Cafe Dalmatino

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Posted 2015-02-03 by Seafarrwide follow

Cafe Dalmatino opened in May 2014. An intimate sized cafe on the Northern Beaches, 150 metres from Narrabeen Beach and owned by serbian Rade Kleut. Rade, his wife, and sister run this delightful cafe offering modern cuisine with a mediterranean influence.

It's a cafe that is known only to the locals for now, but it is quickly gaining a loyal following. With a cosy inviting atmosphere, it is almost like you are sitting in a country manor kitchen, while the Host cooks up something delicious with love.

It's the perfect cafe to stop by for your morning coffee and breakfast. . There's a varied selection of dishes to choose from depending on your dietary requirements or cravings.

After breakfast, why not go for a swim at nearby Narrabeen beach. It is only a short walk to the end of the street away. It is also close to Narrabeen main shops and is becoming quite popular with young mother's groups. An ideal location for local mothers or couples who want a quick lunch with friends before doing the afternoon shopping.

I could also imagine the locals having a dinner party in the alcove at the french antique table that seats 16 guests. Who needs a mess at home when you can have it here. The long table also made me think of Europe, where the families are extensive and everyone eats together - from grand parents to grand children. You can even book out the whole cafe for a party with its total seating capacity being 80 guests. It could be ideal for a christening lunch, small wedding or birthday party.

The rest of the menu is simple and derived from Mediterranean influences. Like most Europeans, Serbians love their food and although meat takes the majority of the Serbian table, there is still room for a passion about fish and seafood. You can order the favourites like Salt & Pepper Squid $16, Penne Pasta with Prawns in Napoletana Sauce $21, Seared Scallops with Rockmelon Wedges $20 or one of their daily specials like Pork Belly with Apple Relish.

They are also fully licensed with a good wine list , including a range of organic wines. BYO is also allowed (wine only).

As a lover of travelling whenever I go to Europe, I seek out the traditional cooking of the country and much prefer the small village home style restaurants to the more upmarket touristy ones. You just can't beat authentic cooking with organic home grown ingredients that sing flavour. So after discussing Europe and my love of travelling with the owner, I asked if I could try something Serbian. He brought me the much loved favourite of Cevapcici (Serbian Sausage) with cabbage dressed in pure virgin olive oil, flat bread and Ajvar (roasted peppers).

The flavours were delicious. I could tell they used a quality butcher to blend just the right amount of ingredients to make such tasty sausages. After my lunch I was convinced that the owners were very passionate about their cafe and I decided I would venture back soon and try some more dishes.

Why not check this great local cafe in Narrabeen and like their Facebook page to stay up to date with what's happening with their menu.

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