24 Mar Boundary Espresso: Preston’s Best Coffee Joint
Preston’s best venture into great coffee and contemporary food, Boundary Espresso is the place to get an Aussie brekky in Melbourne’s north.
High quality coffee takes the sting out of “Depreston”
As you’d expect from any Melbourne cafe brave enough to put “espresso” in their name, the coffee is nothing but top notch. With organic and fair trade product as the basis, everything from the failsafe latte to the buzz-worthy cold brew with soda is prepared like a fine art. Sometimes, keeping it simple is all you need. In fact, Boundary Espresso prove that it’s more than enough.
Preston is going through the same renaissance that once saw Northcote and Fitzroy earn their place on Melbourne’s culinary and coffee bucket list. Contrary to what Depreston singer Courtney Barnett might have you believe, Preston isn’t all that depressing when Boundary Espresso is leading the charge of the hood’s next wave of cafe hotspots. In classic Melbourne style, Boundary Espresso offers a relaxed space with a contemporary and open fit out, perfect for catching up over some some quality coffee and breakfast options.
With a few lazy tables scattered outside and large glass windows filtering an abundance of natural light through the room, Boundary Espresso is a joy to be in on a balmy summer’s day. It’s unpretentious, homely and packed with charm thanks to assorted curiosities hiding in nooks and lining the shelves.
Unfussy breakfast for the snobby palette
With the tightly curated menu, you’ll find a balance between comfort food and bold flavours. Get after the hearty Baked Eggs on Sourdough Toast, or for something more adventurous try the Nectarine, Fresh Mint and Labne Salad, served with sweet Biscotti. For a bit of heat, there is no beating the Chorizo Baked Eggs, served with a gloriously generous portion of Smashed Avo. Yeah, we know Guac costs extra, but not in this dish!
No matter what takes your fancy, quality is assured with a firm commitment to locally sourced ingredients used throughout. The Grandmother Ham from Preston’s own Barkly Smokehouse is worth the trip alone.
Word on the Street
Dave’s special’s menu is always fresh so hit that up first, and get one of the soda coffees whatcha-ma-call-its.
107 Plenty Road
Preston, VIC 3072
03 9484 0260
Words by James Di Fabrizio