I am a hungry artist living and working in Sydney. I am completing a philosophy degree and enjoy life.
Published November 17th 2016
Hang out in the hanging garden cafe
Dovetail Café is a green delight in the heart of busy World Square Shopping Centre. Located on the busy lower ground floor, this café is a slice of green heaven in the concrete jungle. The most striking thing that you will notice when you walk into the café is the green-wall on the side of the bar and above your head. The ceiling features an impressive hanging garden of white flowers. They are strangely hanging above you on a green ceiling. It leaves you feeling relaxed, like entering a garden.
The atmosphere is relaxed, casual dinning. It seems to be a place for shoppers to catch up with friends after a busy day, as well as for those hard working Sydney folk to take time out and have a decent meal. Orange water is provided at a water station and you can dine in or take away, however most only take away coffee. Their coffee is good, but not great. It is nicer than some cafes in the complex and is served promptly.
Now let's get to the food. The Mushroom Risotto is to die for. It is delightfully creamy and satisfying. It features sautéed garlic, onion, and mushroom with rich white wine cram sauce and truffle oil. Delightful. You can't go past their Vegetarian Linguine with asparagus, cherry tomato, spinach, and olive. It is topped with just enough Parmesan cheese.
Their All Day Breakfast menu is wonderful for those of us who like to sleep in. Try the French Toast if you are in the mood for some indulgence. It comes served with honey yogurt, fresh banana and maple syrup. It is cooked just right. Not too greasy and just enough crispness and a lovely portion of banana balances the heaviness of the meal.
Dovetail has many special offers: After 5:30pm you can have selected house wine or beer or a slice of cake for only $5 with any main meal. They have a Tea Special (3pm to 5:30pm) where you can pick up a slice of cake and a regular coffee for only $9.95. Ask your wait staff for the daily specials.
Dovetail is a lovely cafe that will make you glad you stopped in for some refreshment and relaxation in the city.