Prepare your gavels. BANG. Sold. Sold on the miraculous Siphon coffee, lofty ceilings and hipster crowd. This blue architectural haven is Auction Rooms in North Melbourne swollen with that subculture of urban middle class young adult who rip their clothing and wear their skinny jeans on the precipice of butt crack. Cracks aside, this brunch and recent dinner venue boasts some of the best coffee this side of Melbourne and a unique and surprising menu.
The Siphon uses vapour pressure and a vacuum to brew the coffee. I was distracted by the pretty red lights and the bubbles. Oh the bubbles. The coffee itself was strong, rich and sweetened as it settled, so sip it slowly.
I ordered the fish cake, sauce gribiche, watercress salad and salmon caviar. The fish cake was light, the potato adding some substance to it - the watercress freshened it up and made it delightfully summery.
Also on the table: poached eggs, asparagus, tomatoes and Persian fetta. The eggs were perfectly done. The oozing of the yolk will give you the warm fuzzies and the roma tomatoes were so incredibly fresh and flavoursome.
It is busy on the weekends but the space is amazing and the coffee perfection. Our hipster waitress was absolutely divine and very attentive. Next visit, the house made banana & walnut bread with espresso butter and maple syrup and the pork knuckle sandwich. You’ll be going once, going twice ...
103-107 Errol St
North Melbourne VIC 3051
(03) 9326 7749
Monday to Wednesday, 7am – 5pm
Thursday to Friday, 7am – 10pm
Saturday, 7.30am – 10pm
Sunday, 7.30am – 5pm