Once, it was a Thai restaurant, with a large chilli shaped sign out the front. I never went inside. Now, it is a much more welcoming space, with the cutest yellow booths in Northcote. I have lunched here twice in two days, and will certainly return!
Chowhound is brought to us by 4 ex-Nudel Bar folks (the three original owners, and their long-time chef), and the food is lovely. So far, I have tried the green soba salad with salmon, ginger and avocado, the prawn dumplings, and the coconut/palm sugar pancake. Everything was delicious, beautifully presented, and superfantastic. My friend greatly enjoyed the soba today, and her lemon curd pavlova looked amazing (and disappeared very quickly).
Coffee is good, service is friendly/unobtrusive, and there’s just the right amount of air conditioning for a warm afternoon. In short, if you haven’t been, do go!
Find Chowhound at 235 High Street Northcote.