There’s plenty of buzz in Nth Melbourne. People are travelling across town to brunch in our sleepy little town. They’re talking up the coffee at Auction Rooms to the extent they were rated “Best Coffee in Melbourne”
Down Queensberry street is a relatively new joint called “Twenty and Six Espresso”.
The owners are interior and graphic designers. The place looks like a magazine cover. Perfectly placed crates, beautiful light fittings, chairs you would love to show off back home. A magazine cover.
The food is presented just as well. I ordered the crusted tuna steak over wasabi mash. Vibrant radish and beans littered the precious plate. I didn’t know where to start, I didn’t want to damage such a work of art.
And that’s where it falls down. Accessibility.
While the tuna steak was cooked perfectly and the wasabi mash had plenty of kick, as a meal it missed the mark. The ratios of tuna and mash were completely out of kilter. As a group of 4 we were directed to the large table. A table so large we couldn’t hear our friends on the other side. Mrs Johnson, having ordered soldiers and soft boiled eggs got delivered cold sourdough slices that while looked beautiful just were too difficult to eat.
Its a lot of style over substance. A bucket load of style, but to the detriment of the little things. I love the little things, we’re there to eat not to look pretty. Aren’t we?
The coffee’s are faultless,and the service is that cool, nonchalant friendly hipster. I wouldn’t complain to return again, however, if I have a choice, I’ll stick to my favorite on Errol st.