The Hub 3070 is a cafe and food store providing Northcote families with Toby’s Estate coffee, a focus on healthy eats and an awesome indoor play area.
You can’t spot much from the black brick street frontage of The Hub 3070. But once you enter it unfolds with bright light and lots of seating options.
There are many high chairs and plenty of space to park a pram.
With kids in tow head to the back, where the lovely wood fireplace and turquoise armchairs live.
There’s a neat play area that replicates the cafe, complete with a menu board, fake food and cash register.
There’s also a small table and bench with paper and pencils so you can design your own menu (or scribble).
The full menu is available all day. I try the most expensive dish on the menu, the lamb kleftiko. It’s a slow braised lamb shoulder in a tomato-based sauce heaped with crispy potatoes, Meredith feta cheese and a pickled veg salad ($22). The large plate is top notch comfort food perfect for a cold day.
The kids menu ranges from chicken strips with crunchy potatoes and hummus ($12) to a ham and cheese toastie ($6). The kids pair their plates with a green smoothie of banana, kale, spinach, mint, lemon and coconut water ($11).
The Hub 3070 is a sophisticated cafe with a wonderful indoor area made for families. You can even take some of its goodness home with the produce store focusing on local, seasonal and organic goods.
- Pram access;
- High chairs;
- Indoor play area;
- Kids menu;
- Standard menu suitable for kids;
- Change facilities;
- Close to Dennis station; and
- Limited time free street parking.
The Hub 3070, 58a Victoria Road, Northcote, 03 9482 4898