However, after checking out their website a bit more, I realised they were also a restaurant/cafe that stays open until 9pm! They even have a breakfast and lunch menu, woodfire pizzas and an alcohol license.
That's a lot going on for one place - but the atmosphere feels like it is more suitable for its main purpose of coffee/tea and dessert. Their displays are full of biscotti, cakes and other desserts, thus making the decision of what to eat quite difficult.
I always tend to go for the cookies and cream or oreo dessert, as I feel like I can't go wrong with it (above). But you must remember to prepare yourself for a rich and sweet overdose.
A coffee is always good to have to sip alongside it, and I went with a caramel latte. They also have milkshakes or if you prefer, you can accompany your meal with a glass of wine or some other alocholic beverages.
Their desserts are numerous and there are many signs with more special options such as sundaes or pancakes. If you're struggling to find somewhere to drop by later in the day for some desserts, give this place a try and see what you think!
Good to learn about Santina's cakes - they look absolutely delcious BUT as for it being difficult to find good coffee/desserts in the North, this is very misleading, if not absolutely ridiculous. You seem to forget that all the roads leading to Santina’s in the North, are literally lined with some of the Melbourne's best/most popular eateries - leading all the way to Santina's. To jot your memory, here are but a few - Smith St, Fitzroy/Collingwood; Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Brunswick Street Fitzroy, Nicholson & Lygon Streets, Fitzroy/Carlton/Brunswick; Sydney Road, Brunswick/Coburg; Station Street, Fairfield; High Street from Northcote through to Reservoir, and now thanks to you article, leading all the way to Santina’s!