Freshly baked sourdough, single origin coffee and Nancy Wilson on the record player.
Northcote Social Club
An important part of Melbourne’s live music scene since 2004.
McCoppins Bottle Shops
Hundreds of varieties of beer, wine and cider.
Anthony Femia's Favourite Shops
We grill one of Australia’s most respected cheesemongers on where he buys his produce.
Julia Ostro’s Favourite Shops
To celebrate our new book, we rummage through the larder of this passionate Melbourne author and cook to discover the ingredients behind her recipes.
Step inside a beautiful maze of organic wholefoods.
Ever tried stretchy Turkish ice-cream?
A diverse, extensive collection of women’s clothes, jewellery and accessories, with a focus on sustainability.
Vintage furniture, imported directly from Europe.
A boutique bottle-o importing wine straight from the source.
More than 100 crates of jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop and more.
Lovingly handmade, unique pieces that shy away from mass production runs and favour a little bit of personal history
The Botanical Store
A playful dispensary where you can make your own lip balms, body lotions and tea blends.
Ribs & Burgers in Northcote Plaza
The Ribs & Burgers crew chooses some interesting real estate for their latest venture.
To the Shops: High Street, Armadale
No longer just cafes, antiques stores and bridal boutiques, High Street, Armadale has transformed into one of Melbourne's best shopping strips, with an array of local and international fashion labels.
A Spanish Booze Store for Northcote
The guys behind the city tapas bar are importing wine straight from the source with their new boutique bottle-o.
Northcote Social Club: 10 Years of Memories
Courtney Barnett, The Basics, The Kite String Tangle and NSC manager Andrew Mansfield share their best (and loosest) stories.
Melbourne’s Best Bottle Shops for Craft Beer
Looking for new and interesting brews? Here are five of the city's best bottle shops for exploring craft beer.
The Aquarium – Vintage & Costume
A colourful underwater-themed vintage and costume shop in the north.
Harvest Wine & Liquor
A well-priced collection of local and international bottles.
Brown & Bunting
A second-hand bookstore with a new feel.
A pizza shop and wine bar that is also a traditional Italian panificio.
Poke the Bear Opens in Northcote
Ryan Cassidy, formerly of Truman Cafe and Veruca Salt, moves into the old Radio Mexico Norte building.
All Are Welcome at Northcote's New Bakery
Lesser-known pastries, Everyday Coffee and church pews on High Street.
Northcote’s Mesob To Open The Bar Next Door
Bring in your takeaway meal, grab a beer, and relax beneath the grass-hut bar.
Chin Chin's House Beer Now Available in Melbourne Bottle Shops
You’ve drunk it at Chin Chin and Hawker Hall. Now, the Lucas Group is taking its house beer to eight of Melbourne’s best bottle shops.
French-Algerian food from a chef with a Michelin-star background.
A bright cafe with healthy on the mind.
A bar devoted to literature, whiskey and snacks from Ireland.
A white-walled, sun-filled cafe in Westgarth.
Northcote’s biodynamic Italian wine bar.
A notch above your average ice-cream cone, Il Melograno serves gelato the authentic way.
The Herbert Cafe
Tucked along the Epping line, it’s a little cafe with a big character.
A raw and organic café in lively High Street, Northcote.
Kau & Co
A compact, environmentally conscious cafe.
The Breakfast Club
A small cosy space in Northcote, this sweet cafe evokes memories of childhood.
A wholly untraditional pizza joint that’s lots of fun.
Vegetarian Israeli street food, served fast.
Melba organic coffee and a Middle-Eastern inspired menu.
A 19th-century church turned barnyard style bar with music always playing, in Northcote.
Sookie La La
A retro-inspired lunch spot.
Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant
Eat with your hands in Northcote.
Joe's Shoe Store
The ideal place for a couple of quiet pints.