Restaurants

Estelle

Restaurant

“A touch of innovation without being scary or confronting” is how owner-chef Scott Pickett describes the menu here, and he’s bang-on.

Le Lee

Restaurant

Enter for hand-rolled layered leek and cheese pastries, vegetarian moussaka and clay pots filled with slow-cooked meat. When the dishes arrive, they’ll be spread out across the table, because everything is for sharing.

Curry Cafe

Restaurant

One of the best curry spots in town. There's also a location in Flemington.

300 Grams

Restaurant

This compact 25-seater flips beef and plant-based cheeseburgers, and serves southern fried chicken and vegan Cocowhip sundaes.

Pizza Meine Liebe Two

Restaurant

A family-friendly pizza joint that takes menu cues from its larger sibling up the street, and is happy for you to BYO.

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

Restaurant

Eat with your hands in Northcote.

Cafes

Bicycle Thieves

Cafe

A vast light-filled eatery from the crews who brought us first-rate cafes Bawa and Sloane Ranger.

Field Black

Cafe

This cafe with a hidden kids’ area welcomes dogs and serves breakfast gnocchi and sticky-date hotcakes.

Barry

Cafe

A bright cafe with healthy on the mind.

Sookie La La

Cafe

A retro-inspired lunch spot.

Cornerstone of Northcote

Cafe

Superfoods, charcoal “lemonaid”, probiotic sodas and nutrient-rich salad bowls are the game at this family-friendly cafe.

Penny Farthing Espresso

Cafe

Locals love this one for its simple food, reliable coffee and pleasant courtyard.

Bars

Welcome to Thornbury

Bar

Six food trucks, 35 beer taps and 699 of your closest friends.

Joe's Shoe Store

Bar

The ideal place for a couple of quiet pints.

Wesley Anne

Bar

A 19th-century church turned barnyard style bar with music always playing, in Northcote.

Kitty Somerset

Bar

A tasteful venue for a relaxing drink on the edge of Northcote.

Low Key

Bar

It’s froths and no fuss, every day of the week.

Bar Nonno

Bar

Northcote’s biodynamic Italian wine bar.

Shops

Cuppa Turca

Shop

Ever tried stretchy Turkish ice-cream?

Recycled Lane

Shop

Lovingly handmade, unique pieces that shy away from mass production runs and favour a little bit of personal history

Northcote Bakeshop

Shop

Freshly baked sourdough, single origin coffee and Nancy Wilson on the record player.

Brown & Bunting

Shop

A second-hand bookstore with a new feel.

The Aquarium – Vintage & Costume

Shop

A colourful underwater-themed vintage and costume shop in the north.

Grandfather’s Axe

Shop

Vintage furniture, imported directly from Europe.