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

Breakfast at Bicicletta

My friend and I were over due for a catch up and what better time to do so than over brunch. I hadn’t been to Bicicletta for over a year and I have never sampled their brunch/breakfast menu, so off we went on a beautiful Saturday morning.

The waiter seem to be confused when we arrived, he kept asking what room number we were in and we had to keep reiterating that we weren’t staying at the hotel and that we had booked a table for two. He eventually sat us at a table but he still looked slightly confused.

Omelette with spinach, asiago cheese and mushrooms ($14.00). I didn’t get to try it but my friend said she really enjoyed it.

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Corn fritters bacon, sautéed spinach and provolone cheese tomato salsa ($14.00). This seemed like the most sensible choice as it varied from the usual bacon and eggs, pancakes and big breakfast, yet had all the elements to make it great, cheese, bacon and corn. Despite this, the dish fell completely flat for me. The corn fritters itself were a dull dry mess that had a kernel of corn in every other bite to remind me that I actually even ordered corn fritters. The provolone cheese seemed a little odd to me, reminding me off the individually sliced and wrapped ‘plastic’ cheese and they seemed to have replaced my sauteed spinach for a mesculin salad.

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Their breakfast is not worth waking up early for, come a little later for lunch and dinner perhaps…

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A little slice of …

——-18/01/2013——-

I wouldn’t usually post something that was so horrible, but I had to say something since I paid $9.50 (!?) for this slice of white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake from My Cafe in Manuka. The base tasted stale, the texture of cheesecake was very ‘stiff’ and gelatinous and I couldn’t taste white chocolate at all. I was so shocked when I found out how much it was that I had mention something to the staff but the girl at the counter didn’t really seem to care.

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