes of the day along with their standard menu and the good size meals. The coffee is always perfect. The staff are always happy... More 

Thank Amaranthine A
Management response:

Top of the list!!! That's great news. We find so many f our guests comment on the taste sensation of our variety of dishes. We have now opened the corner store for seating, You are able to sit by the bench seats, looking out the window whilst your laptop charges...We look forward to seeing you again More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We went there to have a breakfast on Sunday, 4th September 2016. We have arrived at 8.30am and have placed our breakfast order almost immediately. We got our coffee and juice at 8.50am, which was 20 minutes wait that we could not justify at all. At 9.10am we have asked one of the staff how much longer our breakfast would... More 

Management response:

We apologize for your experience and hope that we can rectify this when you're next in. Until then take care More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little place! Best burgers & awesome handcut chips. Directly in view of beach across road. Great coffee too 👍

1 Thank ccajj
Management response:

Thanks for your great feedback. Our burgers are definitely a winner, we look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Blairgowrie, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Busy but they had it all day together, I could have exactly what I wanted, no problems, friendly staff, outside on a beautiful day. Yum to everything! Definitely a must go :)

2 Thank sammyjxo
Management response:

Wonderful news. We are always so pleased when we hear our guests giving feedback on our obvious strengths, We now have the corner store open for seating, its a fantastic environment More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2285 Point Nepean Hwy, Rye, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5985 6025
Captains of Rye is situated in the heart beautiful Rye on the Southern Mornington Peninsula. Enjoy ocean views, in our corner store with access to the cafe and Rum bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?