New to the scene and one that’s got all the locals raving about it is Danno’s Cafe at Dee Why. Opened since mid November 2014, Danno’s cafe has been a very successful cafe. Not only do they serve all day breakfast, brunch, high tea and coffees, but it’s currently known for their unique burgers and signature milkshakes.
The name Danno’s is named after the owner Daniel, who was delightfully attentive and friendly. Working away in the kitchen is the talented and creative chef Josh, who’s love of burgers has him churning out new and interesting menu options every fortnight. Witty burger names like “The Chief Wiggum” and “Fat Tony’s” are names that can be remembered and gave us a laugh when we heard it. Chef Josh also creates all his own sauces and chocolate dips.
We had the option to either dine outside or inside. I would suggest dining outside, only because there’s more space, fresh air and natural lighting which is a bonus for foodies who love to take pictures.
The Primo Exhibition
Wagyu beef patty, onion rings, crispy bacon strips, melted cheese, lettuce, smoky sauce on a brioche bun. Presentation was on point. I mean just look at it! The brioche bun was warm and soft. The wagyu beef patty was cooked perfectly and the cheese just melted evenly and beautifully throughout the patty.
It was one of those melt in your mouth moments. Very impressed by the quality and effort put into these burgers. Kudos to Chef Josh!
Wagyu beef pattie, rocket salad, cheese, creamy sauce with onions on brioche bun. If we had to choose between this or The Primo Exhibition, we would choose Fat Tony.
This burger had a distinctive flavour to it with the creamy onion sauce mixing well with the rocket salad. Again, the wagyu beef was cooked perfectly matched with a super soft bun.
Jalapeno Poppers ($5.95)
The jalapenos poppers had a crispy outer layer and were matched with a smokey BBQ /chipotle sauce.
Onion Rings ($5.95)
The onion rings were light with a delicate crispy crunch and soft sweet onion inside.
The Elvis Milkshake ($7.00)
The Elvis was a mixture of peanut butter and banana. It was a nice shake if you are planning on having it by itself, but we didn’t think it went well with the burger. Slightly thicker than a Nutella milkshake, but has a nice banana aroma and peanut butter lovers will definitely enjoy this one!
Only a 35 minute drive from the Sydney CBD to Dee Why, though it might be considered a bit far for some, we will definitely come back for the burgers and shakes. Earlier this year in 2015, Danno’s Cafe also had a pop up store in Sydney CBD, gaining popularity amongst curious customers. Parking was an ease as there were two large, open spaced car parks nearby and happened to be free as well.
23 Howard Avenue,
Dee Why , Sydney
Contributed by Joshua, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry guys