North Street Store
Business partners Lachlan Bisset and Craig Stewart had a clear neighbourhood-corner-store vision for the old Cottesloe restaurant they were renovating, they just didn’t know what to call it. When they stripped back the paintwork it revealed the building’s original name, circa 1945: North Street Store. Problem solved.
The pair first met working in the Fremantle Arts Centre kitchen and later teamed up to form Cowboy Catering. Their deli is a local favourite, with lunch lines often out the door.
The 1950s-style fit-out couldn’t be much simpler, but suits the store’s atmosphere and function. The store sells hundreds of loaves of Bisset’s sourdough every day. Coffee is from Bibra Lake-based roaster Karvan.
The breakfast and lunch menu is simple but comforting. Exhibit A: porchetta in a fresh baked baguette ($14).
Dinner is served on weeknights, with a daily changing menu of Mediterranean-style dishes.
The evening meals are served to take away, but customers are welcome to dine in.
Bisset starts baking at 2am while Stewart handles dinner service. The pair hasn’t had a day off since renovations began last November.