Cafés now serving at Manor Lakes and Peppercorn Hill

2 January 2024

Manor Lakes and Peppercorn Hill have added an exciting new dimension with the recent opening of independently-operated cafés.

The café at Manor Lakes is called Good Manors and its equivalent at Peppercorn Hill trades under the name Peppercino.

Good Manors is being operated by brothers Raj and Jagmeet Singh, who bring with them years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry.

Jagmeet, a Manor Lakes resident and an avid participant at many Manor Lakes events, has over 14 years of culinary experience. He has previously worked at Grand Hyatt, Crown Casino, and the Bayview Hotel.

Raj also has over 16 years of experience with renowned brands and owns three cafes and a popular Indian restaurant called Pinch of Spice in Albury.

The duo started their first restaurant in Melbourne in 2017, a food truck concept called Mama Franky, which they continue to run.

Designed to provide a casual dining experience, Good Manors Café offers an array of food options including a breakfast menu from 8am to 3pm and a lunch menu between 11am to 3pm, including Indian, Australian, and Italian favourites.

Good Manors is open six days a week (closed Tuesdays) from 7.30am to 3.30pm.

At Peppercorn Hill, Peppercino Café opened its doors in early December just in time for the local Summer Festival community event.

The café is being operated by Venkata ‘Ven’ Kavuluru and is open 7 days from 6:30am to 6:00pm.

Ven lives close by in Donnybrook and has been keen to provide employment opportunities for local people in the café. Some of the staff members he has hired live within the Peppercorn Hill estate.

Not only do Peppercino and Good Manors provide a wonderful new outlet to enjoy a coffee or bite to eat, the cafés also offer a great space for the community at large in both locations to connect and socialise.

In their initial few weeks of trading, both Peppercino and Good Manors have already been receiving many favourable reviews from customers on social media.

Peppercino cafe – 34A Albury Ave, Donnybrook (Google Maps)

Good Manors – 218 Manor Lakes Blvd, Manor Lakes (Google Maps)


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