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A Bite to Eat Cafe

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
Food and words.
Published November 9th 2011
A Bite to Eat is a cosy cafe and bar in Chifley, with a funky retro feel and some really yummy food. They're open for breakfast and lunch 6 days a week, and also make a cool late night spot on Wednesday-Friday and Sunday night. If you're after tasty wholesome food, with a bit of a twist, then make sure that A Bite to Eat is on the cards.

When you need to start the day with something inspiring, then look no further than A Bite to Eat's breakfast menu. Not one item on the menu is plain and standard, even the toast has choices of sourdough, fruit sourdough, mixed grain gluten free, banana and fruit, or chocolate brioche. The sweet tooth or the health nut can both find something tasty on the menu.

Some highlights include 'Sparky', wild caught smoked eel on buttered sourdough with avocado and a poached egg, or their equivalent of a big breakfast, the 'Chuck Norris' with eggs, weisswurst, beans, bacon, mushroom, wilted spinach, crisp lentil rice cake with a chunky herb and tomato salsa and toasted sourdough. You can always add extras to any meal to tailor-make your breakfast.

As it gets later in the day, you'll be able to enjoy all day breakfast on the weekend, or something from their lunch menu. Pick an interesting sandwich, or go for a meal like the 'Louie', grilled haloumi with green bean, cucumber, tomato, radish, and sumac salad with a yoghurt dressing, or the 'Persephone', roads sweet potato, broccoli, spanish onion, feta, toasted hazelnut, and pomegranate dressing. On a nice day it is worth enjoying lunch outside in beer garden type seating.

Head along on a different night of the week and you'll also be able to enjoy different meals. While on Thursday and Friday you can order a la carte, on Wednesday you'll get to enjoy pizza night, and on Sunday there is tapas and live music. Why not try every night, making sure you get to try everything that A Bite to Eat has to offer. At any time of day there are also some nice drinks on offer. From coffee to juices and milkshakes, to beers, ciders and spirits.

A Bit to Eat feels like you've just stepped into your nanna's basement in the 70s. It is retro, but very cool, and all the different trinkets just give it a fun environment. It is easy to settle down and get comfy in one of the couches or armchairs, and just enjoy yourself. Thankfully the staff are all also lovely, which always makes the trip nicer. Head along next time you want to enjoy food with a difference in a seriously cool place.

There are no split bills, so make sure you bring along some cash, or work out who is paying before you leave.
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Why? Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all a bit different
When: Mon 8am-5pm, Wed-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-8pm
Where: Shop 8 Eggleston, Crescent Chifley
Cost: $10-$25 Average for Meals
Your Comment
That's a pity to hear. We had a great time when we were there, and had great service. Would love to hear why it was so bad?

It was pretty quiet when we were there... maybe that's why we had a different experience.
by Natasha Stewart (score: 4|10387) 2248 days ago
A bite to eat = terrible service terrible attitude terrible expeience
by Emmsy (score: 0|2) 2251 days ago
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