macinate reviewed La Niche Café
A welcoming, very French café that sells daily baked croissants and muffins - as you would expect! The crumbly bluestone walls and steel stairway add to the comfortable warm atmosphere. It's not your cool hipster type minimalist cafe - more like a 70's Carlton terrace vibe. It's the kind of café that locals go to with their dogs. The coffee and mochas are great - although you probably would not expect such great coffee given the competition in the local area. The food is simply presented but delicious in a very fresh no fuss French way - quiche, salads, foccacias. I go there a lot and always feel comfortable - and always enjoy the coffee - not the best in town but it's well made with good flavour. Oh and there's live music there I'm told on every second Friday night.