Locals can't seem to get enough of Kafe Neo! It was brimming with customers for the whole time we were dining (and you know how us foodies take our time!). What is even more impressive is that the cafe is located about 20 minutes away from the nearest train station, Kogarah, which means that people are travelling out of their way to visit! Serving all day breakfast, burgers and salads, there are a number of different options available.
Campos coffee is served at Kafe Neo. While it's probably our least favourite coffee bean, the barrista made great work of the beans and it actually turned out quite pleasant. The chai late was super sweet and Christie was super happy!
In North Sydney, before everything was demolished to make way for the new metro line, we had many food court options. The go to place was Altitude Juice Bar in Tower Square - they served soup, salad, rice paper roll place that did great juices. It was here where I first tried an Acai Bowl. It's pronounced 'ah-sigh' for those of you who didn't know. I've been craving for an Acai bowl since it closed down and was so glad Kafe Neo had this as a menu item! The addition of granola, coconut and fresh fruits (kiwi and strawberry) were the perfect way to serve this. It is best eaten as a mixture as unappealing as it might look... this is a fantastic dish for summer but unfortunately winter is coming.
Neo's Beef Burger
The burger was presented nicely with a thick beef pattie, haloumi, tomoato and lettuce ... out of two toasted buns and served with a side of beer battered chips. We were quite impressed actually. The burger itself was nice, a fancier version of a beef burger you would typically see at your local fish and chips shop. This was a complete change to the burgers we have been demolishing lately and while it had nice flavours, the burger was a little dry in whole resulting in some left over bread.
This chicken risotto was worth the wait and was one of the tastiest risotto we have tasted in a long time. It came out piping hot and remained hot (even after a few photos). The strong garlic butter flavour seeped through to be the main taste. That's not to take away from the sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and parmesan cheese which just added to the taste. The proportioning is also quite large and we unfortunately didn't get to finish it. We would definitely recommend this as a sharing plate!
The perfect dish to keep you warm this winter at Kafe Neo.
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