Code Black Coffee North Melbourne
Plonked about midway between Seven Seeds and Auction Rooms, the blends at Code Black’s North Melbourne site change seasonally, while filter and single origins are roasted in a small, in-house machine to complement the main roastery in Brunswick.
Executive chef Steve Rangiwahia has crafted a crowd-pleasing menu. There is a signature breakfast dish featuring applewood-smoked salmon back served with horseradish hollandaise and potato rosti. Or Granola with rhubarb. For lunch there is “T-rone” steak sandwich with jalapeno mustard and fried haloumi, named in honour of the Melbourne street artist. If you’re after something a little lighter, consider the turmeric poached chicken salad.
Code Black’s Zwei Interiors fit-out is somewhat softer than its Brunswick counterpart, with lacquered green steel beams, plush stools and slatted blonde wood. A mezzanine level hangs above the kitchen offering more seating.