Friends, we are happy to announce that starting tomorrow, Fri Dec 4th, True North will be operating as a licensed premises serving drinks and food well into the evening from Thursday - Sunday nights. This has been a long time coming for us so feel free to pop in over the weekend, grab a beer/wine/whatever, some snacks and talk about your favourite Lynyrd Skynyrd song at length. Other topics of your choice will be accepted. We will be here until 1am Fri & Sat and until 11pm Thurs & Sun.
So, we have been trading THURS - SUN night as a bar for a little while now. What better way to refresh your memory that we, TRUE NORTH, are more or less your sole option for a cool after hours hang out in the neighbourhood than get the nations greatest ever songwriter SPOD to write us a good time jingle and knock up an ad for us! This is the best thing you will ever see or hear. Check it out, share this genius around and be sure to check us out one night. Keep the dream alive!
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Lauren Dianne
· February 10, 2018
Yesterday I visited True North for the second time.
It’s safe to say it’s my favourite cafe in the area at this point, which is a big deal coming from me; some one who eats out a lot, and is a barist...a/ manages a cafe.
There is something about the atmosphere at True North that makes you feel so at home, and looked after. Kind of like the way your mum takes care of you when you visit home, and insists on doing all your washing.
The owner seated me, made my coffee (soy flat white), & brought it to me. When the design came out the way it did I was ecstatic, seeing as I love everything skulls.. and The Punisher.

Last visit I made I tried their vegan soft shell tacos, and being gluten intolerant they directed me to what I could and couldn’t have which was extremely helpful.
I’ll definitely be back this afternoon to have another cup of coffee.. and maybe a vegan brownie.
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Natasha Pareskevi
· February 16, 2018
Nope. Never doing this one again. And neither will anyone else I was with here today. Or anyone who asks me where to brunch. 40 minute wait just to get the wrong food. And it was cold. Taking my food the bill, when I asked it not to be remade because I didn’t want to wait another 40 minutes, is not doing me a favor.

At half capacity and can’t get a basic eggs, bacon, feta and avo right. As a local, I have nothing positive to take away from my experience here.
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Brendon Lawson
· December 22, 2017
I love this place, I used to live around the corner and was here ever 2nd day, I’ve moved 3 suburbs away and still make the pilgrimage. AM beers, fantastic food with vego and vegan options for almost ...everything, noice coffee, great atmosphere and where the hell do I start about he staff???? The team are ducking fantastic, friendly, welcoming, chilled and super cool. When I grow up, I want to be just like the owner dude (sorry if you read this bro, I cannot remember your name for he life of me in my sleep deprived state � ) and have an amazing place with amazing people workin with me. XxX See More
Karen Eijkelestam
· February 21, 2018
went in for breakfast. the coffee & food = yumm. the barista guy = really good customer service. the other 2 staff... mmm... comes across as tho they got poles up their ass.. don't like getting dirty ...looks when I said please & thank you politely See More
Joanna Doley
· January 19, 2018
I've been a (semi) regular at True North for a couple of years now, and it feels a little bit like a home away from home. All the staff are super friendly, and really build a sense of community in the... place with events like their AV club and trivia. The food is fantastic with a good range of vegan options. The best place ♥ See More
Ross Johnson
· January 12, 2018
Service here is amazing with wonderful friendly staff and great vibe. The food is fantastic and clearly shows that the chefs work hard on everything they put out. I am very impressed that they take th...e time to make most of the components in-house and the quality reflects this. The vegan options are very filled out and don't feel lacking in substance. Thank you True north for a fantastic experience, will be back. See More
Kate Flavell
· March 31, 2018
We went to true north when it was particularly busy. We were patient. We waited a very long time for nasty cheap white bread that was suppose to be sourdough. It arrived cold, one piece was burnt the ...other was hardly cooked. Never again... See More
Frank Dahdie Farrugia
· January 17, 2018
Literally the most down to Earth, inclusive and lovely people. Highly
Recommend this place if you aren't an asshole because it's in high demand and no ones got time for angry bigots. �
Kippy Kipton
· March 5, 2018
True North always feels like a second home, and they make by far the best vegan French Toast in Melbourne. Damn fine coffee and pie too!
Giema Contini
· January 18, 2018
I love True North. Exceptional service and delicious food & coffee. It is a considered and inclusive environment, I throughly recommend!!!
Nat McYak
· December 13, 2017
Friendliest staff NOR. Prompt table service. Yummy coffee including bottomless cups. Mexican breakfast. Vegan friendly. Lovely people to give your cash to.
Tom Shotter
· September 9, 2017
Just came back from Eggs, Bacon, Tequila and Beer. They were slamming down at True North, and although they were busy as, the excellent standard they have set did not wane at all.
As a 20 year vetera...n of the hospitality industry I know how easy it is to be good when things are just chugging along peacefully, it is another thing entirely to maintain that excellence when things are going gangbusters.
Well done folks, loving all you respective works. :)
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Amy Garland
· June 2, 2017
This is on the way home to my place from night shift and they serve alcohol in the morning. And they never judge me for drinking in the morning. I find the staff friendly and unpretentious and I reall...y like the music and atmosphere. I only took one star off because the food, while good, has never blown me away entirely. I still haven't tried everything on the menu though, and let's be honest, I'm really coming here primarily so I can drink beer/bloody Mary's at 8am � See More
Anne Tidyman
· January 20, 2018
Fantastic food, great coffee and the staff are always friendly. Love going here
Gerard Mason
· August 20, 2017
Like a home away from home, if you're home is full of nice people who like coffee and pies. If your home is full of shit people who don't like those things, this is probably nothing like your home. In... this case, you should go to True North because it is nice, unlike those nasty people you live with. See More
Lou Wright
· April 3, 2017
Came here to taste their vegan pancakes as since finding out I'm allergic to diary it's been off the menu for me. Have to say the pancakes were pretty good :D utterly stoked they have tomato juice on ...the menu. My partner ordered the beef lunch quesadilla but the breakfast quesadilla was served to him. We were so hungry we didn't want to wait for a re-order, however he enjoyed the breakfast quesadilla :) Food is good only let down is the staff member that served us seemed very distracted and bothered, may be why she got the order wrong. See More
Jessica Cadwallader
· January 20, 2018
Staff are rude and couldn’t be bothered, especially because we had babies (spoiling their image I guess 🙄). Food was pretty ordinary.
Annette Clair
· January 14, 2017
I really like coming here for breakfast and thought it would be good to try the burger nite, food was really yummy, cocktail was too. But I held back a star on the choice of music... I usually love th...e music choice here and is one of the things I love about coming her, but if your going to play whinging and repetitive artists maybe stick to one or two tunes at a time and not the whole CD. Probably would of had another cocktail if it wasn't for the ear torture. Will be back for breaky again I'm sure ! See More
El Rose
· November 4, 2017
Thanks for always being lovely humans who serve great food and coffee. A+++
Julie Dowd
· January 10, 2017
I'd do zero stars if I could. As customers we were a terrible interruption to the "employees" social occasion of chatting to their friends. I couldn't even order my food at the counter being told it table service. Which then leads me back to the problem of the person doing the table service was too busy chatting to take our order. Therefore we walked out both to our pleasure and most likely yours as well. Two less orders you have to make money from. See More

THIS THURSDAY NIGHT FROM 8pm. BRUTAL!! Great prizes this month from Nerve Gas, Young Henry’s and some killer special prizes from Direct Touring!! If you missed out on tix to the sold out Ihsahn show at Max Watts get here Thurs night as WE HAVE SOME TO GIVE AWAY!!!

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Fact Hunt Trivia

Calling all Star Wars fans, and long-suffering partners of Star Wars fans...

Star Wars trivia returns to True North! Table bookings are open: