Disappointing brunch at Sakeena’s cafe

I took Timmy C out to Cooleman court last weekend hoping to catch Kusina’s popular breakfast menu that everyone keeps talking about but instead we were punished for sleeping in and they had already switched over to their lunch menu. My eyes darted around for plan B. It was probably too early for gelato.

Sakeena’s cakes were pretty good and all I wanted was something simple so it was naturally our second choice as they were still serving breakfast. I was surprised to see their prices were rather cheap, although it is probably to accommodate for the older demographic and families in the area.

After we ordered and sat down,I was pleasantly surprised to find our order came within 10 minutes. Until I took a bite…

The ricotta pancakes with blueberries seemed dry, droopy yet under cooked all at the same time. I was trying to compensate the bland taste with the little maple syrup that they gave me (which I had to ask for another portion of). The eggs benedict with ham was swimming in, what I assumed was hollandaise from a jar. Once you scraped away all the excess sauce, it wasn’t too bad until when I took my last bite and I realised I was munching on gritty egg shells. I should have stopped two bites earlier. 

A completely disappointing breakfast with unenthusiastic workers and gross breakfast, their only saving grace was their price and speed if you don’t mind sub par food. Luckily their coconut syrup cake is tasty.

p.s. Their coffee was also terrible, I don’t drink coffee but when I had a sip it tasted like an ash tray.

I wouldn’t come here again for brunch (or any other meal?). If you can’t get into Kusina’s, I would suggest Cafe au lait upstairs, even though I haven’t eaten there, the food smells nicer, it’s less noisy up there and has the same cheap prices.

Venue: Sakeena’s cafe

Address: Cooleman Court, Weston Creek, ACT

Phone: (02) 6287 1229

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