Tucked away in a side street it’s easy to miss. We were a group of 12 who went for brunch. A selection of breakfasts listed on a blackboard all had a Turkish influence. The small cafe managed to cater for our big group ok with meals arriving over a 10 minute period. Coffees are very good, and we all felt we could recommend the food and service.
So we went back for lunch. It surpassed expectations - the best meal I have had in years. Chili garlic prawn pasta was sublime and J's corn fritters tasted amazing - a deceptively simple dish that was made seriously special by fresh herbs and a secret dressing. Rosé from Margaret River was deservedly popular and very moreish. Dessert was a pear and rosella cake, again perfect, with a piccolo and DS FW that were as good as yesterday's coffees. Every table was repeat business, and you can see why. It's not the kind of place you go to once.
Reminded me of Europe, can't put my finger on why. It's a small space but with great atmosphere and character. Run by a Turkish (I think) lady who adds her own special charm to the place. Piccolos were really good, served in beautiful cups. The food looks amazing - unfortunately we had already eaten but the smells and the dishes coming out were very enticing and all the diners looked very happy. We are already planning a return for lunch.
Consistently the best food in Yamba. Using fresh local produce with a Turkish bent. Locals flock here and have been doing so for the last 15 years. Long Black is always small and perfect everytime. Allpress beans are by no means my favourite, however the machine is always insynch with the barista.
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