Northcote’s Tinker is quickly becoming the cream of Melbourne’s café crop

Northcote’s Tinker is quickly becoming the cream of Melbourne’s café crop

Words by Eva Marchingo

We spotlight the ever-Instagrammable Tinker.

Northcote’s popular brunch hotspot, Tinker, will gratify your sight and taste. First opened in 2016, Tinker is run by a couple of self-described mischievous dreamers, and is now the cream of Melbourne’s café crop.

The dishes at Tinker are almost too aesthetically pleasing to actually eat; if only they weren’t so delicious with perfect execution and delectable flavour combinations.

Tinker has a new courtyard for outdoor dining, just in time for reopening after lockdown, complete with a feature wall for your photographic convenience. The courtyard is dog-friendly too, so your furry friends can also enjoy the atmosphere.

Courtyards and Melbourne weather don’t have the best track record, but with shutters to keep the wind out on cool days, you can take solace in your plans being protected from the city’s ‘four seasons in one day’ erraticism.

At the very back of the courtyard, you’ll find nine bins of worm farms, which have been installed as part of Tinker’s quest for sustainability. At Tinker, up to 18 kilograms of waste per day are saved from landfill and put back into keeping the new courtyard and veggie patch at their healthiest.

Tinker is open 7am to 4pm on weekdays and 8am to 4pm on weekends.


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Find out more at the Tinker website.

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