This hidden gem in Redfern is well worth a visit, but be warned if you are going on a weekend you may need to wait a while for a table because of it's popularity. Seating is inside and outside and when I visited it was a pleasant way to spend an hour. I think it's a good sign when a cafe has people lining up to get inside!
Photo Supplied: Cafe Oratnek via @ladder.im
The breakfast menu has a range of delicious items such as:
banana loaf, kuromitsu butter 5.50
organic unbleached sourdough, rye, gluten free, pea butter, spread 6 poached eggs, organic unbleached sourdough, house made chutney (v) 11
thick bacon & egg roll, spicy green tomato chutney, leaves, mustard mayo 12
matcha french toast, banana, coconut, strawberries, matcha mousse 15
And some of the lunch dishes on offer:
beetroot, pomegranate, quinoa, basil, mint, wonton croutons, ponzu (v,df)
calamari, spicy cabbage slaw, mint, parsley, coriander, basil, cucumber (gf)
chicken, burdock, cucumber, carrot, mizuna, roasted sesame dressing (df) Sandwich 12
200g pork fillet katsu, cabbage, Japanese bbq sauce, mustard (df) vegetable tempura, mild spiced miso-mayo (v) chicken teriyaki, leaves, japanese root vegetables, chilli mayo (df) seasonal summer selection omurice, peas, bacon, cheese tomato fried rice, wrapped egg omelette 18
miso bbq boneless beef short rib, san choy bow, coriander dip (df) 21
green tea cold soba noodle, beetroot gazpacho, summer vegetable (v) 16
salt & pepper soft shell crab burger, leaves, wasabi tartare, aonori chips 19
I opted for the salt and pepper soft shell crab burger and clearly my eyes are bigger than my stomach because I couldn't finish it, not because it didn't taste great, it's a big serve and the chips were fantastic.
The cafe is soon to expand to offer dinner so I'll be posting about that soon.