1120 Botany Rd, Botany NSW 2019
New cafe in the heart of Botany
This place used to be Snow In Summer and the new owners have retained some of the abundant greenery that existed before and are fast becoming a local gem with their friendly and welcoming service. I've been twice and the barista (ex-Botannix Studio Cafe) is doing good job with Single O coffee. Cappuccino ($3.50) using 'Killer Bee' was nice and the Babyccinos are free although if served in a non-breakable cup would make them better. Loved my Soy Chai Latte ($4.50) using Prana Chai with a good hit of flavour just the way I like it. Coco Pops and milk ($4 kids menu) such a childhood favourite and the strawberry on top adds a healthy touch. Dish envy happening with the Tiramisu French Toast ($9 kids menu) which unfortunately isn't on the grown ups menu but definitely should be. Order it for the kids even if they don't want it so you'll get to try it 😉 — so yummy and delicious. Chicken and chips ($6 kids menu) was another dish envy dish and a decent portion with crispy chips and tasty chicken that's sliced and ready for the kids to eat. Great value for the size and quality.
I was happy with the 'Eggs your way' scrambled with Sonoma toast ($9.50) and added avocado with lemon ($3) although would have preferred the avocado to be served out of the skin so it's prepared and ready to put on the toast. Salmon Bowl with crispy skin salmon rested on buckwheat noodles, charred shallots, pickled ginger & cucumber with toasted sesame dressing and crispy onion ($18) was a tasty combo and some crispness achieved on the skin. I think there's potential to cook a bit more medium rather than medium well to retain some extra moistness in the salmon. GF Fritters - pumpkin & zucchini fritters with avocado, coconut labneh & poached eggs ($15) was a tasty dish with a perfectly gooey egg. The chunky pieces of pumpkin give it a bit of veggie meatiness. Backyard Veggie Saksuka - 2 eggs, seasonal vegies, asparagus, marinated feta baked in a case iron hot plate with crispy baguette ($16.50) was also tasty and a good winter warmer. For a good behaviour sugar hit there's Mini cupcakes ($2) to tempt the little ones which I'm sure they'll spot like mine did. There's a fair amount of seating and potential to expand further out the back area. Definitely one of those cafes I wish was closer to home.
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