Albion’s Camp has become a go-to for northsiders since opening in July last year, its popularity built on exceptional specialty coffee and an approachable yet refined food menu.

Now, punters will get to enjoy it for a little bit longer, Nick Maschke and Kristina Sika keeping their cafe open on Friday nights and adding alcohol to the menu.

“We’re trying to create this space that really embraces community, we just felt like we wanted to do the whole package,” Maschke says. “We wanted to do the good coffee, the good food, the good booze.”

For Friday nights there will be a rotating theme as well as a greater focus on specials, which will change weekly to match the beer and wines on offer. This week kicks off with a “Burger Bash” of three options: beef brisket with cheddar, slaw and mustard; a spiced lamb with beetroot jam, gruyere, zucchini pickle and garlic lemon yoghurt; and a mushroom with eggplant bacon, pickles, rocket and pesto.

Drinks will have an Australian focus with Balter and Green Beacon beers and a selection of minimal intervention wines via Naked Bunch.

“We wanted products that represented the same level of care that we would look for when it comes to specialty coffee,” Maschke says.

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