Entertainment Card 09/10: 25% off
It was my turn to choose a spot for lunch and looking through the Ent Book, Coode Street Cafe seemed to ring a bell along the line of it being a good spot and having great coffees, so I suggested we try this place. Coode Street Cafe is nestled in the residential part of Mt Lawley and is a small cafe which I estimate can sit about 40 – 50 people. It is open for lunch and breakfast 7 days and has a comfortable dining area inside decorated with fancy patterned red wallpaper and a fantastic alfresco area.
For lunch, they serve light meals such as sandwiches, pies, soups and salads. The menu is displayed on the blackboard behind the counter or you can choose the food you fancy from the cabinet display at the front. There were lots and lots of varieties! However, it wasn’t really what I was expecting (was craving some nice hot food such as pasta) so I was slightly disappointed. I noticed though that they had a big selection of cakes and cookies so that brought a bit of comfort.
We ended up ordering a Vegetable Pie and Sweet Potato Cottage Pie for mains and an Orange Juice and Latte for drinks.
Both of the meals came with a generous side of salad which is a plus. I had the Sweet Potato Cottage Pie as I thought the sweet potato was quite unique and different to what I would normally get. The meal looked good but tasted average and a bit dry so I didn’t really enjoy it. I had the Latte and thought it was average. We quickly finished the food and ordered some desserts to try to make up for the lunch. We ended up having the Baked Cheesecake and the Pecan Pie.
Verdict: the dessert more than made up for the lunch – they were delicious. I especially liked the Pecan Pie, was full of nuts and dates but not too sweet, it went really well with the cream on the side. Also the Baked Cheesecake was light and fluffy, just right and not too much for the palate. Perfect.
Overall, it was an ok lunch. I think half the reason why I didn’t enjoy the pie was more because of my expectation rather than the food itself. The service was quick and staff were friendly. I will probably not go back for their lunch but will try their breakfast – I read great reviews about their breakfast menu! Until then…
Rating by: N.L.
Coode Street Cafe
Telephone: 9371 9900
Address: 24 Coode Street, Mt Lawley