With its retro chandeliers and soft chairs offering the kind of comfort that newer froufrou cafes can only dream of, Tin Pot Cafe has been a North Fitzroy anchor since the early nineties.
Like the changing face of its locale, the cafe has been keeping with the times, shaking off its original fifties feel for a more seventies bohemian fit-out, yet maintaining the same relaxed character it has always had. The regulars, who "go way back", can still be found getting their coffee from the spacious neighbourhood cafe as they have for years.
With a substantial and well-balanced seasonally-changing menu, combined with a specials board to delight those who pop-in often, Tin Pot still has plenty to offer, even after two decades. During the day, its large bright windows, snug interior spaces and warm fireplace make a lovely setting for a quiet breakfast or lunch.
Tin Pot Cafe carries on into the evening as a local that feels as warm and welcoming as your dining room, offering hearty and generous dinner mains without the starch of fine dining.
At its heart, this longstanding establishment ought to be a model for neighbourhood cafes. From the moment you enter to when you leave, Tin Pot Cafe feels like the spot you’ve always wanted to find, except that it has been under your nose the whole time.