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by Anna Rose (subscribe)
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Published February 1st 2016
The famous pandan custard toast is worth the trip
Located a short stroll from both Central and Town Hall stations, my friend and I visited this unique café for lunch upon hearing about the famous pandan custard toast which melts in your mouth on the first bite. We found it to be another one of Chat Thai's Thai Town delights as it perfectly appealed to foodies with a sweet and spicy tooth. The café is open from 7am - 4pm. However, there is also a night-time menu with the kitchen active until midnight.

Menu Boon Cafe
Boon Cafe Menu


The shop floor was divided in half: one side was the café and the other side was an Asian grocer. Initially, the peculiar layout made it difficult for us to find a spot in the busy lunch time period. However, as soon as we got settled at the back of the restaurant, we were presented with our menus. Unfortunately, we had just missed the breakfast menu options as the kitchen serves breakfast options from 7am to 11am.

A definite choice was the pandan custard toast, made with sourdough bread.

Pandan Toast
Pandan custard toast


However, to pick a main was very difficult. We finally settled on a 'Padt Cha Bacon Pasta' which was kamut spaghettini with organic pasture-raised bacon. To the delight of my friend and the horror of my taste buds, it was moderately spicy which surpassed my threshold for spice tolerance. Luckily, as soon as I downed our table water, the waitress provided me with another glass. However, based on what I could endure and my friend's comments, this was spectacular, with flavoursome soft bacon slices.

Bacon Pasta
Padt Cha Bacon Pasta


The pandan custard toast came next and it was as good as everyone had described. It was warm and oozy with generous slabs on each sourdough piece. Surprisingly, it also had the ability to soothe the burning sensation in my mouth.

I would like to try their tasty sandwiches on my next visit. My glance beside me to the neighbouring table revealed a very filling, healthy and appetizing sandwich with a peering soft-boiled egg and green salad.

Overall, I was very pleased by the service, affordability and taste of my visit at the Boon Café. I will definitely return, most likely to try their sandwiches and the salivating breakfast menu.

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Why? Authentic delicious Thai cuisine with famous pandan toast
When: Anytime
Where: 425 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: $10-20
Your Comment
I love boon cafe, it is one of my favourite restaurants. I've never had a bad meal there.
by BunnyGalore (score: 1|92) 1285 days ago
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