It was random as originally as we were suppose to head to another eatery Estelle under Josh Pelham. Eventually we came on the wrong day as they were closed.  A few doors away, tuck this busy cafe – Barry that caught our attention that we should try this cafe in Northcote too.

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Base on their crowd and their food presentation that we peep over the window while on the way picking up our car, had created an intention for us to come back to pay them a visit.

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On the next day, we decided to drop by for breakfast before we head off for our Yarra Valley wine road trip.

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Love their cafe setting, with bright white brick wall, wooden box crates at the bottom of their cafe counter as utensils storage along with high seating area at the center.

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To start off, we ordered their Soup of the day – Moroccan Spiced Carrot Soup with Coriander + Chorizo @ Aud 14. Pretty thick like near puree yet with amazing toast to dip along is just flavorful.

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Coffee here is pretty good as they use house blend. Not too acidic yet mild enough to taste on the coffee aroma


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I did not jot down the name of this dish as the flavour is pretty amazing. Something new to me as serve with mixture of ham, season cucumber and poach egg with hollandaise sauce.


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A refreshing taste from cucumber, slightly creamy from egg yolk and sauce balance it out with mix ham and bread.


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Peanut butter toast came out too nutty to my liking, as to some of you might be pretty good. As my taste bud was pamper with previous dish, I guess it had pulled this down.


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Not a fan of House drip blend coffee lover but this turns out to be not bad. slightly fruity in aroma and I did a wrong move by mixing it with milk. Prefer the clean refreshing without milk to enjoy the aroma.

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For this round, I guess we ordered the wrong items for this cafe as they after I left and came back and did some research only realize they are pretty well known for their super salad range.

If you are looking for pretty interesting flavour for salad or balance diet purpose, I must say this is one of a cafe to be in Melbourne place to visit as their salad and other item food presentation did caught our eyes while we were there. Cafe in Nortcote.

85 High St, Northcote
VIC 3070, Australia

Phone:+61 3 9481 7623

Hours: Open today · 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

My food hunt indeed went to an interesting range that originally wanted to make a reservation at Estelle (now had change to Estelle Bistro) which the kitchen this young chap is part of the team by Young Chef of the Year 2015 – Josh Pelham, also was one of the guest chef in Masterchef Australia 2015 and did not even realise that my best friend Enmi found out that they have new section which is Estelle by Scott Pickett (another new section which establish not that long that lead by chef Scott Pickett himself which he got nominated as Chef of the Year 2014). What got her excited is that they got degustation menu under his belt.

The seven-course degustation-only menu is $130 with an option Wine Pairing. . I am not going to elaborate much about the food as their menu do change from time to time (which I realise the menu I dine and now – September and I look at their website, the menu had changed.)

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Estelle is more like a casual modern dining in Northcote neighbourhood and neither did I know that Scott Pickett by Estelle is just next door that totally will transport you into whole new dimension.

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Walking into a fine dining restaurant that you do feel it is a contemporary fine dining restaurant with its dim lighting and best of all they have open concept kitchen with bar seating. 

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For starter, you will be serve with 2 version of their homemade bread that is serve fresh from the oven along with their homemade butter. 

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Their ham bread is amazing, aromatic, warm and I do not mind to have a few more. 

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Chef Scott Pickett leading the kitchen for tonight degustation menu and also surprise to see Chef Josh Pelham along in this kitchen. To me it is like 2 super star in one kitchen and what can you expect? Good food to come along the night.

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Was told that they specially crafted their cutleries with an E in their utensils. 

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All the chef that pay attention to each details of the meals is quite impressive by using different kind of cutleries to do all the necessary platting. 

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Then for each dish, the chef in charge will introduce the dish to us and explain what is in it.

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I am not too sure if this blue cheeze platter with poached pear is offer in the degustation new menu and however this is a bomb. Love their cheeze which is aromatic, not too thick cut yet the middle is with blue cheeze which is not that strong in taste to pair along with their fresh home made biscuiti .

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Palate cleanser with a hint of chili at the end. Indeed refreshing and interesting flavours.

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One of the best desserts in my Melbourne trip by far. 

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Manage to take picture with Chef Josh Pelham

It was exciting to see both chef in action and got serve by Chef Josh Pelham himself is indeed amazing. Glad that my best friend book this place which I have to thank her.

Its a great restaurant to hunt for and indeed lift my expectation on both of them with amazing presentation of food and food quality is there. I wish that their bar seating dining could be slightly more spacious as it was too tight and hard to eat at times with the server need to pour drinks that I literally have to squeeze myself some space for them.

However AUD130 is well spent and if got the chance I would certainly love to be back.

Estelle by Scott Pickett (ESP)
245 High Street, Northcote, VIC
Website: http://estellebysp.com
Contact: (03) 9489 4609
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday evenings from 6pm til late; Friday noon-3pm.

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