Located along Prospect Road in Prospect, Café Komodo is a good place to enjoy a wide range of café-style food. The café acquired a new owner, David Miller in 2009, who made improvements to it by installing a roof over the outdoor courtyard area and upgrading the kitchen to be more suited for commercial purposes. While the entrance to the café from the main street is not obvious, it is still popular with the locals with a crowd of a good size when we visited.
The scrambled eggs in The Big Komodo Plate was notable for including dill to give it a slightly different flavour from the scrambled eggs that are a typical part of Aussie Big Breakfast dishes. We also liked that the Italian sausage had a good amount of smoky flavour and there was baby spinach to add some freshness. Included in the dish were tomato, onion and sultana relish, which can be eaten together with the main ingredients to add a touch of sweetness.
Big Komodo Plate (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The piece of pan-fried chicken in their Chicken Burger had a flour coating to provide a bit of crispness and the chicken was cooked just right. A vegan poppy seed coleslaw provided a delightful fresh element to the dish and the pesto mayonnaise helped to tie everything together. We were able to have the dish accompanied with a serving of sweet potato fries which had the slightly sweet flavour we expected.
Café Komodo (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Equally enjoyable as a breakfast or a dessert dish, their Waffles consisted of two waffles served with a mixed berry and pear compote and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The waffles were crisp with fluffy interiors and the pears in the compote had a nice firmness to them and were not too sweet. Completing the dish was a drizzling of chocolate ganache and almond flakes to add a bit of crunch.
Waffles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The records displayed on the walls gave the café a retro feel. Diners have the choice of seating indoors or at the outdoor seating area. Off street parking is available at the back of the café.