So you might wonder why would I blog about a franchise that usually offers mediocre steak and often runs out of their slow cooked prime rib steak (which is weird because that’s why most people go there?). Well I’ve been disappointed many times with Hog’s breath cafe at various locations, but the beautiful new franchise positioned right on the Newcastle wharf, was not only the best Hog’s breath cafe I’ve been to, it was actually a really delicious steak.
Hog Tail Fries El Grande served with warm cheddar cheese sauce and spicy Mexicana salsa ($6.50) These were so addictive and it wasn’t because I was really that hungry (did you not see what I ate at the Vintage cafe?) but I couldn’t stop pecking at these fries! I especially loved the cheddar cheese sauce.
Cheesy Garlic & Herb Bread cheesy garlic & herb bread topped with cheddar cheese and grilled to golden brown ($7.95) Not that garlic bread needs cheese (calorie wise) but it tastes so good!
Prime rib steak in four ways:
#1: Calamari Prime Rib Tender Prime Rib topped with salt & pepper crumbed calamari rings and honey sweet chilli sauce (Lite Cut $26.95).
2#: Hickory Smoked Prime Rib a real Tex-Mex flavour. Seared and topped with a hickory smoked BBQ sauce on the char grill ($30.95).
#3: Hickory Smoked Prime Rib a real Tex-Mex flavour. Seared and topped with a hickory smoked BBQ sauce on the char grill (Lite Cut $23.95).
#4: Garlic Prawn Prime Rib flame-grilled Prime Rib and 3 pan-fried tiger prawns finished in a garlic & white wine cream sauce ($34.95).
The staff were attentive and polite, the only downside was that between our plates, drinks and condiments there was little room left for anything else. Hopefully they keep up their quality of food and service and I’d be very happy to come back again soon.
Venue: Hog’s breath cafe
Address: shop A2 1&2 Lee wharf, 7 Honeysuckle drive, Newcastle, NSW 2300
Phone: (02) 4927 8005
Opening hours: 11:30am- late 7 days