A cosy double-shop front houses Daniel Son, operated by mother and son team Trish and Todd Pryse. The café, having opened in early 2013, has had a couple of years to settle in.
The menu is something out of the ordinary. At first glance it looks like any café menu until you get to the sandwiches, which take Karate Kid as their theme (Daniel Son. Get it?). Look at the components and you'll see some just plain impressive combinations. The Crane Kick is chicken with sriracha mayo, pickled cucumber and capsicum. The Miyagi Melt has wasabi in it. These things are not to be sneered at.
Pulled pork fritters: a (happy) marriage between pulled pork and pork floss.
I went for the Inglorious Bastard: pulled pork fritters with slaw and barbecue sauce. It was the kind of sandwich my taste buds have been fantasising about ever since. Right now, writing this, those little guys in my mouth are sitting up and paying attention, just because I'm thinking about it. Reminiscent of pork floss with just the right balance of sweet and spicy in the sauce, it was that good.
The coffee was excellent, with a bright finish that I really needed on a Sunday afternoon.
The cakes of Daniel Son also rate a mention. The counter is littered with the display of interesting little delicacies. I would warn the early-morning coffee commuter about these, but they've no doubt already succumbed. There are worse things to eat on the way to work.
Great article, interestingly my son and I looked at this premises a couple of years ago, I was thinking for a florist/cafe/restaurant. Have been watching the shop with interest. I am the member of a couple of brunch groups but we tend to
get about 20 people for brunch, but for a smaller group would be ideal. I am definitely going to try now I've read your article. Julia Charleston :)