Northcote is buzzing at the moment. Apart from the closure of the lovely United Arab Eatery (which is relocating further north on High St in Preston), the northern strip is full of places that are new to me.
The very southern Westgarth section of High St is also interesting, with Il Melograno opening recently. They do icecream, cake, coffee and simple savoury dishes. The coffee is very impressive and the cake is divine. Behold the chocolate and pear cake. I’ll try the icecream when it gets warmer.