Rated as one of Melbourne’s best brunch hubs, Northcote is chock-a-block with cafés and lines of hungry patrons spilling down High street. Larks of Joy in Northcote has just launched their new Autumn/Winter menu, raising the forever-evolving brunch game.
You’ll find the usual suspects like smashed avo, pancakes and baked eggs but every dish is guaranteed to surprise with curious added ingredients and creative plating. The menu is ripe with vegan and gluten free options like the spiced apple porridge, house-made broad bean falafel, mushroom trio with udon, chargrilled BBQ tofu burger and Insta-worthy smoothie bowls. The vegan French toast is also a must-try: almond-milk soaked vegan brioche with seasonal berries, maple syrup and vegan hazelnut ice cream. Sweet dreams are made of this.
Larks’ minimal interiors are everything you’d expect from Northcote. White, mint and timber facades envisioned by Fretard Design stage the archetypal Melburnian café scene. It’s fresh, simple and easy like Sunday morning.