Field Black

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

468 High Street, Northcote

Cornerstone of Northcote

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

8 57 Victoria Road, Northcote

All Are Welcome

Boris Portnoy's baked creations are influenced by classic recipes and by his time cheffing in some of the world's restaurants. You might find anything from gianduja babka buns to Czech honey cakes here. Add in coffee by Everyday and some of the best sourdough in town, and it's no wonder it's always so busy.

190 High St, Northcote

Poke the Bear

A pun-tastic cafe with a Bali-inspired vibe.

2A Mitchell Street, Northcote

Penny Farthing Espresso

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

206 High Street, Northcote

Shoku Iku

This organic cafe serves an entirely vegan and raw menu. Chef-owner Yoko Inoue's cooking showcases the benefits of macrobiotic and organic raw food. Although most of the menu takes its cues from Japan, Inoue often just cooks what she feels, so dishes such as beetroot spaghetti and raw lasagne are common.

120 High Street, Northcote

Red Door Corner Store

Enter through a red door for good coffee and a reprieve from your busy city life.

70 Mitchell Street, Northcote

Espresso Alley

Melba organic coffee and a Middle-Eastern inspired menu.

4 Separation Street, Northcote

Kau & Co

A compact, environmentally conscious cafe.

541 High Street, Northcote

Sookie La La

A retro-inspired lunch spot.

593 High Street, Northcote

Il Melograno

At this gelato shop, owned by a Sicilian native, the gelato is classically made, but many of the flavours are anything but. Past scoops have involved chocolate and rosemary, and pear and elderflower. It also doubles as a cafe, serving Italian breakfasts and lunches.

76 High Street, Northcote

Buku

No dairy, gluten or sugar? No worries.

555 High Street, Northcote

The Breakfast Club

A small cosy space in Northcote, this sweet cafe evokes memories of childhood.

206 St Georges Road, Northcote