Addict Food and Coffee

Your coffee addiction won't be judged here.
Amy Collins
Published on August 27, 2014
Updated on May 25, 2016


For Melburnians the word addict isn't too far removed from how we feel about our morning coffee and side of bacon. So it makes sense in our caffeine-filled brains that the newest cafe in Fitzroy would call themselves Addict Food & Coffee. They're just speaking the truth, right? Ain't nothing wrong with that.

But word on the street is their name isn't talking about us, it's talking about them — and by them, we mean partners Greg Brassil and Joe Ventura. After two years of searching, they found a perfect location for their new venture, on the corner of Johnston and Gore Streets in Fitzroy.

Apart from a killer name and a good location, what do these guys have going for them? Well two ex-St Ali chefs — Mark Boyd and Steve Hogan — for one, and a focus on coffee that includes Padre beans for filter and espresso, as well as a few rotating grinds. Seems like a recipe for goodness in our books.

When it comes to the food, a crowd favourite is the potato hash and mushroom duxelles with roasted field mushrooms, a poached egg and caramelised onions, plated up like a fine dining entree ($17). Other dishes see the corn fritters fried crisp and served with kasundi, haloumi (thank the lord), poached eggs, and a salad of coriander and mizuna ($17).

For something on the sweeter and lighter side, the fruit bread with apricot, almond, and pistachio butter is a good place to start, while the porridge is served with bananas, walnuts and butterscotch sauce. Thank us later.

Your coffee addiction won't be judged here. We promise.


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