MERCETTA STORY

Located in the heart of Main Street, Mornington, Mercetta (or Cafe 115 as it was named until rebranded in October 2016) is an industrial, edgy cafe and events space with an outdoor garden. It is also a well established catering company, having catered for small intimate events in private settings to large events for corporate clients such as the provision of a 'pop up' cafe at the Archibald Prize at the Mornington Regional Gallery.

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Mercetta is a small family run business owned by Anthony Dawe who has over 25 years of hospitality experience. Cafe 115 was initially bought in 2009 by Iconic Hospitality, of which Anthony is a director. It operated as a cafe with a spanish tapas feel. In 2012 Anthony became sole owner with a vision of creating an urban sanctuary, where great quailty food and drink could be shared with family in friends in a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Innovative food and drink concepts combined with evolving entertainment options is at the heart of this vision.  With a dedication to preserving the 'quirky /edgy' feel of the space, Mercetta aims to combine industrial cool with organic elegance.
A space where people want to be.

 

Three years later and this vision is finally becoming a reality. Whilst work has been going on in the background for a long time, the cosmetic changes are finally here. As such, it was felt that the name - Cafe 115, no longer did justice the many facets of operation (not just a cafe, but also catering, events, entertainment etc.). The branding of the spanish themed bull, also no longer in keeping with the vision and philosophy of where Anthony wanted to take this business. Hence, MERCETTA was born!

 

Whilst the name has changed, it' still run by the same owner, with the same great team, with the vision they have always had, only now the evolution begins......... come and be a part of this exciting journey with us.