VALET CAFE | CABRAMATTA, SYDNEY | SUMMER 2018-9 | BY INVITATION (ITSJESSMEDIA)
Beach balls, Aunty’s Eggs, and smokey ice on the table? Sounds like something special is brewing in Cabramatta this Christmas.
Merry Christmas my fellow foodies. I know that by the time you’re reading this most of you would have already gone back to work, but I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your friends and family. I myself, spent the time with my partner this season, just the two of us enjoying a bit of brunch. One of those brunch visits was at Cabramatta’s hottest new cafe, Valet by V Lounge, and the menu is just as exciting as ever.
What to expect from Valet? One look at their instagram and you’ll realise that it’s going to be a whole lotta FUN. Dry ice on desserts, epic pouring shots on pancakes, colourful iced drinks for summer - get your cameras ready so you don’t ever miss that snap!
Cold Brew Coffee
City coffee drinkers BEWARE; this is not your ordinary cuppa joe. Valet’s Cold Brew coffee comes generously sweetened, which to my boyfriend’s distaste, was quite a culture shock to him, and set up the impression for the rest of the meal. For me, however, I enjoy coffee brewed in all sorts of ways, especially with a bit of theatrics.
Dry ice effects is a huge hit at V Lounge, so it is no wonder Valet does the same this time around.
Butterfly Pea Flower and Orange Fruit Tea
Another beautiful spectacle, a sight for sore eyes; the Butterfly Pea Flower trick is already a winner, but then you add dry ice and it suddenly the crowd goes insane.
The best thing I love about this drink is that it’s not as sweet as I expected. I am finding, these days, more and more cafes are moving away from the overly sweet drinks. Perhaps we are heading towards a more health conscious cafe culture. Whatever the reason, it works for me.
Simply put, deep fried mochi balls with Butterfly Pea Flower dipping sauce.
I am not ashamed to admit that I borrowed my in-law’s Outlander and travelled across town on Christmas Day just to enjoy some time at the beach. I love the presentation of this dish, it is literally the embodiment of a summer beach on a plate. I appreciate the little touches, the golden dust on the water, the vanilla biscuit crumb, and the little pieces of Guylian shells amongst it all; it is certainly something one-of-a-kind.
I recommend ordering this to share after your meal.
Another delicious dessert with the amazing theatrics. Tiramisu is one of those desserts you can’t go wrong with: cream, chocolate, coffee, and ferrero roche on top is always a winner. A very tasty dessert, comes highly recommended.
Matcha Hotcakes, Aunty’s Baked Eggs, and Golden Moon
The lighting in the restaurant was a bit underwhelming today so I didn’t manage to get good pictures of the other dishes, but I can report that they were all delicious.
The Matcha Pancakes were fluffy, prominent in matcha flavour, and the sauce was lovely and velvety.
The Golden Moon is your ordinary eggs inside a toasty croissant dish, with delicious crispy fried shallots. Nothing overly special, but tasty nonetheless.
My partner’s choice, Aunty’s Baked Eggs, was the favourite of the day. We were both extremely impressed with the sweet sausage, couldn’t get enough of it. He said it made the long drive (and difficult parking) worthwhile!