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Convoy Is the New Moonee Ponds Cafe From the Terror Twilight and Hi Fi Team

You'll find this bright daytime-only spot overlooking Queens Park, dishing up okonomiyaki, cinnamon scroll pancakes and brekkie mai tais.
By Libby Curran
August 11, 2022
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By Libby Curran
August 11, 2022
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You may know Kieren Spiteri, Ben Argentino and Bec Moore as the names behind Northcote's Tinker, Collingwood's Terror Twilight and Smith Street sandwich spot Hi Fi. Well, from Wednesday, August 10, this little convoy of culinary favourites will have gained another addition, as the team unveils its latest venture in the heart of Moonee Ponds.

A good 18 months in the making and built off the back of popular demand from regulars, Convoy has finally arrived — a bright daytime diner overlooking Queens Park. It's showing off a retro-leaning, timber-filled fitout by female-led practices Studio Esteta and My Friend Tom, with a spacious streetside deck and garden, and plenty of natural materials used throughout.

My Friend Tom

Executive Chef of Convoy's sibling venues, Dale Kemp, is also steering the food offering here on Pascoe Vale Road, plating up both familiar favourites and a crop of exclusive new creations. It's as creative and considered as you'd expect — mushrooms on toast with a Calabrian chilli butter and 'corn crackle'; a brekkie muffin sandwiching curried scrambled eggs and grandma ham; the steak frites roll and kewpie-topped prawn roll; and cinnamon scroll-inspired pancakes made with sweet potato.

The kitchen's take on eggs benedict features fried milk bread and smoked pastrami with a pickled daikon and apple salad; the Turkish eggs are elevated with black pudding and a lemon yoghurt; and there's an okonomiyaki finished with miso mayo and a kimchi crisp.

Along with your usual coffee options, you'll find a boba-style drink with sweetened coconut cream and tapioca pearls that have been soaked in cold brew. Or you can amp things up with a sip from the cocktail list, where classics like mimosas and bloody marias sit alongside a breakfast martini and the Melbourne Mai Tai — a blend of orange, pineapple, Amaretto and dark rum.

My Friend Tom

Find Convoy at 109 Pascoe Vale Road, Moonee Ponds, from August 10. It'll be open daily from 7am–4pm.

Images: My Friend Tom.

Published on August 11, 2022 by Libby Curran
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