Thursday, 9 July 2015

Zouz Cafe















Burwood Village has evolved substantially since it was my local shops. Well, I was only a baby then... Fast forward nearly thirty years and Burwood Village is now a collection of eateries, gorgeous boutiques and gift shops filled with luxurious wares. Digging out my Entertainment book again, I spied a voucher for Zouz Cafe. The interior of the cafe is really quite big with very comfy chairs. Out the front, there is even more seating in an enclosed outdoor area which would be lovely when the weather warms up. Zouz Cafe is a great place to take your family and seems to be very popular with grandparents. I must take mine here to see how Burwood Village has changed... Zouz Cafe also caters for functions for up to 130 people with 1, 2 and 3 course menus available as well as finger food and cocktail packages.



WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
·        Banana Bread – lightly toasted and topped with mascarpone cheese, coulis, berries and pistachio nuts ($12.00)
·        Vietnamese Prawn and Calamari Salad – grilled chilli and lime prawns and calamari served on a Vietnamese mint and noodle salad with Asian inspired mayonnaise ($19.50)
·        Mushroom Stack – toasted seven grain bread topped with avocado smash, olive tapenade, feta, sautéed oregano mushrooms and topped with grilled bacon ($14.50)
·        Steak Sandwich – char-grilled steak served on a toasted focaccia with mustard aioli, rocket, tomato and grilled onion sided with homemade chips and watercress balsamic salad ($17.00)
·        Spaghetti Napoli ($9.50) *kid’s menu


WHAT WE ATE...
I picked the ‘Zouz Eggs – toasted focaccia topped with bacon, poached eggs, crushed avocado and hollandaise sauce ($15.50)’. The combination of bacon, avocado and eggs smothered in lashings of scrumptious hollandaise sauce was wonderful. They definitely were not stingy on the avocado and the hollandaise sauce was tangy and very rich and buttery.

Zouz Eggs

My dining companion chose the ‘Corned Beef on Rye – Honey mustard corned beef served on fresh rye bread with beetroot spread and rocket sided by gherkins and a fennel caper salad ($13.90)’. This was also an excellent dish and extremely good value for money! The rye bread was superb and the beetroot spread was a fabulous addition. The fennel caper salad was also great. I am going to have to try this next time...

Corned Beef on Rye

WHAT WE DRANK...
Many patrons were enjoying a glass of wine with their lunch. Perhaps they were sipping a glass of ‘Stumpy Gully Estate Pinot Noir ($7.50)’ or a ‘Monichino Pinot Grigio ($7.50)’. My
Latte ($3.60) was pretty good but was just a touch cold.

Latte

SERVICE...
Our waitress was very nice and we had no problem with the service.



Address: 1420 Toorak Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, VIC

Phone: 03 9889 0998



Trading Hours:
Mon – Tues: 7.00am – 5.00pm
Wed – Thurs: 7.00am – 9.30pm
Fri – Sat: 7.00am - 10.30pm
Sun: 8.00am – 5.00pm

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P.S. Other eateries nearby are Bella Sistas Espresso and the Hidden Cafe...



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