True North Cafe, Coburg

It is not unusual to find myself out of the office around lunch time, despite efforts to avoid letting anything get in between me and my lunch. At the worst of times, it can mean struggling to think of a suitable place to grab something to eat. At the best, it can mean this – a quick drop in to True North in Coburg.

Prior to starting my current job, I did not often head out to Coburg and could only dream about these illusive places people talked about. But now that I’m out and about, that’s all changed. I finally got to visit Half Moon Cafe. And then I visited again and again and again. For a while, we were actually coordinating client visits out that way pre or post lunch so that we could schedule some falafel time. If colleagues were lucky, we would return triumphantly to the office with armfuls of caulibaba wraps. Anyway, this post is not supposed to be about Half Moon…

True North have been open about a year, and they caught my attention last year after seeing visits from Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe,  Faye at Veganopoulous and Cindy and Michael at Where’s the Beef? The menu is short and sweet, consisting of a handful of brekkie options and a bunch of sandwiches for lunch, most of which can be made vegan. Never having had a Reuben sandwich before, I grabbed one to go.

20150115_112926Excuse the lap shot.

Firstly, I love the pickle and corn chips. I love any extras! The sandwich, a combination of vegan pastrami, sauerkraut, mustard, mayo and cheese on toasted sourdough, was deliciously tangy.

20150115_112939Not the most appealing looking sandwich, but tasty nonetheless.

True North Cafe
2A Munro St, Coburg
Mon – Fri – 7am – 4pm
Sat – Sun – 8am – 4pm


  1. I’ve been back a few more times for that sandwich!

    1. Ha! I will have to go back for it, Billy was so jealous that he didn’t get to eat it that he keeps asking me when we can go there.

  2. I’ve been going there for hot chocolates lately with a friend and was tempted the other day by a tofu scramble on special but it was in between meals. The place has just expanded recently with more seats so hopefully they are doing well – always lovely to be there.

    1. Good to know it’s doing well enough to expand! It is a nice calm little place isn’t it?

  3. I do love True North, but I haven’t moved out of the breakast part of the menu yet!

    1. Ooh I barely noticed the breakfast menu, though I was there for lunch. I’ll have to take note next time!

  4. laurasmess says:

    Wow, vegan pastrami and vegan cheese? I never would’ve really thought of the option of a vegan Reuben 🙂 Glad it was tasty though (and yay for extras, I am entirely pro-pickles-and-chips also!!) x

    1. I know right? Truth be told, I don’t even know WHAT pastrami is – I never ate much meat even as a little tacker, so any kind of mock-thing could fool me. You’re a pro-pickler too? You’d be a great addition to our pub trivia team – the pickle sidekicks 😉

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