Friday, 16 May 2014

Eats: The Bean, Rozelle

The Bean is located on the busy street of Darling Street. The cafe was busy when we arrived but our arrival was quickly noted by one of the staff members and we got a table immediately.

Inside the cafe

First thing first, drinks.

I had a chai latte while my 2 partners in crime (PIC) had mocha and soy mocha respectively. 

Chai latte (foreground), mocha (background) and soy mocha (not in photo) -  $ 3.70 each

The chai was too sweet for my liking but the taste was great with the right blend of chai and milk. Both my PIC enjoyed their mocha. The coffee was strong but you can still taste the chocolate when you drink it. It was too good that they regretted not ordering a large size mocha which is an additional of  $ 0.50.

Next comes the food.

Zucchini & Haloumi Fritters - sour cream, lemon, cured tomato, baby basil, red shizo - $ 16.80

The zucchini & haloumi fritters was a special dish in my opinion. The dish looked small but it was actually quite filling and I could taste a bit of the spiciness when eating it and when you mix the spiciness with the lemon gel and sour cream, it blends well with the spiciness, soothing my taste bud. 

Bombay eggs - $ 14.80

PIC #1 ordered this. The egg was moist and the flavouring was good. I could taste and see a mixture of other ingredients in the egg such as diced tomatoes, onions and capsicum maybe. However, the side of the sourdough was a bit too hard for my liking. I might get the wrong part of the sourdough though. PIC #1 and #2 said the middle of the sourdough was soft and they both liked it.

Huevos Rancheros - house made beans, chorizo, fetta, chilli, egg, tortilla and avocado - $ 16.80

PIC #2 ordered this. I am not a big fan of  beans but this dish is just amazing. The combination of different ingredients used in this dish made the dish burst with great flavours. Egg yolks which were not seen in picture above was runny and oozy. There was also cheese in the middle of the tortilla.

Overall, the food was great and the atmosphere was great as well. 

Atmosphere at The Bean

Some olden day radios above a shelf full of books which you can read while you enjoy the coffee there

A wall full of old posters

Specials of the day menu on the board

Dessert of the day menu on the board

Cafe summary:
  • Drinks - 4/5
  • Serving time - 15 to 20 minutes
  • Food - 4/5
  • Food serving - just nice for 1
  • Atmosphere - 4.5/ 5
  • Service - 4.5/ 5
  • Order large coffee if you are a coffee lover
  • 4P street parking was available but slightly limited. Be prepared to pay $3.50 per hour for the first 2 hours and $ 1.80 per hour for the subsequent 2 hours for parking.

612, Darling Street,

NB: At time of writing, menu in website slightly differs from the actual menu, specials menu on the board as well.

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