It was Sunday and it was raining like crazy !! We just can't be bothered to go to far to grab a quick lunch before our Japanese Tea Ceremony in North Ryde ( next post ).
Then I remembered that there is a new cafe that has just recently opened that is just a stroll down the road.
Savichees is located in the ground floor of an apartment block in the Jackson's Landing residential area, facing the water by the Pirrama Park ( used to be the Water Police Site).
As soon as the rain subsided, we made a quick dash to the cafe and luckily it only started to rain again as we sat inside, warm and dry.
They serve Campos coffee here and it was nicely done too. The flavour was very smooth and rounded, perfect.
I think I've found another place to grab my caffeine fix on the way to work in the morning :)
|Barramundi Fillet, Baby Fennel, Tomato, Spring Onions, Sauce Vierge|
Though their all day breakfast menu sounded delicious, we were quite hungry so we need something more substantial, so we ordered from the lunch specials.
My cousin's order of barramundi fillet was delicious. The fish was nicely pan seared and the fish was not overcooked, it was silky and sweet.
The sauce vierge a.k.a. virgin sauce, is actually a French sauce made from olive oil, lemon juice, chopped tomato & chopped basil (though I don't see basil here). The ingredients were then allowed to infuse into the oil before being traditionally served with shellfish or white fleshed fish with delicate flavours, like the barramundi in this occasion.
Quite interesting to see a French sauce used in a tapas place isn't it ?
|Fresh Linguini , Smoked Chicken, Chorizo, Mushroom & Baby Spinach|
The fresh pasta was nicely done, there was a right balance of flavours and no extra salt and pepper was required.
There was something tangy in the sauce, lemon juice perhaps ? Though it may looked as if there isn't enough of the other stuffs to go with the pasta, there was just the right ratio of the pasta to the proteins.
The portion was quite big for me, I was only up to half the plate and I started to feel full. Didn't stopped me from polishing off the plate thought :)
Since I moved into this area 10 years ago, I think I've seen 3 other cafes that has come and gone.
Hope Savichees is here to stay as they serve great coffee & lunch though I'm yet to try their dinner tapas :)
Savichees is open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week.
Tapas dinner is on Wed - Sun from 6 - 10pm.