The moment you walk into Bettie's cafe in Northcote you step back in time.The interior reflects the individual styles of the owner's Lizey and Jake. Expect to find a colourful melting pot of vintage wares and memorabilia: antiques, collectables, retro and rustic finishes.
The wall on the left is made up of a collection of upcycled mirrors in all shapes and sizes and to the right, there's a dedicated feature wall of silver travel spoons, cuckoo clocks, coloured beads, a horse's head and so much more!
It's visually stimulating and nostalgic, just like visiting Nana's place and falling in love with her trinkets and memorabilia dotted around the living room. Remember the old phone stools you would have in the hallway? Well, Bettie's has up-cycled loads of furniture and useful vintage items in the cafe, saving them from landfill.
Lizey, and her partner, Jake, have put their heart and soul into their first ever cafe together. Named after their 5-year-old daughter, Bettie, the family-friendly cafe features little Golden Books menu boards.
Why not grab a recycled mug off the wall to help reduce the use of takeaway coffee cups - you can bring it back on your next visit!
Having been open just over a month, it is quickly becoming the local favourite. Lizey has expanded their lunchtime menu to include fresh wraps and a choice of yummy toasted sandwiches. There are also delicious freshly baked cakes and slices that get delivered daily.
If your popping in for a coffee or tea, try their iced chai or coffee which is a refreshing alternative to drinking hot coffee or tea on a hot summer's day! Their menu continues to evolve, depending on the seasons.
Brittany Kilsby is an artist specialising in tattoos, printmaking, drawing & painting. She was commissioned by Bettie's to design a feature mural incorporating the vivid bright and almost Cuban colour palette.
Bettie's cafe has just introduced 'Crafting for Little People' for under 5's, supervised by parents. Groups can be booked through Eventbrite, contacting the cafe or throughFacebook. This is a fabulous idea for young families in the area, helping to create a real community.
Be sure to visit Bettie's, there are many stories and conversation to be shared around the communal table. Or if you prefer to mellow out on a single phone seat, you can enjoy the trinkets on display. Or grab a Design magazine for extra inspiration!
Lizey and Jake have injected their personalities into this cafe. A melting pot of styles and quirky retro collectables. Bettie's is bringing back the essence of what the true culture and vibe of Northcote really is. Located only minutes from the station, a handy location whether you're on your way to work or work in the area as I do!
They are super friendly hosts and really take time to get to know their customers, encouraging a strong community vibe.