Friday, June 20, 2008

Cafe Sopra

Last weekend we had a sleep in on Saturday and by the time we knew it it was 10:30am, so we decided to head over to dank street for a brunch. I had never been to fratelli fresh before but had heard lots and lots about it, so we went there for a look. It was a lot smaller than i thought it was going to be. Heaps of fresh veggies and fruit though which all looked awesome. It wasn't too expensive either. We bought a bag of mandarins for like 2 bucks which all tasted super sweet and juicy. I knew Cafe Sopra was above it somewhere, but it took us a while to figure out how to get up there...

I love the warehouse type setting of this cafe and that the menu is huge, although that caused a problem in deciding what to eat.. We got a table near the entrance, but then we saw a table free right next to the blackboard and a window so we asked to move there. It was the best spot! They had some really nice sangiovese wine for $3.50 a glass which we had too. I didn't want to have too much, cause wine in the day makes me sleepy..

Osso Bucco - $18

After changing my mind several times, I decided on the Osso Bucco. I think I made the right decision. This was so tasty and comforting, especially as it was windy and freezing outside. The meat was so tender as well. I should have ordered some more bread to mop up all the delicious sauce though.

Risotto Milanese - $20

Frankie went with the risotto. I wasn't sure what Milanese was, but after looking it up I discovered it's risotto with white wine, Parmesan and saffron (hence the bright colour). This tasted really good too. There were some soft chunks in there that we couldn't quite figure out what it was, either onion or marrow.

Cheesecake with Stewed Plums - $12

We decided to get a dessert to share as well. The cheesecake was divine. There was no biscuit base to it though, which i love a bit of, so it would have been nice if it had that. The stewed plums were really spicy too, could taste lots of cardamon in there.

We looked up at about 12pm and noticed the crowd of people waiting to get a table.

Luckily we got there early and didn't have to wait at all, otherwise we would have gone somewhere else! The queue didn't seem to move too quickly either, so I suggest to get there early on the weekend if you want a good table!


Cafe Sopra
7 Danks Street
Ph: 9699 3174

Open Lunch Tues - Fri 10am - 3pm
Sat 8am - 3pm


angel said...

ive been to cafe sopra too and i love it!
if u love really sweet desserts, u should try the banofee pie next time. its a total divine! :)

susan said...

Hi Angel
I have never had banofee pie before, but will definitely take you up on your suggestion next time I go there!

Lorraine E said...

Your pasta and risotto looks great. They didn't have either when I got there (it was late in the day). Your pics are lovely and clear :)

susan said...

Hi Lorraine
They were so good, especially on a cold rainy day. Very comforting! You will have to get there earlier next time so you can try it!