06 December 2018

Deja Brew Cafe, Bondi Junction (5 Dec 2018)

50 Waverley St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Japanese influenced menu

New kids on the block taking over the old Roomie Cafe site. It may be located on a very busy traffic corner with limited parking in the area but the bubbly friendly service and great coffee using Five Senses will hopefully keep the locals happy. The Japanese inspired menu looks interesting offering something different for the neighbourhood. Cappuccino ($3.80) using Five Senses is very enjoyable and made well. Free range scrambled eggs and toast ($11) uses a yummy sourdough from Butler & Bentley. The portion of toast overshadows the egg but OK once spread out. A bit of shichimi togarashi on the egg wouldn't go astray and would fit in nicely with their Japanese themed menu. Seating, table setting and garden landscape is pleasant although can unfortunately become exposed to the wind and wet weather. It's a challenging spot but they seem to be making the best of it and I hope they do well.

Deja Brew Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

05 December 2018

Tontaro Ramen Honten, Sydney (30 Nov 2018)

Shop 10-11, 339 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Ramen rising in CBD Sydney

My first impressions here are good. Friendly welcoming service, clean and functional seating, and a tempting menu where I want to order all the side dishes. Tonkotsu Ramen ($15) has just enough richness in flavour for me without being too crazy collagen lip smacking. Good al dente noodles and excellent soft egg. Slices of pork pretty good too. Red ginger goes well from the self serve container. There's a chilli oil you can add which works well for extra hit of spice. Would have loved some Shichimi Togarashi as well but there didn't seem to be any available unless it was in one of the containers at the self service condiments. I think next time the sides of pork gyoza and chicken katsu are calling my name.

Tontaro Ramen Honten Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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