Sunday, June 25, 2006

Gold and Noone, Clifton Hill

You might call it The Milk Bar: Reloaded. Or maybe The Latte Bar. Stick an espresso machine and a George Foreman grill in an old milk bar and, hey presto, another cafe is born. In fact, you could stick an espresso machine in pretty much any dilapidated structure and turn it into a cafe these days, but that's a story for another day. Today's story is Gold and Noone, on the corner of... you guessed it... Gold and Noone Streets, Clifton Hill. With a very nice view of the old shot tower, aka munitions factory. Now there's a place with cafe potential. Double Shot Cafe, coming soon...

gold and noone

I went with the bacon and eggs special, with a sun-dried tomato and walnut pesto, avocado, spinach, poached eggs and relish. Apparently they do the bacon on a George Foreman grill, which seems to produce a limp, steamed effect with no crispiness. Not ideal. But otherwise it was an enjoyable brekky.

Eggs seem to be a weekend only affair, and it's strictly poached. This may make life easier for the proprieters, but it calls into question their commitment to breakfast. Mid-week choice is very narrow: toast, croissants, muesli and poached fruit. At $3.50, the toast is pretty good value. But don't come here looking for a fry-up.


The paint job on the outside wall was quite impressive. Very creative. A daily dose of breakfast and art in one hit. It's a wonder this place hasn't been taken over by the black skivvy crowd.

12/20 "only deserves bronze"



Blogger sharpatootha said...

This is my local place. They also do a very tasty spicy beans breakfast.

27/6/06 11:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My local too, this place has now has a new identity, haven't had breakfast there yet, but we will see!....

28/7/06 00:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamish & Abi have left Gold and Noone. Missing the great coffee but the food is still good

22/9/06 13:09  
Blogger adi said...

i discovered this place recently and reckon it's great. sure, not really a 'fry-up' place, but the food is lovely. they do an awesome stuffed cobb loaf, full of spinach, salami, roast veges. poached eggs on toast were great.
lovely staff, nice peaceful location, not to many wankers, good coffee. what else do you need?

23/4/07 11:30  

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