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Hi Fi

Collingwood's vinyl-soundtracked sandwich joint and takeaway-only lunch destination.
By Libby Curran
March 16, 2022
By Libby Curran
March 16, 2022

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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