Parkville is home to Melbourne’s much respected education, research and healthcare precinct; and attractions such as the Melbourne Zoo.
It’s now also home to the second location for Noughts & Crosses Café. Since opening his Flemington site in 2016, Luke Armstrong and the Noughts & Crosses team have built a reputation for quality and sustainable produce, with a steadfast commitment to honest coffee. Yesterday saw the opening of its sister café in a new Parkside precinct. This cafe is a more compact version with the same ethos and strong belief in ecofriendly practices, such as the use of biodegradable straws, and minimal waste.
Set in the tranquil surrounds of Parkville, Noughts and Crosses has a fresh interior with a black marble counter, pops of green, and an abundance of natural light. Housed on the Parkside grounds, which is a collaboration between industry professionals Australand and Citta, the leafy surrounds encompass more than 20 acres of tranquil parkland and neighbouring wetlands.
The menu offers light breakfast and brunch options such as the tropical smoothie bowl, a selection of sandwiches and brioche buns, and healthy salads. Coffee is sourced from Small Batch, with the Candyman Blend for espresso, and rotating singles for black coffee.
Located at 41 Galada Avenue, Noughts & Crosses will be open from 7am-2pm Monday-Friday, and 8am-3pm weekends.