Away from the bustling centre of Melbourne’s central business district, you will find a number of suburbs on the fringe of the city, many of which have a rich history to them, as the first migrants who came to Australia from the 1950s would have settled and raised their families here. Areas such as Collingwood, Richmond, Prahran, Malvern, Fitzroy are some of the few that have unique shopping strips and suburban settlements .
We have recently enjoyed exploring these areas. Over the weekend, we visited Haytch Cafe, located in Thornbury, a inner-northern suburb of Melbourne. Just past Northcote, another area we have enjoyed getting to know and I highly recommend exploring, we happily arrived at Haytch and were greeted with smiles from lovely staff members, who seated us and took our coffee orders as we settled into our seats.
The beautiful, vibrant mural on the wall will mesmerise you immediately. I couldn’t help but admire her as were enjoyed our coffee! Haytch had great natural lighting, where stool-seating was available if you wished to have your coffee and watch the world go by. The plants hanging from the ceiling was also a nice touch, as well as the lovely flowers on the larger tables.
Food and Drinks!
Colourful and delicious dishes, we both thoroughly enjoyed our food and coffee. Haytch serve (and sell in 1 kilo bags) coffee by House of Hendricks – my soy latte was perfectly textured and was a pleasure to drink. My dish was the Salmon Eggs – I could choose between scrambled or poached eggs, which were served on two pieces of sourdough toast with smashed avocado, smoked salmon and asparagus. Soichi’s dish was the Beef Burger, served on brioche bread with herb mayonnaise, tomato relish, mixed leaves, organic bacon, tomato, cheese and beer battered chips as a side.
If you are in the area, this cafe is definitely worth checking out, as they also sell a variety of home-made sweets and are known for their delicious vanilla slice (which I haven’t had, but I’m sure it’s divine!)
Thanks for reading!
Mary and Soichi