There’s so much I envy about the northside. For starters, down south we are oversaturated with MAMILS (the visual pollution that is middle aged men in lycra), and the roads are plagued by monster 4x4’s that ironically belong ‘off road’ (I don’t know why they need tractors to drop the kids off at school). More to the point, the northside has Tinker.
Julien Moussi dipped his toes down south at Temperance and Penta, but he returned to the north last December with the opening of this Northcote hot spot.
Call me cheeky for bringing the ‘north-south divide’ into this, but I cant help myself when I'm sitting in a café named in honour of the mischievous personality of its owner, Julien.
The venue itself is sleek, with opaline green and salmon colour scheme.
Coffee is roasted by Inglewood, and today’s single origin offering was a personal favourite for me- a natural Ethiopian Sidamo. Think strawberries, with stone fruit on the finish. Great to see the team pushing the boundaries, and nailing coffee, food, and atmosphere.
@tinkernorthcote 235 High Street, Northcote