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Wednesday 9 April 2014
True North: Coburg cafe
The Three Thousand, it is in "Coburgia" where "the beards and tattoos [are] encroaching on the Nonas and fruiterers". Be warned that I also got sidetracked by a cafe of the same name in America.
I decided to try the BLT. The Bacon (or facon) was thin and crispy, the Lettuce was crunchy, the Tomatoes and mayonnaise kept it saucy and the seeded sourdough bread was dense and pleasing. On the side were some fancy corn chips. I loved this as a light lunch.
A Pocketful of Joy at La Mama) feeling very satisfied.
I already knew what I wanted: The Reuben sandwich with vegan bacon instead of the pastrami. When I asked the owner he said it might taste a bit odd. But they did it for me. It was great. I have never had a Reuben sandwich and this mix of vegan bacon, cheese, sauerkraut and mustard was a delicious mixture of crunch, melty, sharp and spicy. With chips and a pickle on the side.
Afterwards, I was curious about the sweet pie of the day. My mum and I shared a slice of the peach, honey and cinnamon pie. For research, you understand! I had thought it would come warm and was surprised it was room temperature. I wasn't very keen on having it served with cream poured over it (one of my childhood dislikes). The pastry was nice but I am not really into pastry. It was the peach the drew me to the pie and the peach that I loved. It was scrumptious. Juicy and flavoursome.
Eastern Bloc and Little Deer Tracks, it does seem that the hipsters are moving into Coburg.
2a Munro Street, Coburg
03 9917 2262
Open: weekdays 7am - 4pm, weekends 8am - 4pm
True North Facebook page
UPDATE September 2016: We still go to True North occasionally. The cafe is doing lots of theme nights and had much clearer dietary options on the menu now. I tried the rhubarb and vanilla fizz recently and also had a delicious sandwich with vegan chorizo, roast potato, melted cheese, lime and coriander pesto.