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Coming Soon: The Terror Twilight and Tinker Crew Are Opening Their Next Cafe in Moonee Ponds

Convoy sees Kieren Spiteri, Ben Argentino and Bec Moore heading back to their roots and delivering a touch of inner-north flair westward.
By Libby Curran
June 21, 2022
By Libby Curran
June 21, 2022

The minds behind three much-loved inner-north hospitality haunts are at it again, only this time, they're headed west. Kieren Spiteri, Ben Argentino and Bec Moore — who you'll know from Northcote's Tinker, Collingwood's Terror Twilight and nearby sandwich spot Hi Fi — are gearing up to launch their latest venture, Moonee Ponds cafe Convoy.

Set to open on Thursday, July 14, the new project sees the trio going back to their roots in a big way, with the Moonee Ponds area holding special memories for each of the three owners.

"Moonee Ponds is a nostalgic suburb for all of us. Kieren's first job over 20 years ago was in Queens Park across the road. Bec moved to the suburb when she relocated to Melbourne, and I grew up here, went to primary school around the corner and continue to live here to this day," Argentino says of the area.

Here on Pascoe Vale Road, they've enlisted the help of architecture and interior design practice Studio Esteta and multidisciplinary studio My Friend Tom to bring their latest vision to life — a warm, light-filled space sporting plenty of natural materials and with a big, sunny, streetside deck overlooking Queens Park opposite.

The hospitality group's Executive Chef Dale Kemp will lead Convoy's food offering, the daytime menu featuring brand-new creations alongside cleverly tweaked favourites from all three sibling venues.

Image: Hi-Fi, Collingwood.

The full food lineup is still under wraps, though we're told you can expect seasonal fare with a creative edge that nods to the owners' previous work, while embracing the energy of a whole new inner-northwest locale.

Tinker has been impressing northside brunchers since early 2017, with Terror Twilight opening its doors later that same year. Hi Fi launched in January 2022.

Find Convoy at 109 Pascoe Vale Road, Moonee Ponds, from July 14. It'll open daily from 7am–4pm.


Published on June 21, 2022 by Libby Curran
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