July 4, 2010


308 High Street,
Northcote, VIC 3070
(03) 9489 0218
Food: Modern Mediterranean Cafe, Chocolatier, Brasserie, Breakfast (all day!)
Website: www.cocoinc.com.au
Dates visited: 25th July 2008, 23rd November 2008, 27th January 2009

CocoInc is a trendy cafe with a relaxed atmosphere, serving great Mediterranean food, with Spanish and Asian influences, at a fair price. The place is always brimming with diners, from local workers on their lunch break to families with grandparents and children, so it is best to pre-book a table. They always seem to be understaffed, with plenty of tables needing to be cleared and customers constantly waiting on drinks and cutlery to eat the food that has already been brought out to them. Despite this, I always return because the food is worth the wait!

Eggs Salmon - Poached Eggs, Spinach, Smoked Salmon, Hollandaise Sauce & Capers

CocoInc Works - Poached Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Grilled Tomato, Marinated Mushrooms, Spinach & Hash Browns

Mushroom & Chicken Penne; Grilled Calamari with CocoInc Dressing; Prawn Tempura - the disappointment of the meal was the batter of the tempura, which was extremely gluggy and oily

Prawn Saganaki - The tiger prawns were swimming in this gloppy red capsicum sauce!

Salt & Pepper Calamari with CocoInc Dressing - My favourite! The dressing is so moreish and packed full of flavour! It is tangy, sweet, tart and salty with an extra punch of oomph in it, and is claimed to be the Chef's secret recipe. Mmmmmm :)

Seared Scallops with Basil Dressing - I think we devoured these in less than 30 seconds!

Medallions Beef Salad - the strips of eye fillet were surprisingly tender (sorry, the image is really blurry; I tried to crop it out of a larger photo)

Salt & Pepper Calamari; Seared Scallops - both so finger-licking good we ordered them again another day!

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