Monday, 19 May 2008

Lemon Cafe

Slightly concerning that the name does not appear on the outside of this café, but instead, an oversized novelty yellow replica of the real thing. Even more concerning that there appears to be a weird obsession… an ode to one of the more recognisable members of the citrus family, the lemon. A lemon tree, lemon painted tiled flooring, lemon on the water bottles, lemon walls, a pop art parody of the Communist days replacing red books with you guessed it… gerkins. It’s lemon overload.

Thankfully not everything contains the sour tang that’s so evident in the homemade lemonade. Detoxingly healthy fruit juice available as is, blended or choose from a range of others such as pineapple and mixed berry. Breaky is your morning regulars alongside the more lunchtime friendly options of an Italia (or Euro whatever…) flavour such as Spanish snag risotto topped with a sharp parmesan freshly grated on top, the same garnishing an olive and oil drenched penne, chorizo and sun-dried tomato.

I am surprised that they don’t just slice up the fruit old school compliment styles to a Bombay Gin and serve up after your meal to aid the prevention of scurvy. Not as cheap as the humble Vitamin C provider, but for your coin, this zesty café is certainly no lemon.

2.5 / 5 yums!
Where? 393 Crown St, Surry Hills, NSW
What? Under $15

Left to Right : Mixed berry juice, pineapple and lemon juice, banana and toast, chorizo risotto, sun-dried and olive penne

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