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Hi Fi

Collingwood's vinyl-soundtracked sandwich joint and takeaway-only lunch destination.
By Libby Curran
March 16, 2022
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By Libby Curran
March 16, 2022
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From the minds behind Terror Twilight and Tinker comes this homage to great coffee, food and tunes. A new arrival from Kieran Spiteri and Ben Argentino, Hi Fi is a modern riff on the neighbourhood deli, delivering a winning combination of crafty sandwiches and old-school vinyl.

Bread-based goodies headline the menu at the takeaway-only lunch destination, with a concise yet curated lineup starring a panko-crumbed fish burger on a steamed potato roll ($15) and a wickedly stretchy mushroom and taleggio toastie ($16).

A toasted milk bun comes stuffed with folded eggs, American cheese and green pepper ($12) and sides include the likes of curly fries ($6) and slaw ($4.50). Plus, you can throw back to your childhood with one of the next-level shakes: think choc sea salt, ginger malt or salted caramel, with a shot of espresso if you're feeling a bit grown-up.

Hi Fi's own contract-roasted coffee heads the list of caffeinated options, with a batch brew and cold brew offered alongside a milk blend and a single origin.

As for the tunes, they speak to the owners' shared love of great music, running to an eclectic, oft-changing rotation of vinyl. As Argentino says: "Music is a big part of our hospitality group's tapestry. We're all about good tunes. Our intention was always to make Hi Fi a real muso hang out".

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