Born in Madeira, raised in Sydney, living in Melbourne and dreaming of Bali...
Published July 21st 2011
Foodies Deli Cafe is exactly what the sleepy St George area has been waiting for: a decent place for a good cup of Saturday morning coffee or brunch.
Foodies not only looks like it belongs in a trendy inner-city location with it's funky bare brick walls and concrete floor, but also features great food and a friendly attitude, putting many of it's Eastern Suburbs rivals to shame.
A fairly small space, I recommend you check it out before word spreads and the locals make it impossible to get a table. Or pop in on a rainy week-day, as I did, for a more chilled out vibe, but watch out for the prams peeking out from every corner.
I ordered the chicken risotto, and found myself scraping every last creamy grain from my bowl, and it was not a small serve by any standards. My latte went down so smoothly, there had been no time to moan about it's quality, or the need to redeem it with a truckload of sugar.
Hidden away on quiet Clareville Avenue in Sandringham, Foodies Deli Cafe surely marks the beginning of a new gastronomical era in the South East. And as a long time local, I'll be the first to admit that we need more like it.