I had my Linnie day which meant a catch up with Miss Asian Fusion with no sight of Mr D for the whole day. We did a little road trip (anything more then 30 minutes equates to a road trip in our books) and headed on down to a little cafe, further down from all the shops stood Sardi Cafe. Sardi Cafe has been opened for 2 years now and it’s quite a local gem.
When you step inside, initially you think it’s a teeny tiny cafe with a small kitchen and the counter at one side.
If you look closer, they’ve opened up the back where there’s heaps more seatings so now you can get the whole gang together and there’s no longer a 20minutes wait because there’s space for everyone!!
On the walls were really cool paintings by a local artist Hayley June Walker from Wet Paint Fine Art and all the paintings are for sale. If you’re interested you could visit her website or just let the staff at Sardi know.
At the front cabinet was filled with delectable cakes and we wanted to fill up on savouries before we hit this cabinet.
We finally settled down and we ordered our drinkies. I got the matcha green tea latte and this came out hot hot hottt! It was smooth and creamy but the matcha was quite bitter which was a shame.
Matcha Green Tea Latte – $4.50
Miss Asian Fusion got the Manco smoothie which had mango, coconut, coyo, LSA, rice malt syrup and passionfruit. This was very refreshing and full of flavour. Really recommend this smoothie if you wanted something on the healthier side.
Manco Smoothie – $9.50
We put our order through but it took quite a while before the food came out, over 30 minutes which was particularly long and we were getting super hangry. Miss Asian Fusion got the wild mushroom ragout with kale, garlic and shaved parmesan on sourdough. When this dish was placed in front of us, the aroma was AMAZEBALL! I was practically drooling. The ragout was very very VERY creamy and bursting with flavour. The mushrooms were so juicy and the poached eggs were egg-cellent and we witnessed beautiful yolk porn. We did not have to touch the salt or pepper on the table.
Wild Mushroom Ragout with Poached Eggs – $18.50
I went for the lychee ‘n’ coconut hotcakes with toasted coconut ad cranberry granola, caramelised lychee syrup and ice cream. This was so beautifully presented and the hotcakes were super duper fluffy and the syrup was oh so sweet just the way I liked it. It was very coconut-y and not as much lychee as I’d hope.
Lychee ‘n’ Coconut Hotcakes – $17.50
We also got sweet potato fries with avocado salsa and lime to share. If you love your sweet potato, you’ll definitely love these fries. They do not feel fatty or oily at all. The avocado salsa was fresh and don’t forget to squeeze the lime. You can also take away the fries and I was informed that they tasted better cold and so I had them cold and BAM, they were DELISH!
Sweet Potato Fries – $7.50
Sardi is a lovely cafe with friendly staff, bigger space for large group catch ups with awesome sauce food. The time that took the food to come out was quite longer which I assume was due to the amount of customers coming in and out. Other then that, will definitely come back. Also, they’ll be opening a cafe in St Kilda in a few weeks and will definitely keep an eye out for that.
Disclaimer: I was invited to dine by Sardi Cafe and all opinions expressed are purely my own.