Convoy Moonee Ponds

This bright parkside spot boasts a strong cafe pedigree, serving up cinnamon scroll pancakes and boba cold brew.
Libby Curran
Published on August 01, 2022
Updated on September 25, 2023


The minds behind Northcote's Tinker, Collingwood's Terror Twilight and Smith Street sandwich spot Hi Fi made a foray into the inner-northwest when Convoy — a bright daytime diner overlooking Queens Park.

Convoy boasts a retro-leaning, timber-filled fit-out by female-led practices Studio Esteta and My Friend Tom, with a spacious streetside deck and garden and plenty of natural materials used throughout.

Coffee machine and cafe bar scene at Convoy cafe in Moonee Ponds..

The cafe is plating up both familiar favourites and new imaginings. It's expectedly creative and considered — you might find smashed avo on toast with pickled carrot and black olive caramel; cinnamon scroll pancakes with cream cheese icing and orange zest; or a steak frites roll with herb butter and mustard mayo.

Close up of breakfast dish served at Convoy cafe in Moonee Ponds.

The kitchen's take on eggs benedict is also a fave of ours. It features a toasted Turkish roll topped with ham off the bone and apple and fennel slaw. You've also got the Turkish eggs that have been elevated with sujuk and a bright lemon yoghurt.

Along with your usual coffee options, you'll find a range of shakes and smoothies including the enlivening green smoothie with spinach, banana, mango, passionfruit and honey. Or you can amp up your day with something from the cocktail list, where classics like mimosas and bloody marias sit alongside a rose martini and a 'Wake Me Up Before You Coco' with tequila, Aperol, triple sec, coconut milk and lime.

Close up of food dish served at Convoy cafe in Moonee Ponds.

Images: My Friend Tom.


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