822 Sydney Road, Brunswick, VIC, 3056
As Sydney Road approaches the Coburg border, the cut of pedestrian’s jeans becomes noticeably looser, edgy boutiques give way to not-so-edgy crash repairers, and cafes swap hipster street-smarts for easy, affable charm. Case in point, Minimo, where you’re likely to be welcomed with a sample of freshly baked caramel slice.
The space itself isn’t groundbreaking, but it is pleasant: polished concrete floors are complemented by a neutral palette and dark timber furniture; natural light streams in through floor-to-ceiling glass, illuminating a communal table strewn with weekend papers. It’s the kind of place where you can make yourself at home, with a tray of sweetly haemorrhaging pain au chocolat straight from the oven, or the trademark spicy Moroccan beef pie floater.
The friendly folk do justice to fine beans from Atomica, extracting full-bodied, pitch-black espresso topped with a dense tan crema. The shot boasts aromatic vanilla notes and a persistent nutty flavour that lingers long after the last drop.
+613 9383 2083
mon: 7.30am - 4.30pm wed - fri: 7.30am - 4.30pm sat - sun: 9am - 4pm tuesday closed