Palomino in Northcote

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What better way to spend some quality time with your girlfriends, than meeting over brunch on a Sunday morning.
In our case we went to a cafe I’ve already heard loads of raving reviews, but never been there before: Palomino in Northcote.

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Palomino is located in Northcote’s High Street and nestled in between some quite interesting homeware, organic fashion and flower shops. Somewhat kind of an institution Palomino’s menu offers all-day breakfast along with rolls, melts and bruschettas, all of which are available with polenta instead of bread, as well as a number of daily specials and sweet and savoury treats.

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At first the café seems to be tiny with only a few tables inside and out the front. But after a closer inspection you’ll find some sort of back room with vintage furniture, that invite you to sit down, while reading the paper.

There is also a lovely backyard. The perfect location for afternoon tea, on warm sunny days.

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While this place can get quite busy on the weekend you’re better prepared taking your time cause service may slow down a little. But hey, it’s the weekend. Don’t be stressed.

On Foursquare I read about the “Baked egg with spinach, feta, fennel seeds & Pecorino with pumpkin sourdough” and I knew this will be my choice of the day.
While three of my friends ordered the same dish as I did, the others were a bit more adventurous and went for a breakfast taco, corn fritters with salmon and for scrambled eggs with goats and feta cheese.

Let’s be honest with you. Sometimes Foursqaure gives you top-notch recommendations but yesterday wasn’t my lucky day.  I liked my friends breakfast options far more than my own and was totally into the sweet treats like the chocolate cake and chocolate muffin.

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Palomino is wonderfully homey and kitsch, with small ornaments and seems like a visit to a friendly neighbour. So if you happen to be in Northcote, go check it out.

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From Thursday to Saturday Palomino is also open for dinner, starting at 5:30pm

More Information:
Palomino
236 High Street
Northcote 3070

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