Gypsy Hideout in Northcote
Sarah Cahalan | On 12, Dec 2014
Gypsy Hideout is quite literally a hide-away situated on the corner of High St and Westgarth St in Northcote.
The menu did not inspire me muchâ€”a moderate selection for breakfast with mainly sandwiches and focaccias for lunch. There is, however, one item worth going for again and again.
The butter-thyme field mushrooms with scrambled eggs and sumac is a dish so decadent you can only have it onceÂ a week.
The mushrooms are fried to perfection while the sumac provides a flavoursome addition to otherwise ordinary scrambled eggs.
Gypsy Hideout has a simple dÃ©cor with wooden benches and a cosy outdoor dining area. Unfortunately there is no shade outside making outdoor dining hard in weather above thirty degrees.
This CafÃ© has its own blend of coffee roasted by Reverence in Ascot Vale. The coffee has a unique flavour. Any coffee that doesnâ€™t require sugar is a damn good coffee in my books.
Service was prompt (albeit there were not many people in the Cafe) and the waiter that served us was very friendly. The manager, however, was unpleasant and cold.
I have mixed feelings about the place. I think you should:
Go to Gypsy Hideout for the Butter-Thyme Field Mushrooms, a beautiful cup of coffee and the convenience.
Donâ€™t go to Gypsy Hideout if youâ€™re looking for menu variety and cheap prices.
WhatÂ Gypsy Hideout
WhereÂ 68 High St, Northcote
WhenÂ Monday-Friday 7:30-5:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:00-5:00pm