Born in Madeira, raised in Sydney, living in Melbourne and dreaming of Bali...
Published July 21st 2011
I feel like I've hit the food and coffee lovers' jackpot this week, with the discovery of not one but two new local haunts.
The latest spot being Kiss the Barista right on the beach at Dolls Point. Tucked beneath the George's River Sailing Club, this cafe has it all - good food, great coffee, lovely staff and the seaside location isn't to hard on the eye either (even when it's a cold and rainy winter day).
We settled into our seats right by the window watching the wind, and rain whip the waves and sand around, and there we stayed uninterrupted for almost four hours.
My chicken peri peri burger was delicious. The crusty bread was fresh, and the chicken fillet was both cooked well and perfectly sized - not a hormone filled monster fillet that makes you wonder what exactly it is you're eating.
As most burgers are, it was pretty messy even though I'd cut it into three smaller portions. I devoured the whole thing anyway, happily licking off the Peri Peri sauce escaping from the bun and running over my fingers. I forgot to ask if the side of crinkle cut chips were home made or just out of packet (so let me know if you go back before I do).
The coffees were also really good and you would certainly hope, with a name like Kiss the Barista, that they would get that part right. My fellow diners ordered two coffees each, and that is always a good sign. I on the other hand am well aware of my limitation and the effects of too much coffee on my nervous system, so I went with a lovely herbal peppermint tea for my second beverage.
We commented that the salads ordered by others at my table were of sizeable proportions, but even they were quickly deposited into satisfied bellies.
The ability to split the bill, and allow for separate EFTPOS payments was also a bonus - and something that I've found to be quite common overseas, but only starting to catch on in Sydney along with the free wifi connection also available here.
Dining experiences like this one finally give me a reason to be a proud St George resident. I look forward to more quality establishments like it and far less greasy, cheap and nasty fast food style outlets and so-called cafes.
thanks for the recommendation. Checked it out today and will be going back!
By Anonymous Thursday, 11th of August @ 12:55 pm
not that good
By Anonymous Tuesday, 16th of August @ 05:37 am
The experience i had was even better than the review. Absolutely loved it!
By Anonymous Wednesday, 17th of August @ 02:54 am
try foodies, on clareville ave near russell ave around the corner, excellent
By Anonymous Wednesday, 31st of August @ 03:55 am
And Cafe Bella Dee , on fountainblaeu St, St George has loads to offer
By Anonymous Monday, 5th of September @ 04:33 am
oooh will have to check out Cafe Bella Dee! Thanks :)
By Anonymous Monday, 5th of September @ 04:45 am
I tried kiss the barista and cafe Bella Dee on fountainblaue st and must say I was very impressed with the food and great service at Bella Dee
By Anonymous Tuesday, 6th of September @ 11:00 am
love it and i got to kiss the barista!
By Anonymous Wednesday, 7th of September @ 04:49 am
Agreed both are lovley but kiss the barista has the smoothest coffee blend ever along with alot more room for prams and groups
By Anonymous Saturday, 1st of October @ 03:19 am
Not experienced Bella Dee yet but was very disappointed with my last visit to Kiss the Barista - served with burnt raisin toast and only one small square of butter which was unspreadable - love the location but foodwise it is slipping.
By Anonymous Thursday, 10th of November @ 06:41 am
Kiss the Barista is great if you have a young family, the kids can play on the sand on the beach directly out the front and the adults can watch them safely. The food is great but the coffee is outstanding. Such a great relaxed atmosphere with very friendly staff.