Cucina Espresso located in the heart of the inner west is a family owned and operated café. Surrounded by nice houses and homey streetscapes and matched with perfect weather, good food and coffee and even an encounter with Reynold from Masterchef. I don’t think Fridays get any better.
Poached Duck Eggs with Truffle & Hollandaise
This was my favourite dish! Duck eggs poached with cavolo nero and hollandaise, then garnished with shavings of fresh Tamar valley northern Tasmania black perijord winter truffle served on toasted pane di casa. Everything made sense and in a stunning fashion I might add. Finally, a place that serves good bread after months of scrawling around countless Sydney cafes; you know sourdough is good when you’re forced to give up your trusty fork and knife for your hands to take over. That truffle shaving pulled everything together nicely.
Ricotta Pancakes $15
House made vanilla bean pancake mix served with ricotta and 100% maple syrup, garnished with fresh strawberries and fresh mint. Hands down the best pancakes I’ve had so far and I’ve had my fair share of quite a few of pancakes in Sydney. That ricotta; I had ricotta droppings all over my shirt as a testament to how nice I found them. Maple syrup was a bonus. *Fingers licked*
Uovo Wagyu ella Bolognese e Piselli (House Special) – Eggs poached in a wagyu Bolognese sauce with peas, shaved parmesan cheese and served with pane di casa $19
Reminiscent of a pasta/pizza that Nonna would make on afternoons, only thing is, it’s presented in a deconstructed manner making it more intriguing and enjoyable to eat. This is the perfect winter warmer. Again with the bread – amazing!
Slow cooked beef with mash potatoes and pork crackling
We only had a small portion of this as the chef and owner had brought out a plethora of dishes. Nevertheless, this was amazing. Tender beef with a refreshing and cool potato mash topped with a crackling. Unique and absolutely scrumptious.
I think it’s safe to say that I will definitely be coming back to the café. With such friendly customer service from the chef, and owner, right down to the wait staff. Good food and a menu that’s dynamic and constantly changing in correlation to the feedback of their customers. Thanks for a killer Friday.
89 Majors Bay Road,
Concord, NSW, 2137
Contributed by David, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys