Gypsy Hideout is located in High St, Northcote and is tucked away – if you drive past you really wouldn’t notice this place as a breakfast / brunch place. Gypsy Hideout is owned by Freddy Raftellis and is an airy and light-filled place with polished wood floors and white brick walls, and out the back is a courtyard for those warm summery days.
There is a breakfast and lunch menu written on blackboards from which you order from. The Gypsy Hideout drinks are quite innovative and interesting. I ordered the Gypsy Elixir – which is a combination of juices such as Blackcurrant and Berries – came in a flask with a straw to drink from. Their concoction tasted great – it was refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness. My friend ordered an Ice Coffee and it arrived with two separated layers which was unique. The menu covers a variety of combinations including some Middle Eastern touches. I can never go past mushrooms for breakkie so I had the Poached Eggs with Lemon + Thyme Field Mushrooms, Spinach and Truffle and my friend ordered one of the Sourdough Baguettes.
The food was fresh and tasted great. Some of the ingredients are taken right from the courtyard garden. In my dish, the truffle added an extra oomph to the dish and the poached eggs had just the right amount of runniness. When the baguette came out – it was MASSIVE!! My friend had no idea where to start to eat it. Value for money definitely.
The staff were friendly and the place was relaxed and cheery. The courtyard out the back was a definite winner to enjoy the sunshine.
Rating : 3 Pandas
Menu – Refer to pictures above
Atmosphere / Ambience: Bright and Cheery
Standout Dish: Gypsy Elixir and Lemon + Thyme Field Mushrooms
Online Booking: No
Restaurant Details and Location:
68 High St, Northcote
Tel No: 0433 166 248
Sunday: 8am to 4pm
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday to Thursday: 7:30am to 4pm
Friday – 7:30am to 5pm
Saturday: 8am to 5pm